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Wednesday 08 April, 2009

Kemira Oyj

Kemira's AGM: Pekka Paasikivi reelected as chai...





Kemira Group
Stock Exchange Release
April 8, 2009 at 15.00 pm (CET+1)

The Kemira Oyj Annual General Meeting today confirmed a per-share
dividend of 0.25 EUR for the 2008 financial year. The AGM reelected
members Elizabeth Armstrong, Juha Laaksonen, Pekka Paasikivi, Kaija
Pehu-Lehtonen, Jukka Viinanen and Jarmo Väisänen to the Board of
Directors and Wolfgang Büchele was elected as a new member. Pekka
Paasikivi was elected to continue as the Board's chairman and Jukka
Viinanen was elected as vice-chairman.

Dr. Wolfgang Büchele (b. 1959) is currently CEO of BorsodChem Zft and
a Senior Advisor of Permira Beteiligungsberatung GmbH. Dr. Büchele
has been previously employed by BASF AG during the years 1987-2007,
latest as the President of Fine Chemicals Division during the years
2005-2007.

The remuneration paid to the members of the Board of Directors
remained unchanged.

Dividend

The per-share dividend of 0.25 EUR will be paid to a shareholder who
is registered in the Company's Shareholder Register maintained by
Euroclear Finland Ltd on the dividend record date, April 15, 2009.
The dividend will be paid out on April 22, 2009.

Auditors

The Annual General Meeting elected KPMG Oy Ab, Authorized Public
Accountants, to serve as the Company's auditor, with Pekka Pajamo,
Authorized Public Accountant, acting as the principal auditor.

Amendment of Article 13 of the Articles of Association

The AGM decided that Article 13 of the current Articles of
Association be amended to read as follows:

Notices to the general meeting of shareholders and other
communications to the shareholders shall be communicated by the Board
of Directors by publishing an announcement in at least two nationwide
newspapers, determined by the Board of Directors, no earlier than two
months and no later than 21 days before the general meeting of
shareholders.

Authorization to decide on the repurchase of the Company's own shares

The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to
decide upon repurchase of a maximum of 2,395,229 Company's own shares
("Share repurchase authorization").

Shares will be repurchased by using unrestricted equity either
through a direct offer with equal terms to all shareholder at a price
determined by the Board of Directors or otherwise than in proportion
to the existing shareholdings of the Company's shareholders in public
trading on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd ("Stock Exchange") at the
market price quoted at the time of the repurchase. Shares shall be
acquired and paid for in accordance with the Rules of Stock Exchange
and Euroclear Finland Ltd.

Shares may be repurchased to be used in implementing or financing
mergers and acquisitions, developing the Company's capital structure,
improving the liquidity of the Company's shares or implementing the
Company's share-based incentive plans. In order to realize the
aforementioned purposes the shares acquired may be retained,
transferred further or cancelled by the Company.

The Board of Directors will decide upon other terms related to share
repurchase.

The Share repurchase authorization is valid until the end of the next
Annual General Meeting.

Authorization to decide on share issues

The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to
decide to issue a maximum of 12,500,000 new shares and transfer a
maximum of 6,250,000 Company's own shares held by the Company ("Share
issue authorization").

The new shares may be issued and the Company's own shares held by the
Company may be transferred either against payment or, as part of the
implementation of the Company's share-based incentive plans, without
payment.

Said new shares may be issued and said Company's own shares held by
the Company may be transferred to the Company's shareholders in
proportion to their current shareholdings in the Company, or through
a directed share issue if the Company has a weighty financial reason
to do so, such as financing or implementing mergers and acquisitions,
developing its capital structure, improving the liquidity of the
Company's shares or if this is justified for the purpose of
implementing the Company's share-based incentive plans. The directed
share issue may be carried out without payment only in connection
with the implementation of the Company's share-based incentive plan.

The subscription price of new shares shall be recognized under
unrestricted equity capital fund. The consideration payable for
Company's own shares shall be recognized under unrestricted equity
capital fund.

The Board of Directors will decide upon other terms related to share
issue.

The Share issue authorization is valid until the end of the next
Annual General Meeting.


Kemira Oyj
Päivi Antola, Senior Manager, IR and financial communications

For more information, please contact

Kemira Oyj

Jukka Hakkila, Group General Counsel
Tel. +358 40 544 2303

Päivi Antola, Senior Manager, IR and financial communications
Tel: +358 10 86 21140




Kemira is a focused company, best in water and fiber management
chemistry.

In 2008, Kemira recorded revenue of approximately EUR 2.8 billion and
had a staff of 9,400. Kemira operates in 40 countries.

www.kemira.com


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