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Rapala VMC Corporation
Stock Exchange Release
February 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
The Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corporation ("the Group") has appointed Mr.
Victor Skvortsov as a member of the Group's Executive Committee with immediate
Victor Skvortsov is in charge of the Group's distribution company in Russia, Zao
Normark, and he is also in charge of the Group's distribution operations in
Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Other members of the Executive Committee and their responsibilities are as
Jorma Kasslin, Chief Executive Officer
Jussi Ristimäki, Chief Financial Officer
Olli Aho, Company Counsel and Investor Relations
Lars Ollberg, Head of Fishing Line and Accessory Business
Juhani Pehkonen, Head of Lure Business
Stanislas de Castelnau, Head of Fishing Hook Business and distribution in France
Tom Mackin, Head of distribution in the US
RAPALA VMC CORPORATION
Chief Executive Officer
Olli Aho, Company Counsel and Investor Relations, tel. +358 9 7562 540
Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and Main Media
Rapala VMC Corporation ("the Group") is a leading fishing tackle company and the
global market leader in fishing lures, treble hooks and fishing related knives
and tools. The Group also has a strong global position in other fishing
categories and it is one of the leading distributors of outdoor, hunting and
winter sport products in the Nordic countries. The Group has the largest
distribution network in the industry. The main manufacturing facilities are
located in Finland, France, Estonia, Russia, China, Indonesia and the UK. The
Group brand portfolio includes the leading brand in the industry, Rapala, and
other global brands like VMC, Sufix, Storm, Blue Fox, Luhr Jensen, Williamson,
Dynamite Baits, Mora Ice, StrikeMaster, Marttiini and Peltonen. The Group, with
net sales of EUR 291 million in 2012, employs some 2 000 people in 38 countries.
Rapala VMC Corporation's share is listed and traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
stock exchange since 1998.
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