HKScan Corporation                                                             Stock exchange release 20.1.2016, 12 p.m.

Hannu Kottonen discontinues as CEO of HKScan Corporation

Hannu Kottonen, CEO and President of HKScan Corporation, and the Group’s Board of Directors have jointly agreed that Kottonen will discontinue his duties as President and CEO of HKScan as of 20 January 2016. Kottonen has served as CEO of HKScan Corporation since 2012.

The Board of Directors will immediately initiate the application process for a new CEO.

In the interim, Aki Laiho, Deputy CEO and COO, will temporarily assume the position of CEO.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and myself, I would like to thank Hannu Kottonen and wish him every success in the future,” says Mikko Nikula, Chairman of the Board.


HKScan Corporation
Mikko Nikula
Chairman of the Board

For further information:
For further details, kindly contact Mikko Nikula, Chairman of the Board of HKScan Corporation.
Please submit a call-back request via Marja-Leena Dahlskog, SVP Communications, HKScan Corporation, marja-leena.dahlskog(at) or tel. +358 10 570 2142.


HKScan is the leading Nordic meat expert. We produce, market and sell high-quality, responsibly-produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2014, HKScan had net sales of approximately EUR 2.0 billion and some 7 700 employees. HKScan is one of Europe’s leading meat companies.

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