Pohjola Pankki Oyj: OP-Pohjola to contribute more than one million euros to construction of new children's hospital Press release, 8 October 2013 OP-Pohjola Group has entered into a partnership with the support association for the New Children's Hospital.Along with this agreement, OP-Pohjola will contribute one million euros towards the construction of the New Children's Hospital.The amount of this contribution will be increased through various actions together with personnel, customers and other stakeholder groups as well as the support association until 2017. - We are so happy about being able to make our contribution to such a unique project. This is a major national project that supports OP-Pohjola's mission and core values in a wonderful way. We have been involved in building Finnish society and supporting wellbeing and security for over 100 years now, says Carina Geber-Teir, Chief Communications Officer of OP-Pohjola. Based on a decision taken by OP-Pohjola Central Cooperative's Supervisory Board, OP-Pohjola will become a founding donor of the New Children's hospital. - We want to show great respect to those who do their incomparably precious work among children and young people on a daily basis. - The New Children's Hospital will be a great testimony to the power of cooperation. We are challenging all and every to contribute to the project. Everyone's contribution is important, says Geber-Teir. OP-Pohjola has undertaken to be involved in the construction project as long as it comes to an end. - In addition to our financial support, we will activate and encourage our customers, employees and other stakeholder groups to contribute towards the construction of the New Children's Hospital. Anne Berner, Chairman of the New Children's Hospital 2017 support association, is very happy about the cooperation with OP-Pohjola. - The old clinic for children no longer serves its purpose in terms of premises. We need a new children's hospital now. To reach this goal, we will need to cooperate and join forces with private and public sector players. OP-Pohjola sets a great example for the entire corporate sector. Although times are tough, we can still do our bit and be involved in building a future. - Our ambition is to announce in 2017 that building the New Children's Hospital has been made possible by millions of people through their support and determination. The financial support provided by OP-Pohjola and the challenge uttered by OP-Pohjola give a large number of people and organisations the opportunity to hear more about the project and contribute to it. The support association for the New Children's Hospital 2017 project has the aim of raising 30 million euros. These donations will enable the construction in Helsinki of a new national top children's hospital unit focusing on special healthcare. The aim is that half of the 30-million euros will be raised based on donations from corporations. Planning work for the hospital is in full swing and the actual construction work should begin at the turn of 2014-2015. The aim is to complete the new hospital by the Finnish Independence Day in 2017 when we celebrate our 100th anniversary as an independent nation. For more information, please contact: Carina Geber-Teir, Chief Communications Officer, OP-Pohjola; requests for calls should be made to: +358 (0)50 5239904 Anne Berner, Chairman, New Children's Hospital 2017 support association, tel. +358 (0)400 468180 Tuula Colliander, Funding Manager, New Children's Hospital 2017 support association, tel. +358 (0)40 5753626 www.uusilastensairaala2017.fi OP-Pohjola Group is Finland's leading financial services group providing a unique range of banking, investment and insurance services.The Group's mission is to promote 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Pohjola Pankki Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1734177
Pohjola Pankki Oyj: OP-Pohjola to contribute more than one million euros to construction of new children's hospital
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