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Decisions by the Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative


March 29, 2011 - London

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative
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29 March 2011, 2.00 pm

Decisions by the Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative

The Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, Pohjola Bank plc's parent company, held in Helsinki on 29 March 2011, adopted the financial statements for 2010, discharged those accountable from liability and made alterations to the Statues of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative. It also elected the persons listed below.

Alteration of Statutes

The Meeting altered the Statutes of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative due mainly to the Act on the Amalgamation of Deposit Banks in force since 1 July 2010.

Supervisory Board

The Meeting elected the following persons as representatives of the federations of cooperative banks to the Supervisory Board for the term of 2011-2014: Managing Director Vesa Lehikoinen, Managing Director Ari Kakkori, Principal Seppo Laaninen, Senior Nursing Officer Marita Marttila and Professor, Vice-Rector Jaakko Pehkonen. Timo Parmasuo, Board Chairman, was elected to the Supervisory Board outside of the federations of cooperative banks. In addition, the Meeting elected Managing Director Juha Pullinen for the term 2011-2012. The Supervisory Board comprises 33 members.

Of the abovementioned persons, Lehikoinen, Kakkori, Laaninen and Pullinen were not members of the Supervisory Board the term of which ended on 29 March 2011.

At its first meeting after the Annual Cooperative Meeting, the Supervisory Board re-elected Paavo Haapakoski, liikuntaneuvos (Finnish honorary title), to act as Chairman and Vice-Rector Jaakko Pehkonen, and Managing Director Vesa Lehikoinen, to act as Vice Chairmen.

Auditor

The Annual Cooperative Meeting re-elected KPMG Oy Ab, a firm of authorised public accountants, the auditor of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative and OP-Pohjola Group for the financial year 2011.

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative

Carina Geber-Teir
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