PÄIVI ALAKUIJALA APPOINTED YIT'S HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Päivi Alakuijala M.Sc. (For.and Agr.) (45), has been appointed Vice President, Corporate Communications at YIT Corporation as of 10 Sept., 2012. Päivi Alakuijala is moving to YIT from Itella Corporation, where she has been Vice President of Communications and Corporate Responsibility since 2004. Before that, she worked as a journalist and communications consultant. Alakuijala will report to Sakari Toikkanen, Senior Vice President, Business Development.
Virva Salmivaara, the previous Vice President of Corporate Communications, has been on sabbatical leave since 10 April, 2012. Kristina Broman will function as acting Vice President of Corporate Communications until 9 Sept., 2012.
Further information from Sakari Toikkanen, YIT Corporation, Senior Vice President, Business Development Phone +358 20 433 3301
Sakari Toikkanen Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
YIT celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012. The company was established in the Grand Duchy of Finland in 1912. Today, YIT is a leading European service company in building systems, construction services and services for industry. Our 26,000 professionals serve customers in 14 countries - in the Nordic countries, Central Europe, Russia and the Baltic countries. We have grown together with our customers and developed our services in line with the changes taking place in different societies. We intend to continue on that track. Our vision is to lead the way in creating and maintaining good living environments. In 2011, YIT's revenue was approximately EUR 4.4 billion. YIT's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com