Change in the composition of the Arbitral Tribunal concerning the redemption of Pohjola Bank plc minority shares

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OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative
Stock exchange release
22 August 2014

Change in the composition of the Arbitral Tribunal concerning the redemption of
Pohjola Bank plc minority shares

One of the three members of the Redemption Committee of the Chamber of
Commerce's Arbitral Tribunal has changed. Attorney Matti Ylä-Mononen has
announced his resignation from arbitration duties. The Redemption Committee of
the Chamber of Commerce has nominated Attorney Justus Könkkölä. The other two
members are Attorney Pekka Puhakka (Chair) and Attorney Petra Kiurunen.

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative has 98.41% of Pohjola shares and 99.14% of
the votes conferred by shares.

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative
Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer

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OP-Pohjola Communications, media contacts, tel. +358 (0)50 523 9904

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OP-Pohjola Group is Finland's leading financial services group providing a
unique range of banking, investment and insurance services. The Group's mission
is to promote the prosperity, well-being and security of its owner-members,
customers and operating regions through its local presence. Its objective is to
offer the best and most versatile package of loyal customer benefits on the
market. OP-Pohjola Group consists of some 180 member cooperative banks and the
Group's central institution, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, with its
subsidiaries and closely-related companies, the largest of which is the listed
company Pohjola Bank plc. The Group has a staff of 12,000. OP-Pohjola Group
posted earnings before tax of EUR 705 million in 2013 and had total assets of
EUR 101 billion on 31 December 2013. The Group has 4.3 million customers.



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