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:
Hannu Syrjänen, Chairman
Heikki Westerlund, Chairman
Sirpa Jalkanen, Chairman
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.
| Timo Lappalainen|
President and CEO
| Olli Huotari|
Senior VP, Corporate Functions
Orionintie 1A, FI-02200 Espoo, Finland
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.