HEIKKI TAKALA HAS BEEN APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AMER SPORTS CORPORATION

12/22/2009, 8:38 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Amer Sports CorporationSTOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE
December 22, 2009 at 9:30 am


Amer Sports Board of Directors has namedMr. Heikki Takala (MSc) as Amer Sports’
President and CEO starting on 1st of April 2010. Roger Talermo, the present
President and CEO of Amer Sports Corporation, will continue in a special role
assigned by Amer Sports Board of Directors until the 21st of June 2010, after
when he will resign from the company.

Executive Vice President and Deputy to President and CEO Pekka Paalanne has been
appointed as acting President and CEO from 22nd December 2009 until 31st of
March 2010.

Heikki Takala (43 years) is currently working at Procter & Gamble as Commercial
Director of Procter & Gamble Salon Professional Global Commercial Operations.He
has served at Procter & Gamble 17 years in several line management positions in
region and product line organizations.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Anssi Vanjoki, Chairman, Board of Directors, Amer Sports Corporation,
tel. +358 400 536 172

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AMER SPORTS CORPORATION
Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is one of the leading sporting goods companies
in the world with a strong brand portfolio comprising Salomon, Wilson, Precor,
Atomic, Suunto, Mavic and Arc’teryx. All Amer Sports companies develop and
manufacture technically advanced products that improve the performance of active
sports participants. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of
sports and presence in all major markets.



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