Stock Exchange Release 25/09/2009  12:30

Chief Strategy Officer Sven Heistermann has been appointed member of the Sanoma Group's Executive Management Group as of 1 October 2009. Heistermann started at Sanoma in August 2008. Before that, Heistermann worked at management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton since 1998 leading projects related to strategy development for clients in communications, multimedia, internet and high-tech industries.

As of 1 October 2009, the Executive Management Group comprises Sanoma's President and CEO Hannu Syrjänen (Chairman), Division Presidents Eija Ailasmaa (Sanoma Magazines), Mikael Pentikäinen (Sanoma News), Anu Nissinen (Sanoma Entertainment), Jacques Eijkens (Sanoma Learning & Literature) and Timo Mänty (Sanoma Trade) as well as CSO Sven Heistermann (Sanoma) and CFO Kim Ignatius (Sanoma). Members of the Executive Management Group report to Hannu Syrjänen.

At the same time, Sanoma simplifies the structure of its Corporate Centre. As of 1 October 2009, CFO Ignatius is responsible for legal affairs, treasury and temporarily HR, in addition to finance, administration, ICT and communications.

Sanoma Corporation

Kim Ignatius
Chief Financial Officer

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