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Fortum's Chairman of the Board of Directors will change

02 April 2009, 11:35 EEST

Fortum Corporation Stock Exchange Release 2 April 2009 at 11.35 EET

Fortum's Chairman of the Board of Directors will change                         

Peter Fagernäs has informed that he will cancel his consent to continue as the  
Chairman of Fortum's Board of Directors after the Annual General Meeting of     
shareholders (AGM) on 7 April 2009.                                             

”In my position as the Chairman of Fortum's Board of Directors, I have tried to 
follow also the decisions and agreements that have been made prior to my        
chairmanship. Since this is not enough, I regard myself freed from my previous  
consent to continue as the Chairman after the Annual General Meeting on 7 April 
2009,” says Fagernäs in his letter to Pekka Timonen, Chairman of the            
Shareholders' Nomination Committee.                                             

Chairman of Fortum's Shareholders' Nomination Committee Pekka Timonen has       
informed that the Committee shall convene as soon as possible and will make a   
new proposal for Fortum's AGM concerning the Chairman of the Board of Directors.


Fortum Corporation                                                              
Maria Romantschuk                                                               
SVP, Corporate Communications                                                   

Further information:                                                            
Pekka Timonen, Chairman of the Shareholders' Nomination Committee, 
+358 9 1602 3000                                                   



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