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Board of Directors

Sampo plc's Board of Directors, elected annually by the AGM of Sampo plc, uses the highest decision making power in Sampo Group between the AGMs. Sampo's Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the company in compliance with the law, the regulations of the authorities, Sampo's Articles of Association and the decisions of Shareholders Meetings.

Following persons served on Sampo plc's Board of Directors in 2010:

Björn Wahlroos (born 1952)

Chairman

Positions of Trust:

UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Chairman of the Board;
Nordea Bank AB (publ), Vice Chairman of the Board;
Hanken School of Economics, Chairman of the Board;
Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Member of the Board;
The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA, Member of the Board

  • Wahlroos was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sampo plc on 5 April 2001.
  • Wahlroos holds 11,856,737 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.

Matti Vuoria (born 1951)

Vice Chairman
CEO, President of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Positions of Trust:

Wärtsilä Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board;
Stora Enso Oyj, Member of the Board;
Securities Market Association, Chairman of the Association's Board;
Federation of Finnish Financial Services, Member of the Board;
The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, Member of the Board;
Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Chairman

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 7 April 2004.
  • Vuoria holds 32,698 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.

Tom Berglund (born 1951)

Professor of Hanken School of Economics

Positions of Trust:

The European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Member;
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Financial Innovation and Financial Stability, Advisory Committee, Member;
The Nordic Corporate Governance Network, Chairman

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 25 May 2000.
  • Berglund holds 6,615 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
 

Anne Brunila (born 1957)

Executive Vice President of Fortum Corporation

Positions of Trust:

Kone Corporation, Member of the Board;
The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA, Member of the Board;
Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA, Member of the Board;
Aalto University Foundation, Member of the Board;
Aalto-yliopistokiinteistöt Oy, Member of the Board;
International Chamber of Commerce, Finland, Member of the Board;
Finnish Energy Industries, Member of the Board

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 9 April 2003.
  • Brunila holds 6,306 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.

Veli-Matti Mattila (born 1961)

President and CEO of Elisa Corporation

Positions of Trust:

Central Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board;
The Finnish Fair Association, Member of the Supervisory Board;
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Member of Representative Assembly

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 7 April 2009.
  • Mattila holds 2,250 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.

Eira Palin-Lehtinen
(born 1950)

Positions of Trust:

Elisa Corporation, Member of the Board;
Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Deputy Board Member and Member of Finance Committee;
Nordea Funds (Nordea Alternative Investment, Nordea Funds of Funds, Nordea I Sicav), Luxembourg, Member of the Board;
Svenska konstsamfundet, Member of Investment Committee

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 15 April 2008.
  • Palin-Lehtinen holds 4,363 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
 

Jukka Pekkarinen (born 1947)

State Under-Secretary, Economic Affairs

Positions of Trust:

Economic Council of Finland, Secretary General;
Advisory Board to the Government Institute for Economic Research, Chairman

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sampo plc since 5 April 2006.
  • Pekkarinen holds 6,409 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.

Christoffer Taxell (born 1948)

Positions of Trust:

Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi, Chairman of the Board;
Finnair plc, Chairman of the Board;
Stockmann plc, Chairman of the Board;
Föreningen Konstsamfundet, Chairman of the Board;
Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Member of Investment Committee;
Nordkalk Oy Ab, Member of the Board;
Luvata Oy, Member of the Board

  • Taxell was transferred to the Board of Directors of Sampo plc from the Supervisory Board on 1 January 1998.
  • Taxell holds 7,006 Sampo plc shares directly or through a controlled company.
 

Following Board members are independent of the company and its major shareholders: Tom Berglund, Veli-Matti Mattila, Eira Palin-Lehtinen, Jukka Pekkarinen and Christoffer Taxell.

Information as on 31 December 2010. The entire CVs of members of the Board of Directors can be viewed at www.sampo.com/board.

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