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Technopolis Signs Significant Agreement with OP-Pohjola Group

TECHNOPOLIS PLC                            PRESS RELEASE                 August 9, 2011 at 10:00


Technopolis Signs Significant Agreement with OP-Pohjola Group

OP-Services Ltd., part of the OP-Pohjola Group, will lease 2,113 square meters of office premises from Technopolis in Oulu. OP-Pohjola will move into the facilities in phases starting August 2011 until February 2012. The lease extends to 2016. The premises will house the OP-Pohjola Group’s mobile services and its online sales development unit and ICT competence center.

The aim of the new OP-Pohjola Group unit in Oulu is to develop mobile services specifically for banking and insurance sectors as well as to consolidate the professional staff responsible for the ICT development needs of the OP-Pohjola Group as a whole.

“The operations of the development unit focused on online business activities will be rolled out in phases so that dozens of people will start to work at Technopolis Oulu in the autumn while the overall number of employees will eventually be as high as 150,” says Harri Nurmela, President and CEO of OP-Services Ltd.

“The arrival of OP-Services Ltd. in Oulu and commencement of cooperation with Technopolis is a perfect example of the attractiveness of the region, which offers a fully functional operating environment and huge numbers of international-class professionals. OP-Services will also help diversify the ICT sector in Oulu and support new growth in our region,” says Juha Juntunen, Director of Technopolis Oulu.


Technopolis Plc

Keith Silverang
President and CEO
Tel. +358 40 566 7785

Juha Juntunen
Director, Oulu operations
Tel. +358 40 722 5135


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