Sirpa Laakso, MSc (Econ.), 45, has been appointed HR director and a member of
the Management Team effective 13 January 2011. Ms Laakso will be responsible
for HKScan's HR functions and for their development in all of the Group's
market areas. She will report to CEO Matti Perkonoja. 

Sirpa Laakso is joining HKScan from the post of SVP, Human Resources at Altia
Plc. She has previously held positions in HR administration at i.a. Vaasan &
Vaasan Oy, Novartis Finland Oy and Efore Plc. 

HKScan Corporation

Matti Perkonoja 

Further information:
CFO Irma Kiilunen, HKScan Corporation. Please leave any messages for her to
call with Marjukka Hujanen on +358 (0)10 570 6218. 

HKScan is one of the leading food companies in northern Europe with home
markets in Finland, Sweden, the Baltic countries 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. It had net sales of
2.1 billion euro in 2009. 

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