8/31/2006

Change in Orion's R&D management

Docent, MD, PhD Esa Heinonen will take a one year study leave as of 1 September, 2006 and will at the same time leave the position of Senior Vice President, Research and Development of pharmaceuticals of the Orion Group.

Dr. Heinonen will continue as a part time employee of Orion in certain projects during the study leave after which he will return to Orion as a full time employee to a position to be agreed later.
 
Recruiting process of the new Senior Vice President, Research and Development of pharmaceuticals is in progress. Mr. Antti Haapalinna, Director from Orion's Research and Development, will assume the responsibilities of the position until the permanent holder has been appointed.
 
  
Orion Corporation
 
  
Jukka Viinanen                                        Olli Huotari
President and CEO                                  Senior VP, Corporate Functions
 
Contact person:
Jukka Viinanen, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 426 3710
 
  
 
Distribution:
Helsinki Stock Exchange
Media
 
Publisher:
Orion Corporation
Corporate Administration
Orionintie 1A, 02200 Espoo
Homepage: www.orion.fi