New president for Fiskars' Boats business

New president for Fiskars' Boats business                                       

The Managing Director of Fiskars' subsidiary, Inha Works Ltd, Jukka Suonperä is 
to leave the company. He will be succeeded as Managing Director and President,  
Boats by Juha Lehtola, M.Sc. (Econ.), who previously served as Senior Vice      
President, New Business Creation at Stora Enso Oyj. Juha Lehtola will report to 
Fiskars' President & CEO Kari Kauniskangas.                                     

“Jukka Suonperä has led Inha Works since 2003, and during his time there Buster 
has strengthened its position as Finland's most popular leisure boat brand and  
the market leader. The boat business has also expanded internationally as we had
planned. On behalf of everyone at Fiskars, I would like to thank Jukka for a job
well done and wish him all the best for the future,” says President & CEO Kari  

“I'm excited about the challenge of taking Buster boats to the next stage, and  
grateful for the opportunity,” says the new President, Boats Juha Lehtola. “Our 
aim is to strengthen the range by focusing on product development and           
manufacturing processes. Despite the challenging market situation at the moment,
the strength of the Buster brand gives us a good foundation to do this, both in 
Finland and other markets in the region.”                                       

The Boats business is part of Fiskars' Outdoor business area, which includes the
Buster brand and the Silva and Gerber outdoor specialty brands. In addition to  
Buster-brand aluminum boats, Inha Works produces forged products, such as rail  
fasteners. The company employs over 200 people and production is based at a     
plant in Ähtäri, Finland.                                                       

Further information:                                                            
CFO Teemu Kangas-Kärki, Fiskars Corporation, tel. +358 9 6188 6231              
President, Boats Juha Lehtola, Inha Works, tel. +358 40 550 0624                

FISKARS CORPORATION                                                             
Kari Kauniskangas                                                               

Fiskars is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden  
and outdoors. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands  
including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Silva, and Buster. Associated company,      
Wärtsilä Corporation, is also an important part of the group, and forms one of  
Fiskars' operating segments, together with the Americas, EMEA, and Other.       
Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland's oldest  
company. Fiskars recorded net sales of EUR 697 million in 2008, and employs some
4,100 people.