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Hitt og þetta 14. apríl 2006

President & CEO of Suomi Mutual joins Metsaliitto Group board of directors

Nordic Business Report-April 14, 2006-President & CEO of Suomi Mutual joins Metsaliitto Group board of directors
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Finnish forest industry group Metsaliitto Group reported on Thursday (13 April) that Eino Halonen, president and CEO of Finnish insurance company Suomi Mutual Life Assurance Company, is to join its board of directors.

In addition to Metsaliitto Halonen is also a member of the board of directors of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, OKO Bank and YIT.

Previously he has served as CFO of MeritaNordbanken, CEO of Pohjola Life Insurance Company and a member of the board of governors of Merita Bank.

Separately, Metsaliitto Cooperative's Representative Council decided at its annual general meeting held on 12-13 April 2006 to keep the interest on members' share payments unchanged.

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