New IR Head at Pohjola Bank

Niina Pullinen has been appointed head of IR at Finnish financial services group Pohjola Bank, effective as of 15 January 2012. She will be responsible for Pohjola’s equity investor and debt investor relations and report to Vesa Aho, CFO. She has been working for Pohjola since 2001.

PRESS RELEASE

Niina Pullinen, 31, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) and CEFA, has been appointed Head of IR at Pohjola Bank plc, effective as of 15 January 2012.

She will be responsible for Pohjola Group’s equity investor and debt investor relations and report to Vesa Aho, CFO. She has been working for Pohjola since 2001, leaving behind her the duties of Credit Risk Manager at Risk Management.

Tarja Ollilainen, who was previously in charge of Investor Relations, will take up her duties on 1 January 2012 as Pohjola Group’s Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Group Executive Committee.

For more information, please contact:
Vesa Aho, CFO, Pohjola Bank plc, tel. +358 (0)10 252 2336 or +358 (0)50 343 1841

Pohjola Bank plc is a Finnish financial services group which provides its customers with banking, non-life insurance and asset management services. Our mission is to promote the prosperity, security and wellbeing of our customers. Profitable growth and an increase in company value form our key objectives. Pohjola Group serves corporate customers in Finland and abroad by providing an extensive range of financial, investment, cash-management and non-life insurance services. We offer non-life insurance and private banking services to corporate customers. Pohjola Series A shares have been listed on the Large Cap List of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki since 1989. The number of shareholders totals around 35,000. Pohjola’s consolidated earnings before tax came to 308 million euros in 2010 and the balance sheet total amounted to 36 billion euros on 31 December 2010. Pohjola is part of OP-Pohjola Group, the leading financial services group in Finland which has over four million customers.