Heikki Huttunen appointed Sales Director at Alma Mediapartners

Alma Media Corporation   Press release   January 12, 2011 at 9.00 (EET) HEIKKI HUTTUNEN APPOINTED SALES DIRECTOR AT ALMA MEDIAPARTNERS OY Heikki Huttunen, M Sc (Econ), 36, has been appointed Sales Director at Alma Mediapartners Oy, part of Alma Media Group. Mr Huttunen will commence in his new role as of February 1, 2011 and will report to Mr Raimo Mäkilä, Senior Vice President of Alma Media's Marketplaces business area. Huttunen has more than ten years of experience of marketplaces business. He has acted as the Head of Autotalli.com and most recently as the Director of Etuovi product family. The current Sales Director, Mr Stefan Kajanus, will leave Alma Media. - I want to thank Stefan warmly for his great contribution and wish him the all the best in his future endeavors. Heikki, with his versatile experience, is the best possible successor to continue the development of nationwide marketplaces business that has begun so well, says Raimo Mäkilä. Alma Mediapartners Oy, is a company focused on nationwide marketplaces business. Its best-known services are Etuovi.com, Vuokraovi.com, Autotalli.com and Mikko.fi. Alma Mediapartners is owned by Alma Media (65%) and Arena Partners (35%), a development company of several regional newspapers appearing in Central Finland. For further information, please contact: Heikki Huttunen, Alma Mediapartners, Sales Director as of February 1, 2011, tel. +358 10 665 3423 Raimo Mäkilä, Senior Vice President, Marketplaces, tel. +358 10 665 5802 Alma Media in brief Alma Media is a dynamic media company whose best-known products are Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs nearly 3,000 professionals. The company's net sales in 2009 totalled MEUR 307.8 with an operating margin of 13.5 per cent. Alma Media's share (ALN1V) is listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Exchange. Read more at www.almamedia.fi This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Alma Media Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1479058]