Neste Oil Corporation
Stock Exchange Release
1 February 2010 at 9.00 a.m. (EET)
Neste Oil's Nomination Committee's proposal for composition of the Board of Directors
The Nomination Committee, established by Neste Oil Corporation's Annual General Meeting on 3 April 2009, will propose to the Annual General Meeting to be held on 15 April 2010 that the company's Board of Directors should comprise the following members:
Mr Timo Peltola should be re-elected as the Chairman of the Board, Mr Mikael von Frenckell as Vice Chairman, and Board members Mr Michiel Boersma, Ms Ainomaija Haarla, Ms Nina Linander, Mr Hannu Ryöppönen and Mr Markku Tapio should be re-elected for a further term of office. The Nomination Committee's candidate for a new Board member is Ms Maija-Liisa Friman, MSc.
All those concerned have given their consent to Board service. All the nominees are considered independent, with the exception of Mr Markku Tapio, who is employed by the majority owner, the Finnish State.
The Nomination Committee will also propose that the remuneration paid to the Board of Directors should remain unchanged and be as follows:
Chairman EUR 66,000/year
Vice Chairman EUR 49,200/year
Member EUR 35,400/year
Meeting fee EUR 600/meeting
The meeting fee applies also to Board's committee meetings, and is proposed to be paid in double for the members living outside of Finland.
Shareholders' Nomination Committee was appointed in November 2009. According to the decision made by the Annual General Meeting, the Nomination Committee consisted of the representatives of the three largest shareholders as of 2 November 2009. The Nomination Committee comprised following persons: Director General, Mr Pekka Timonen from the Ownership Steering Department at the Prime Minister's Office; Mr Timo Ritakallio, Deputy CEO, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company; and Mr Risto Murto, Chief Investment Officer, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company. The Chairman of Neste Oil's Board of Directors, Mr Timo Peltola and Vice Chairman, Mr Mikael von Frenckell served as the Committee's expert members.
There is career and other relevant information on all persons proposed for Board service at www.nesteoil.com. In addition, information on Ms Friman, who is proposed to be elected as a new Board member, is attached.
Neste Oil Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications
Further information: Mr Timo Peltola, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 (0)10 458 11
Neste Oil in brief
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels. The company is the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Neste Oil's refineries are located in Porvoo and Naantali and have a combined crude oil refining capacity of approx. 260,000 barrels a day. The company had net sales of EUR 15 billion in 2008 and employs around 5,200 people. Neste Oil's share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Neste Oil has been selected into the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and awarded 'Best in Class' recognition for its social accountability by Storebrand. The company is also featured in the Ethibel Pioneer Investment Register and included in Innovest's Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations. Further information: www.nesteoil.com.