Markku Pehkonen appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer for Sampo

Stock Exchange Release - 03/31/2009 at 11:35 AM

Markku Pehkonen has been appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer for Sampo Group starting from 30 March 2009. Pehkonen is also responsible for Group wide Asset & Liability Management.

Pehkonen previously worked in Danske Markets Finland. Pehkonen has worked in financial sector since 1986.


SAMPO PLC

Further information:

Markku Pehkonen, Group Chief Risk Officer, phone +358 10 516 0014
Patrick LapvetelƤinen, Group CIO, phone +358 10 516 0007

Distribution:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Financial Supervisory Authority
The principal media
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