Vacon Oyj : Change in Vacon Plc's Executive Management Team

         Vacon Oyj : Change in Vacon Plc's Executive Management Team

Vacon Plc, Stock Exchange Release, 8 January 2013 at 9.30 am (EET)

Vacon Plc's CFO, Eriikka Söderström, has resigned to join KONE Corporation.
Söderström will continue at Vacon until 5 February 2013.

"Eriikka has done a good job at Vacon and we are grateful for her
contribution to our company. We wish her all the best at KONE Corporation,"
says Vesa Laisi, Vacon's President and CEO.

Vacon has initiated search for new CFO.

VACON PLC

Further information:

  *Vesa Laisi, President and CEO, phone +358 (0)40 8371 510,
    vesa.laisi(at)vacon.com
  *Sebastian Linko, Director, Corporate Communications and Investor
    Relations, +358 (0)40 8371 634, sebastian.linko(at)vacon.com

Vacon in brief:

Vacon is driven by a passion to develop, manufacture and sell the best AC
drives and inverters in the world - and provide customers with efficient
product lifecycle services. Our AC drives offer optimum process control and
energy efficiency for electric motors. Vacon inverters play a key role when
energy is produced from renewable sources. Vacon has production and R&D
facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and sales offices in 27
countries. Further, Vacon has sales representatives and service partners in
nearly 90 countries. In 2011, Vacon's revenues amounted to EUR 380.9 million,
and the company employed globally approximately 1,500 people. The shares of
Vacon Plc (VAC1V) are quoted on the main list of the Helsinki stock exchange
(NASDAQ OMX Helsinki).

Driven by Drives, www.vacon.com

Distribution:

NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Financial Supervisory Authority
Main media

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