HKScan Corporation               Stock exchange release      Feb 4, 2011 12.50


The Extraordinary General Meeting of HKScan was held today on Friday, February 4, 2011 in the auditorium of the Mauno Koivisto Centre in Turku.

In accordance with the proposal of HKScan’s largest shareholder, LSO Osuuskunta, the Extraordinary General Meeting elected to HKScan’s Board of Directors Juha Kylämäki, Niels Borup and Tero Hemmilä to replace Board members Markku Aalto, Tiina Varho-Lankinen and Matti Murto, who tendered their resignations on January 4, 2011. Juha Kylämäki is a farm entrepreneur and broiler meat producer. Niels Borup, MSc (Econ. & Bus. Admin.), is a farm entrepreneur and a pork and milk producer. Tero Hemmilä, M.Sc. (Agr. & For.), is managing director of Yara Suomi Oy.

At the organisation meeting held immediately following the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Board elected Juha Kylämäki as its Chairman and Niels Borup as Deputy Chairman. In addition to the above-mentioned new members Matti Karppinen, Pasi Laine and Otto Ramel continue as members of HKScan's Board of Directors.

The personal particulars of all the members elected to the Board are available on HKScan Corporation’s website at

The minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting may be viewed on HKScan's website as from February 18, 2011.

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Further information is available from HKScan Corporation's CEO, Matti Perkonoja. Please leave any messages for him 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, Denmark, 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 11,000 employees. It had net sales of EUR 2.1 billion in 2009.

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