Pohjola Pankki Oyj : Decisions by the Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative

Pohjola Pankki Oyj : Decisions by the Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola
                          Group Central Cooperative

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative
Stock Exchange Release
22 March 2013, 2.00 pm

Decisions by the Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola Group Central
Cooperative

The Annual Cooperative Meeting of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative,
Pohjola Bank plc's parent company, held in Helsinki on 22 March 2013, adopted
the financial statements for 2012, discharged those accountable from liability
and elected the persons below.

Supervisory Board

As proposed by OP-Pohjola Group's Nomination Committee, the Meeting elected
the following persons to the Supervisory Board for a three-year term ending in
2016:

The Meeting re-elected the following Supervisory Board members, who were due
to resign: Mervi Väisänen (Kainuun OP-liitto), Senior Lecturer; Hannu Simi
(Keski-Pohjanmaan OP-liitto), planner; Ola Eklund (Sydkustens OP-Förbund),
Product Group Director.

The Meeting elected the following new Supervisory Board members: Kalevi
Korhonen (Lapin OP-liitto), Chairman of the Board of Directors; Kaija Tölli
(Pohjois-Pohjanmaan OP-liitto), Export Coordinator; Leif Enberg (Österbottens
OP-Förbund), Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Jari Himanen, Managing Director, was elected for the remaining term of 2013-15
to replace Professor Jarmo Partanen who had requested resignation from the
Supervisory Board.

As proposed by the Nomination Committee, the Meeting elected Ulla Järvi
(Keski-Pohjanmaan OP-liitto), Lecturer, to the Supervisory Board for a term
ending in 2015, by virtue of §10, paragraph 2 of the Bylaws.

As proposed by the Nomination Committee, the Meeting confirmed the number of
Supervisory Board members at 33.

At its first meeting after the Annual Cooperative Meeting, the Supervisory
Board elected Professor Jaakko Pehkonen to act as Chairman and Senior Lecturer
Mervi Väisänen and Managing Director Vesa Lehikoinen to act as Vice Chairmen.

Auditor

The Meeting re-elected KPMG Oy Ab, a firm of authorised public accountants
based in Helsinki, to act as OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative's auditor
for the financial year 2013, in accordance with prior written consent.

OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative

Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer

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OP-Pohjola Group is Finland's leading financial services group providing a
unique range of banking, investment and insurance services. The Group has the
mission of promoting the sustainable prosperity, well-being and security of
its owner-members, customers and operating regions through its local presence.
Its objective is to offer the best and most versatile package of loyal
customer benefits on the market. OP-Pohjola Group consists of some 200 member
cooperative banks and the Group's central institution, OP-Pohjola Group
Central Cooperative, with its subsidiaries and closely-related companies, the
largest of which is the listed company Pohjola Bank plc.With a staff of more
than 13,000 OP-Pohjola Group posted consolidated earnings of 601 million euros
before tax in 2012 and had total assets of 99.8 billion euros on 31 December
2012. The Group has over four million customers.

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