Munksjö Oyj: Munksjö plans to reorganise its sales organisation

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-12-10 11:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MUNKSJÖ OYJ, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 10 December 2014 at 11:00 a.m. CET

Munksjö Oyj: Munksjö plans to reorganise its sales organisation

Munksjö plans to simplify its sales organisation by reorganising certain sales
functions. The reorganisation is subject to consultation and approval processes
in accordance with local legislation in the countries affected. The overall
model is one customer service hub per Business Area in Europe, and Group sales
offices in Brazil, China, the US and Russia. By moving Customer service closer
to supply and planning, pooling resources and avoiding sales office costs,
Munksjö would improve profitability and the supply chain process would be more

As a result some regional offices may be closed or have a reduction in the
number of employees. The following sales offices would be affected by the
changes; Wavre in Belgium, Lingolsheim, Pont Eveque, and Fontenay-sous-Bois in
France, Munich in Germany, Legnano and Turin in Italy and Spain.

The number of employees affected by the reorganisation would be approximately
30. The planned reorganisation would commence during 2015 and the expected
annual savings are approximately EUR 1-1.5 million of which a majority would be
realised by 2016, adding to structural savings in the sales network realized
already during 2014. The Group will record a non-recurring cost for the
reorganisation of approximately EUR 2.5 million in the fourth quarter 2014 and
the majority of the related cash outflow is expected to occur during 2015. The
previously estimated costs in relation to the synergy and integration
activities are lower than expected and as a result the group will record a
non-recurring income of approximately EUR 1.5 million in the same quarter.

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For more information, please contact:
Åsa Fredriksson, SVP HR and Communications, tel. +46 10 250 1003
Laura Lindholm, Investor Relations Manager, tel. +46 10 250 1026

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