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OP-Pohjola Group's Highest Medals Awarded

March 29, 2011 - London

At OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative's Cooperative Meeting held on Tuesday in Helsinki, OP-Pohjola Group awarded its highest medals, the Gebhard Medals, to the following people:

Managing Director Jukka Hulkkonen. He began his career with the Group in 1982 and has worked in management positions in a number of member cooperative banks, currently being the Managing Director on Salon Osuuspankki. He has been working as Vice Chairman of the Central Cooperative's/OP-Pohjola's Supervisory Board since 2006, and held a number of other administrative posts in OP-Pohjola Group, in addition to being Chairman of OP-johtajat (OP Executives) association.

Markku Lehtosaari. Taking up an administrative post at Savonlinnan Osuuspankki in 1976, he has since then held administrative positions in various Group units. He was appointed to the Central Cooperative's Supervisory Board for the first time in 2006 and again in 2009. He also worked as an MP in 1987-1999.

Chief Business Development Officer Tony Vepsäläinen. He has been employed by OP-Pohjola Group since 1993 in Kuopio, Turku, Tampere and since 2007 in Helsinki. He was President of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative 2007-2010. He is currently OP-Pohjola Group's Chief Business Development Officer and Deputy to the Executive Chairman. In addition to operational management duties, he has held many senior administrative posts in various units.

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