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Lars Häggström appointed as new Head of Group HR and member of Stora Enso Group Executive Team

Press release from the issuing company

Stora Enso has appointed Lars Häggström (42) as new Head of Group Human Resources and member of the Group Executive Team. He is currently Head of Group HR at Nordea Bank AB.

Prior to his appointment at Nordea in 2008, Lars Häggström worked in number of managerial HR positions in Gambro AB, AstraZeneca and Telia. From 1995 to 2002 he worked for one of the world's leading medical companies, Eli Lilly & Co., in several HR positions including Director of Human Resources in Latin America.

Lars Häggström has a B.Sc. in HR Development and Labour Relations from the University of Linköping and has specialised in Personnel Management and Educational Planning at the University of Uppsala.

"I am very happy to see Lars Häggström joining our team and taking over the Group HR function. His international background, strategic orientation and hands-on experience in leading change processes is a perfect fit for Stora Enso in its current phase," says CEO Jouko Karvinen.

"Stora Enso provides an exciting global challenge and its strong drive for change has become very evident to me already. I am very much looking forward to sharing the Group's passion for people, planet and profit," says Lars Häggström.

Lars Häggström will join Stora Enso on 1 October 2010 and report to CEO Jouko Karvinen.