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Appointments in Vaahto Group

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 29.4.2009 at 10.00

APPOINTMENTS IN VAAHTO GROUP

M.Sc.(Econ.) Anssi Klinga, 43, has been appointed CEO of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj starting from May 1, 2009. He has worked as CFO in Vaahto Group since 2004 and also as Vice President (COO) since 2006.

Antti Vaahto, 61, who has been CEO of Vaahto Group Plc Oyj since 1984, will continue as a member of the Board of Directors of the company and will continue to work with assignments related on Group strategy and Asia operations.

M.Sc.(Tech.) Jyrki Strengell, 49, has been appointed Managing Director of Vaahto Ltd starting from May 1, 2009. He has worked as Sales Manager of Vaahto Ltd since 2005. He has also been responsible for sales and marketing of Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery –business unit since 2006.

Vaahto Roll Service Oy will merge to Vaahto Ltd on April 30, 2009. After the merge, Vaahto Ltd will have two operational profit centers, Vaahto Projects and Vaahto Services. Jyrki Strengell will be responsible for Vaahto Projects and M.Sc.(Tech.) Tapio Mattila, 48, will be responsible for Vaahto Service.

Vaahto Group is a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pulp and paper machinery and process machinery.

Lahti, April 29, 2009

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ

Board of Directors

Further information:

Anssi Klinga

CFO, Vaahto Group Plc Oyj

Tel. +358 50 466 1470