Christina von Wackerbarth, President (acting) of Sanoma Uitgevers has finalised her investigation concerning the optimal organisation form of Sanoma Magazines' Dutch operations. Based on her report, a targeted search will now be carried out for a new President. Eija Ailasmaa, President of the Sanoma Magazines Division, will lead this process. It is expected that within a few months a new President will be appointed. In the meantime, Sanoma Uitgevers' COO Jessica Haagmans will be responsible for the daily operations of the company.

Christina von Wackerbarth will now continue to concentrate on her own international consultancy business.

Further information: Eija Ailasmaa, President, Sanoma Magazines, +31 622 555 803

Sanoma Magazines is the magazines division of the Finnish media company SanomaWSOY. Sanoma Magazines is one of the 5 largest consumer magazine publishers in Europe and publishes over 280 magazines in 12 European countries. Its 2004 net sales totaled EUR 1.08 billion and it employs some 4,500 persons. With 67 magazines, the Dutch-based Sanoma Uitgevers is the biggest multimedia company in the Netherlands. Its strong magazine brands are increasingly expanding to other media platforms, especially the internet. Its 2004 net sales totaled EUR 528.8 million.


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