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HKScan Starts Labour Negotiations in Finland

15 January 2013

FINLAND - HKScan Group this week started a six to eight week consultation process with with company's Finnish workforce over plans to streamline the business.

HKScan updated its strategy and its management and operating model last eyar and in line with this strategy, and to develop the productivity and profitability of the business, the ways of working will be harmonised and the group structure will be made more compact in all the company’s home markets.

The company said the aim is to use the group synergies more effectively.

As part of this, there are plans to reorganise the structures and functions of HKScan's Finnish operations.

The planned actions aim to improve profit by approximately €5 million a year and most of the plans should be in place by the end of this year.

The plans include investments and non-recurring costs, the amount of which will be specified during the negotiation process.

The company has entered into negotiations over the position of 295 workers at the Group's parent company HKScan Corporation and the staff of HK Ruokatalo Oy and its procurement company HK Agri Oy.

The negotiations aim to keep the number of job lossess to under half of what is estimated through changes in job descriptions or other solutions regarding the personnel.

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