Rapala VMC Oyj : APPOINTMENTS TO RAPALA VMC CORPORATION'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Rapala VMC Oyj : APPOINTMENTS TO RAPALA VMC CORPORATION'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

                            Rapala VMC Corporation
                            Stock Exchange Release
                        February 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

 The Board of Directors of Rapala VMC Corporation ("the Group") has appointed
   Mr. Victor Skvortsov as a member of the Group's Executive Committee with
                              immediate effect.

 Victor Skvortsov is in charge of the Group's distribution company in Russia,
 Zao Normark, and he is also in charge of the Group's distribution operations
                          in Belarus and Kazakhstan.

  Other members of the Executive Committee and their responsibilities are as
                                   follows:

                    Jorma Kasslin, Chief Executive Officer
                   Jussi Ristimäki, Chief Financial Officer
               Olli Aho, Company Counsel and Investor Relations
          Lars Ollberg, Head of Fishing Line and Accessory Business
                    Juhani Pehkonen, Head of Lure Business
  Stanislas de Castelnau, Head of Fishing Hook Business and distribution in
                                    France
                  Tom Mackin, Head of distribution in the US

                            RAPALA VMC CORPORATION

                                Jorma Kasslin
                           Chief Executive Officer

                           For further information:
    Olli Aho, Company Counsel and Investor Relations, tel. +358 9 7562 540

               Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and Main Media

Rapala VMC Corporation ("the Group") is  a leading fishing tackle company  and 
the global market leader  in fishing lures, treble  hooks and fishing  related 
knives and tools. The Group also has a strong global position in other fishing
categories and it is one of  the leading distributors of outdoor, hunting  and 
winter sport  products in  the Nordic  countries. The  Group has  the  largest 
distribution network in  the industry. The  main manufacturing facilities  are 
located in Finland, France, Estonia, Russia, China, Indonesia and the UK.  The 
Group brand portfolio includes the leading brand in the industry, Rapala,  and 
other global brands like VMC, Sufix, Storm, Blue Fox, Luhr Jensen, Williamson,
Dynamite Baits, Mora  Ice, StrikeMaster,  Marttiini and  Peltonen. The  Group, 
with net sales of  EUR 291 million in  2012, employs some 2  000 people in  38 
countries. Rapala VMC Corporation's share is  listed and traded on the  NASDAQ 
OMX Helsinki stock exchange since 1998.

                            Stock Exchange Release

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