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Cargotec adds to board

March 21 - Cargotec Corporation hosted its Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2013 in Helsinki.

At the AGM Tapio Hakakari, Ilkka Herlin, Peter Immonen, Antti Lagerroos, Teuvo Salminen and Anja Silvennoinen were re-elected to the board of directors. Jorma Eloranta was appointed as a new member to the Cargotec board.
Herlin will continue as chairman of the board. Hakakari was elected as vice chairman.

Cargotec's board of directors has also decided to form an extended executive board effective April 1, 2013,
The members of Cargotec's executive board are president and ceo Mika Vehviläinen, executive vice president and cfo Eeva Sipilä and business area presidents Mikael Mäkinen (MacGregor), Olli Isotalo (Kalmar) and Axel Leijonhufvud (Hiab).
Senior vice president, general counsel Outi Aaltonen will act as secretary to the executive board from 1 April 2013.
The extended executive board will include the following members: Outi Aaltonen, senior vice president, general counsel; Stephen Foster, senior vice president, corporate audit; Soili Mäkinen, chief information officer; Matti Sommarberg, executive vice president, chief technology officer; and Anne Westersund, senior vice president, communications and public affairs.
The responsibilities of the extended executive board include support for the president and ceo and the executive board in business area reviews, major projects, shared services and brand coordination.

 The AGM elected public accountants Jouko Malinen and PricewaterhouseCoopers as the company's auditors.
Cargotec is a Helsinki, Finland headquartered manufacturer of cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution.

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