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Esa Kiiskinen

Chair, Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Esa Kiiskinen

b. 1963, Business College Graduate.

Independence: He is considered by the Board not to be independent of the Company (chain agreement) but to be independent of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.

Principal occupation: Food retailer.

Main employment history: K-food retailer since 1990.

Main positions of trust: Taaleri Plc: member of the Board 2014-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Chair of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs 2012-2014, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Vice-Chair of the Board 2012-2014, Finnish Family Firms Association: member of the Board 2011-2012, The Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: Chair of the Board 2008-2012, Saija ja Esa Kiiskinen Oy: Chair of the Board 1995-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2008-2012, K-Retailers' Association: Chair of the Board 2008-2012, Vähittäiskaupan Tilipalvelu VTP Oy: member of the Board 2008-2012.

Board member since: 30 March 2009.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 107,350 A shares held by him and entities controlled by him.
As at 31 December 2016: a total of 107,350 A shares held by him and entities controlled by him.

Mikael Aro

Deputy Chair, Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee

Mikael Aro

b. 1965, eMBA.

Independence: He is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Tuusula, Finland.

Principal occupation: Senior industry adviser, Triton-Partners.

Main employment history: VR-Group Ltd: President and CEO, Carlsberg Breweries AS: Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab: CEO.

Main positions of trust: Suomen Kansallisteatterin Osakeyhtiö: member of the Board 2012-, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Board 2010-, Mehiläinen Oy: member of the Board 2016-, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK): member of the Board 2013-2016, Service Sector Employers PALTA: member of the Board 2011-2016 and Deputy Chair 2011-2016, East Office of Finnish Industries: member of the Board 2009-2016 and Deputy Chair 2015-2016, Nordic Cinema Group: Chair of the Board 2013-2015, Altia Plc: member of the Board 2010-2015, Federation of the Brewing and Soft Drinks Industry: Chair of the Board 2007-2008, The Finnish Food and Drink Industries’ Federation (ETL): First Deputy Chair of the Board 2007-2008, Registered Association Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC): member of the Board 2010-2014, Carlsberg Danmark AS: Chair of the Board 2007-2009, Finnkino Ltd: Chair of the Board 2012-2013, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab: member of the Board 2008-2009.

Board member since: 13 April 2015.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 1,000 Kesko B shares held by him.
As at 31 December 2016: a total of 1,000 Kesko B shares held by him.

Jannica Fagerholm

Chair of the Audit Committee

Jannica Fagerholm

b. 1961, Master of Science (Economics).

Independence: She is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.

Principal occupation: Managing Director, Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation.

Main employment history: Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation: Managing Director 2010-, SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank: Managing Director 1999-2010, Handelsbanken Liv Finland: Country Director 1998-1999.

Main positions of trust: Sampo plc: member of the Board 2013-, Teleste Corporation: member of the Board 2013-, Kelonia Ab, member of the Board 2010-, Veritas Pension Insurance, member of the Supervisory Board 2010-, The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, member of the Board 2015-, member of the Financial Board 2001-2015, Eira Hospital Ltd: member of the Board 2010-, Hanken School of Economics: member of the Board 2008-, Partiosäätiö foundation: member of the Board 1997-2013, Aktia Abp: member of the Board 2012-2013.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2016: None.

Matti Kyytsönen

Member of the Audit Committee

Matti Kyytsönen

b. 1949, Master of Science (Economics).

Independence: He is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.

Principal occupation: Silverback Consulting Oy: Chair of the Board.

Main employment history: ISS Palvelut Oy: Managing Director 1992-2006, Esselte Oy: Managing Director 1984-1992, Oy Perkko: Managing Director 1983-1984, Tietoura-Yhtiöt Oy: Marketing Director 1981-1983, Oy Foto-Nyblin Ab: Finance and Marketing Manager 1977-1981, Insinööritoimisto Oy Vesto: Accounting Manager 1974-1976, Oy Mobil Oil Ab: Financial Analyst 1973-1974.

