Composition of the Nomination Committee of Orion Corporation

| Source: Orion
Orion Corporation   Stock Exchange Release      23 October 2012 at 18.10 EEST

The Board of Directors of Orion Corporation has elected the following persons to
the Nomination Committee of the company:

Kari Jussi Aho
Matti Kavetvuo
Timo Ritakallio
Seppo Salonen
Hannu Syrjänen
Jukka Ylppö

Matti Kavetvuo was elected Chairman of the Committee.

The Committee prepares and presents a recommendation to the Board of Directors
for the proposal to the Annual General Meeting concerning the composition of the
Board. The term of the Nomination Committee shall end at the closing of the next
Annual General Meeting of the company.

The essentials of the working order of the Nomination Committee and a
description of the election process of its members are provided at, a page in the Corporate Governance section
of the Orion Group internet website.

Orion Corporation

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

Contact person:
Timo Lappalainen, President and CEO, phone +358 10 426 3692

Orion Corporation
Orionintie 1A, FI-02200 Espoo

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 2011 amounted to EUR 918 million and the company had about
3,400 employees. Orion's A and B shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.