MATTI PERKONOJA TO STAY ON AS HKSCAN CEO UNTIL 2012

The Board of Directors of HKScan Corporation have agreed with CEO Matti
Perkonoja, that he will stay on CEO of HKScan longer than previously announced.
Having planned to retire after 2010, Mr Perkonoja has now agreed to serve as
CEO until the end of February 2012 before taking retirement. 

Matti Perkonoja was appointed CEO of HKScan in January 2009. Before this, he
held commercial and industrial management positions and most recently the post
of CFO in the company which he joined in 1993. 


HKScan Corporation


Markku Aalto
Chairman of the Board


Further information:
Chairman of the Board Markku Aalto and CEO Matti Perkonoja. Please leave any
messages for them to call with Marjukka Hujanen, tel. +358 (0)10 570 6218. 



HKScan is one of the leading food companies in northern Europe with home
markets in Finland, Sweden, the Baltics and Poland. HKScan manufactures, sells
and markets pork and beef, poultry products, processed meats and convenience
foods under several well-known local brand names. Its customers are retail, the
HoReCa sector, industry and export customers. HKScan is active in nine
countries and has some 10,000 employees. Annual net sales are 2.3 billion euro. 


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