Jani Puroranta, M.Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed Beltton-Group’s Chief Business Development Officer and a member of the Group Management as of January 2, 2008. Together with the Group’s top management, Puroranta will be responsible for strategy development and acquisitions. “The position of Chief Business Development Officer is new in our Group. We want to strongly enhance our investments in growth, profitability, and internationalization. In addition to developing our strategy, I believe that having Puroranta in the company will accelerate the integration of our acquisitions, among other things”, says Heikki Vienola, CEO of Beltton-Group Plc. “Working at Beltton is a very interesting and welcome challenge for me. I believe that my international experience in management and expert positions will be very beneficial to continuing Beltton’s success. I expect Beltton to grow strongly in Finland and rest of Scandinavia in the near future. This requires, in addition to acquisitions, organic growth and even possibly finding completely new, mainstay business areas. I believe a solid co-operation with the Group Management and the business area leaders will bring forth good results for instance in the form of finding new synergies”, tells Puroranta, who starts as Chief Business Development Officer in January. Born in 1974, Jani Puroranta transfers to Beltton-Group from McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm. From 2002 to 2004 Puroranta worked at OMX Exchanges as Senior Vice President, Business Development & Support and as a member of OMX Exchanges management team, among other things. In addition, Puroranta has earlier worked as Partner at Privanet Capital and in various management positions at Helsinki Exchanges. BELTTON-GROUP PLC Heikki Vienola CEO Further information: Heikki Vienola, CEO Tel. +358 9 5259 0050 or +358 50 65 110 e-mail: Sirpa Väisänen, IR Officer Tel. +358 9 5259 0050 or +358 400 943 243 e-mail: DISTRIBUTION The Helsinki Stock Exchange Key media