Wärtsilä appoints Atte Palomäki Group Vice President, Corporate Communications and a member of Board of Management

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 7 January 2008 at 11:00 UTC+2

Mr Atte Palomäki (42) M.Sc. (pol.) has been appointed Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, as of March 1, 2008. In this new position Mr. Palomäki becomes a member of the Wärtsilä Board of Management and reports to Mr Ole Johansson, President and CEO. With this appointment Wärtsilä aims to integrate its global corporate communications, brand management, marketing communications and investor relations.

“Coming from the key position of Group Chief Press Officer for Nordea Bank, and having made an extensive career in journalism both in broadcast and print media Atte Palomäki brings in-depth experience and knowledge of strategic communications. With this appointment Wärtsilä will add more weight to communication as a key area of the work of the Board of Management,” says Mr Ole Johansson.

For further information:
Ole Johansson, President & CEO, tel +358 10 7095 601
Atte Palomäki, tel +358-40-547 6390