Risto Siilasmaa Joins Mendor Board of Directors

By Mendor Oy, PRNE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

HELSINKI, February 24, 2011 - Well known Finnish entrepreneur and investor Risto Siilasmaa joins the
board of directors of Mendor, a company committed to the design, development
and marketing of advanced diabetes management products.

"Mendor is an entrepreneurial company with unique difficult-to-copy
solutions to one of the most damaging and fast growing problems of the modern
society. Mendor's world changing go-get attitude coupled with its strong and
proven technology attracted me to decide to support the company on its
journey to improve the lives of millions," says Risto Siilasmaa.

Mendor's first product, a blood glucose meter named Discreet(TM), has
received high praise from clinicians and diabetologists all over the world.
The meter contains all the necessary components for daily blood glucose
measurements: meter, strips and lancing device in an integrated, all-in-one
device the size of a cell phone. Mendor Discreet(TM) is designed to simplify
the lives of people with diabetes who regularly test their blood glucose

CEO and Co-Founder of Mendor, Kristian Ranta commented on Mr. Siilasmaa
joining the board: "We are delighted to have Risto Siilasmaa join our board
of directors. Risto will significantly strengthen Mendor and help us face the
exiting challenges of a fast growing company."

Mendor was recently rated as the most attractive company for venture
capital investment in Finland by Enterprise Finland Venture Forum

In 2010 Mendor was selected among the top 30 growth companies in the
Nordic region by European Tech Tour (www.techtour.com).

Risto Siilasmaa is the founder of F-Secure Corporation. He served as the
President and CEO of the company between 1988-2006. He is the Chairman of the
Board of Directors of F-Secure (since 2006), Elisa Corporation (since 2008)
and Fruugo Inc. (since 2007). He is a member of the Boards of Directors of
Nokia Corporation (Chairman of the Audit Committee), Blyk Ltd, Ekahau Inc.
and Efecte Corporation. He has received numerous awards, including Chairman
of the Year in the Nordic Countries 2010, The Most Influential IT Leader 2007
and The Leader of the Decade 2003.

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Public contact: Email: info@mendor.com, Fax: +358-207-818-155,
Phone: +358-45-321-8693 (Finland)

Media Contact: Kristian Ranta - CEO, Co-Founder, Mobile: +358-45-673-3313, E-mail: kristian.ranta at mendor.com

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