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 effect. 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 follows: 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 Jorma Kasslin Chief Executive Officer For further information: 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. Stock Exchange Release: 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: Rapala VMC Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1675906]