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Pohjola Pankki Oyj : Decisions by Pohjola Bank plc's Annual General Meeting

 Pohjola Pankki Oyj : Decisions by Pohjola Bank plc's Annual General Meeting

Pohjola Bank plc
Stock Exchange Release
22 March 2013, 4.30 pm

Decisions by Pohjola Bank plc's Annual General Meeting

Pohjola Bank plc's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 22 March 2013 adopted the
Financial Statements for 2012, discharged members of the Board of Directors
and the President and CEO from liability and decided to distribute a dividend
of EUR 0.46 per Series A share and EUR 0.43 per Series K share. The AGM
confirmed the number of members of the Board of Directors at eight. Marja
Partio was elected to the Board of Directors as a new member. The AGM also
approved the proposal by the Board of Directors for a Board share issue
authorisation.

DECISIONS BY THE AGM

1. Adoption of the Financial Statements

The AGM adopted the Parent Company Income Statement and Balance Sheet for 2012
and the Consolidated Income Statement and Balance Sheet for 2012.

2. Dividend distribution, and donations and other charitable contributions

The AGM decided to distribute a per-share dividend of EUR 0.46 for Series A
shares and EUR 0.43 for Series K shares. The dividend record date is 27 March
2013 and the payment date 5 April 2013.

In addition, the AGM decided to reserve a maximum of 150,000 euros for use by
the Board of Directors for donations and other charitable contributions.

3. Discharge from liability

The AGM discharged the Board members and the President and CEO from liability
for the financial year 2012.

4. Board of Directors

The AGM confirmed the number of Board members at eight (8).

The AGM elected the following members to the Board of Directors until the
closing of the next AGM: Jukka Hienonen, President and CEO; Jukka Hulkkonen,
Managing Director; Mirja-Leena (Mirkku) Kullberg, Managing Director; Marjo
Partio, Managing Director; Harri Sailas, President and CEO; and Tom von
Weymarn. Marjo Partio is a new member of the Board of Directors.

In addition to the abovementioned Board members, Reijo Karhinen, Chairman of
the Executive Board of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative, the parent
institution, acts as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Tony
Vepsäläinen, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of OP-Pohjola Group Central
Cooperative and Chief Business Development Officer, as Vice Chairman, in
accordance with the Articles of Association.

The monthly Board emoluments approved by the AGM are as follows: Chairman
8,000 euros, Vice Chairman 5,500 euros and other members 4,500 euros. An
additional monthly emolument of 1,000 euros is paid to a Board committee chair
who is not the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Board. Monthly emoluments are
treated as pensionable salary. In addition, all Board members receive an
attendance allowance of 550 euros per meeting.

5. Auditors

The AGM re-elected KPMG Oy Ab, a firm of authorised public accountants, to act
as the auditor, with Sixten Nyman, APA, acting as the chief auditor, appointed
by KPMG Oy Ab.

The AGM decided that the auditors' remuneration be based on an invoiced amount
approved by the Company.

6. Board authorisation to decide on a share issue

The AGM decided to authorise the Board of Directors to decide on one or
several rights issues. The total number of Series A and Series K shares
offered for subscription in such a rights issue may not exceed 24,000,000 and
6,000,000, respectively.

The Board of Directors is also authorised to waive the shareholders'
pre-emptive right (private placement), should there be, from the Company's
perspective, a financially cogent reason to do so, in accordance with the
Limited Liability Companies Act. In such a case, this authorisation may be
exercised for the purpose of financing and executing company acquisitions or
other transactions relating to the Company's business.

The authorisation contains the Board of Directors' right of stipulating the
terms and conditions of a share issue and on other matters relating to these
measures. The Board of Directors also has the right to determine whether the
subscription price is to be entered in full or in part in the Company's
reserve for invested non-restricted equity or in share capital.

The authorisation is effective until 22 March 2014.

7. President and CEO's review and Minutes of the AGM

The presentation material based on the President and CEO's review at the AGM
will be available in Finnish, Swedish and English on the Company's website.
The Minutes of the AGM will be available on the Company's website on 5 April
2013, at the latest.

Pohjola Bank plc

Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer

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Pohjola Bank plc is a Finnish financial services group which provides its
customers with banking, non-life insurance and asset management services. Our
mission is to promote the sustainable prosperity, security and well-being of
our customers. Profitable growth and an increase in company value form our key
objectives. Pohjola Group serves corporate customers in Finland and abroad by
providing an extensive range of financial, investment, cash- management and
non-life insurance services. We offer non-life insurance and private banking
services to private customers. Pohjola Series A shares have been listed on the
Large Cap List of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki since 1989. The number of
shareholders totals around 32,000. Pohjola's consolidated earnings before tax
came to 374 million euros in 2012 and the balance sheet total amounted to 45
billion euros on 31 December 2012. Pohjola is part of OP-Pohjola Group, the
leading financial services group in Finland with over four million customers.



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