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Operations in Atria Baltic and Atria Russia are reorganised

15.10.2007 10:00
Atria's operations in the Baltic countries and Russia are being developed and   
reorganised from 1 November 2007.                                               

Atria Baltic operations will become the responsibility of Juha Gröhn from 1     
November 2007. Mr. Gröhn will continue as the Managing Director of Atria Finland
Ltd and the Deputy Managing Director of Atria Group Plc. In addition, he is     
responsible for Atria Group's primary production and meat raw material          
procurement.                                                                    

Juha Ruohola will continue as the Managing Director of Atria Russia and OOO     
Pit-Product. In addition, Mr. Ruohola is responsible for Atria Group's entire   
purchasing and investments.                                                     

Ghrön and Ruohola report to Atria Group Plc's President and CEO, Matti          
Tikkakoski.                                                                     

Atria's operations in the Baltic countries will focus on Estonia and the country
manager will be changed. Simultaneously, the Managing Director of AS Valga      
Lihatööstus and UAB Vilniaus Mesa will change.                                  

Raimo Kirmanen has held a key role in the integration of Atria Baltic operations
and in focusing the Baltic operations in Estonia. Mr. Kirmanen has been         
appointed Industrial Sales Manager for Atria Finland Ltd, effective from 1      
November 2007. In his new task, Mr. Kirmanen reports to Atria Finland Ltd's     
Sales Manager Pentti Jukola.                                                    

Food engineer Kari Körkkö has been appointed the country manager of Atria Baltic
operations and the Managing Director of AS Valga Lihatööstus and UAB Vilniaus   
Mesa, effective from 1 November 2007. Mr. Körkkö has over 20 years of experience
in the food and meat industry. Before starting work with Atria, Körkkö worked   
for ten years as the country manager of Raisio Group plc's Polish operations.   
Körkkö reports to Juha Gröhn.                                                   

For more information please contact President and CEO, Atria Group Plc, Matti   
                                                                                
Tikkakoski, +358 50 2582.                                                       


ATRIA GROUP PLC                                                                 

Matti Tikkakoski                                                                
President and CEO                                                               


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