Taisto Turunen continues as the Chairman of Fingrid's Board of DirectorsThe Annual General Meeting of Fingrid Oyj has accepted the financial statements for 2002 and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the Presidents from liability. The following persons were elected members of the Board of Directors until the next Annual General Meeting (personal deputy members in brackets):Chairman
Taisto Turunen, Director General, Ministry of Trade and Industry
(Timo Ritonummi, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Trade and Industry)
1st Deputy Chairman
Timo Rajala, President & CEO, Pohjolan Voima Oy
(Matti Kaisjoki, Executive Vice President, Pohjolan Voima Oy)
2nd Deputy Chairman
Tapio Kuula, President, Fortum Power and Heat Oy
(Juha Laaksonen, Chief Financial Officer, Fortum Oyj)
Other Board members
Marjukka Aarnio, Chief Counsellor, Ministry of Trade and Industry
(Pekka Kettunen, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Trade and Industry)
Timo Karttinen, President, Power Portfolio Management and Trading, Fortum Power and Heat Oy
(Tapio Lehtisalo, Managing Director, Fortum Sähkönsiirto Oy)
Pertti Simola, Vice President, Energy, UPM-Kymmene Oyj
(Timo Koivuniemi, Senior Vice President, Stora Enso Oyj)
Pertti Voutilainen, M.Sc. (Eng.), appointed by investor shareholders
(Paavo Monni, M.Sc. (Eng.), appointed by investor shareholders).
The Annual General Meeting decided to pay a dividend of EUR 1,994.71 per share, i.e. a total of EUR 6,632,410.75.
The auditor of the company continues to be Pricewaterhouse Coopers Oy with Henrik Sormunen, Authorised Public Accountant, as the responsible auditor.
Timo Toivonen, President, Fingrid Oyj
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