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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Elisa Markula appointed President and CEO of Tikkurila

Tikkurila Oyj    

Published: 08:05 CET 13-02-2018 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Tikkurila Oyj / : TIK1V /ISIN: FI4000008719

Elisa Markula appointed President and CEO of Tikkurila

Tikkurila Oyj
Stock Exchange Release
February 13, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. (CET+1)
Elisa Markula appointed President and CEO of Tikkurila 
The Board of Directors of Tikkurila Oyj has appointed Elisa Markula (born 1966, M.Sc. Econ.) President and CEO of Tikkurila Group. She will start in the position on May 12, 2018, at the latest.  
Elisa Markula will join Tikkurila from Paulig Group where she has worked since 2010 as Director of Paulig Group Coffee Business. Markula is also a member of the Paulig Group Management Team. She has versatile experience in consumer business and branded goods. Prior to Paulig, she has worked at Lego, Snellman, SCA and Fazer, among others. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Olvi Oyj. 
"We are pleased to appoint Elisa Markula as Tikkurila's new President and CEO. Markula has a proven track record on building international brands and developing businesses in markets significant to Tikkurila. Her experience in strategic transformations and strategy implementation is highly valued when taking the current development phase of Tikkurila into consideration", said Jari Paasikivi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tikkurila.
Jukka Havia has acted as Interim President and CEO since September 21, 2017 and will continue in this role until Elisa Markula assumes her duties as President and CEO. After that, Jukka Havia will continue in his role as CFO and as member of the Tikkurila Management Board. 
Elisa Markula's CV is attached to this release 
Tikkurila Oyj
Board of Directors
For further information, please contact:
Jari Paasikivi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, mobile +358 500 530 375 
Minna Avellan, Director, Communications and Investor Relations, mobile +358 40 533 7932, minna.avellan@tikkurila.com 
Sustainable Nordicness
Tikkurila is a leading Nordic paint company with expertise that spans decades. We develop premium products and services that provide our customers with quality that will stand the test of time and weather. We operate in around ten countries and our 3,000 dedicated professionals share the joy of building a vivid future through surfaces that make a difference. In 2017, our revenue totaled EUR 582 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Nordic quality from start to finish since 1862. 

CV Elisa Markula

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients. Source: Tikkurila Oyj, Kuninkaalantie 1, Vantaa 01301, Finland
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