Main positions of trust: Eltel AB: member of the Board 2007-, Lindström Invest Oy: member of the Board 2009-, KP Tekno Oy: member of the Board 2006-, Port of Helsinki Ltd: member of the Board 2015-, Esperi Care Oy: member of the Board 2008-2016, Oy Center-Inn Ab: member of the Board 2007-2012, Kiinteistöpalvelut ry: Chair of the Board 1996-2001 and 2005-2006, Palvelutyönantajat ry: member of the Board 1996-2001, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK): member of the Board 2005-2006, The Unemployment Insurance Fund: member and Chair of the Supervisory Board 1999-2006, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company: member of the Supervisory Board 1998-2006.

Board member since: 13 April 2015.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 185 Kesko B shares held by him.
As at 31 December 2016: a total of 995 Kesko B shares held by him.

Matti Naumanen

Member of the Board

Matti Naumanen

b. 1957, Trade Technician.

Independence: He is considered by the Board not to be independent of the Company (entity controlled by him has a chain agreement with a Kesko Group company) but to be independent of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Joensuu, Finland.

Principal occupation: Retailer.

Main employment history: K-retailer since 1982.

Main positions of trust: The K-Retailers’ Association’s Agricultural and Building and Home Improvement Retailers’ Club: Chair of the Board 2009-2016. Former positions of trust: The K-Retailers’ Association: member of the Board 2009-2016, registered association Nurmeksen Yrittäjät: Chair of the Board, registered association Joensuun Yrittäjät: Chair of the Board.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2016: a total of 20,064 A shares held by him and entities controlled by him.

Anu Nissinen

Member of the Remuneration Committee

Anu Nissinen

b. 1963, Master of Science (Economics).

Independence: She is considered by the Board to be independent of the Company and of its significant shareholders.

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.

Principal occupation: Managing Director, Digma Design Oy

Main employment history: Sanoma Media Finland Oy: CEO 2011-2013, Sanoma Entertainment Finland: President 2008-2011, Welho/Helsinki Televisio Oy: Managing Director 2004-2008, Helsinki Televisio Oy: Marketing Director  2001-2004, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab: several marketing duties 1990-2000.

Main positions of trust: DNA Ltd:member of the Board 2010-2012 and 2014-, F-Secure Corporation: member of the Board 2010-, Siili Solutions Plc: member of the Board 2014-, Viestilehdet Oy: member of the Board 2015-, Era Content Oy: Managing Director 2014-2015 and Chair of the Board 2016.

Board member since: 13 April 2015.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: No shares.
As at 31 December 2016: No shares.

Toni Pokela

Member of the Board

Toni Pokela

b. 1973, eMBA.

Independence: He is considered by the Board not to be independent of the Company (chain agreement) and of significant shareholders (Chair of the Board of a significant Company shareholder, the K-Retailers’ Association).

Domicile: Helsinki, Finland.

Principal occupation: Food retailer.

Main employment history: K-food retailer since 1997.

Main positions of trust: Pokela Oy Iso Omena: member of the Board and Managing Director 1998-, Iso Omenan Yrittäjäyhdistys ry: Chair of the Board 2003-, Foundation for Vocational Training in the Retail Trade: Chair of the Board 2016-, Finnish Commerce Federation: member of the Board 2017-, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: member of the Skilled Workforce Committee 2014-2016, member of the Delegation for Entrepreneurs 2017-, K-Retailers' Association: Chair of the Board 2016-, member of the Board 2008-2012, K-instituutti Oy: Deputy Chair of the Board 2010-2012, Vähittäiskaupan Takaus Oy: member of the Board 2010-2012, K-Food Retailers' Club: Chair of the Board 2010-2012, Deputy Chair 2008-2010, Finnish Grocery Trade Association: member of the Board 2010-2011.

Member of the Board since: 16 April 2012.

Kesko shares held:
As at 31 December 2015: a total of 179,400 A shares held by the entities controlled by him.
As at 31 December 2016: a total of 179,400 A shares held by the entities controlled by him.