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2016-03-15

Huhtamäki Oyj: Proposals by Huhtamäki Oyj's Nomination Committee to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

HUHTAMÄKI OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 15.3.2016 AT 9:20

Proposals by Huhtamäki Oyj's Nomination Committee to the Annual General
Meeting of Shareholders

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Huhtamäki Oyj will be held on
Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 13:00 at Finlandia Hall's congress wing, at the
address Mannerheimintie 13 e, Helsinki, Finland.

Composition of the Board of Directors

The Nomination Committee of the Board of Directors proposes that the number of
members of the Board of Directors would be seven (7).

The Nomination Committee of the Board of Directors proposes that Ms. Eija
Ailasmaa, Mr. Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Mr. William R. Barker, Mr. Rolf Börjesson,
Mr. Jukka Suominen and Ms. Sandra Turner would be re-elected as members of
the Board of Directors and that Mr. Doug Baillie would be elected as a new
member of the Board of Directors for a term ending at the end of the next
Annual General Meeting.

The current member of the Board of Directors Ms. Maria Mercedes Corrales has
notified the Company that she will not stand for re-election to the Board of
Directors.

Mr. Doug Baillie (born 1955) has acted in several different roles within
Unilever Group from 1978 until 2016, latest positions being Chief Human
Resources Officer and a member of the Executive Board (ULE) of Unilever Group
(2011-2016), President, Western Europe (2008-2011), Chief Executive
Officer&Group Vice President, South Asia, Hindustan Unilever (2006-2008) and
Group Vice President, Africa, Middle East&Turkey (2004-2005). Mr. Baillie's
current key positions of trust are Board member of the The MasterCard
Foundation as well as Board member of Leverhulme Trust. Mr. Baillie has a
BComm, Business Finance, Marketing&Business Administration degree. He is
independent of the Company and significant shareholders.

The biographical details of all candidates are presented on the Company's
website (www.huhtamaki.com) at the Investors section.

All of the candidates have given their consent to the election. In addition,
all of the candidates have notified the Company that if they are elected as
members of the Board of Directors, they will elect Mr. Pekka Ala-Pietilä as
the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Jukka Suominen as the
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Remuneration and expense compensation of the members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination Committee of the Board of Directors proposes that the annual
remuneration to the members of the Board of Directors would be paid as
follows: to the Chairman EUR 120,000, to the Vice-Chairman EUR 68,000 and to
other members EUR 57,000. In addition, the Nomination Committee of the Board
of Directors proposes that the meeting fees would remain unchanged and thus
be paid for each meeting attended as follows: EUR 1,000 for all meetings,
except EUR 2,000 to the Chairman for the Audit Committee meetings, EUR 1,200
to the Chairman for the Human Resources Committee meetings and EUR 1,200 to
the Chairman for the Nomination Committee meetings. Traveling expenses of the
Board members would be compensated in accordance with the Company policy.

Proposals of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee to the Annual
General Meeting of Shareholders have been published on February 11, 2016.

The notice to convene the Annual General Meeting is planned to be published on
the Company's website on March 23, 2016. In addition, there will be an
announcement regarding the notice in the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.

For further information, please contact:
Sami Pauni, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal, Group General
Counsel, tel. +358 (0)10 686 7872
HUHTAMÄKI OYJ
Group Communications

Huhtamaki is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. With our
network of 71 manufacturing units and 23 sales offices in 34 countries, we're
well placed to support our customers' growth wherever they operate. Mastering
three distinctive packaging technologies, approximately 15,800 employees
develop and make packaging that helps great products reach more people, more
easily. In 2015 our net sales totaled EUR 2.7 billion. The Group has its head
office in Espoo, Finland and the parent company Huhtamäki Oyj is listed on
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available atwww.huhtamaki.com.

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