3/19/2013

Orion Corporation: Organising meeting of the Board of Directors

ORION CORPORATION        STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE        19 MARCH 2013 4.35 P.M.  EET              

In its organising meeting, the Board of Directors of Orion Corporation, which was elected today by the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders, has elected Jukka Ylppö as Vice Chairman. The compositions of the Board committees were decided to be as follows:

Remuneration Committee:

Hannu Syrjänen, Chairman
Timo Maasilta
Heikki Westerlund

Audit Committee:
Heikki Westerlund, Chairman
Eero Karvonen
Timo Maasilta
Jukka Ylppö

R&D Committee:
Sirpa Jalkanen, Chairman
Eero Karvonen
Timo Maasilta
Hannu Syrjänen
Heikki Westerlund
Jukka Ylppö

The members to the Nomination Committee will be elected later.

The Board of Directors has assessed the independence of its members and concluded that all the members are independent of the company and its significant shareholders.

Orion Corporation

Timo Lappalainen
President and CEO
Olli Huotari
Senior VP, Corporate Functions

Publisher:
Orion Corporation
Communications
Orionintie 1A, FI-02200 Espoo, Finland
Homepage: www.orion.fi

Orion is a globally operating Finnish company developing pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests - a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. Pharmaceutical R&D focuses on central nervous system drugs, oncology and critical care drugs, and Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.

Orion's net sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 980 million and the company had about 3,500 employees. Orion's A and B shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.