Change of management at Trelleborg Automotive

George Caplea, President of the Trelleborg Automotive business area, will leave the Trelleborg Group on October 1 and assume a position as head of North American operations for another, noncompeting company. Peter Nilsson, President and CEO of Trelleborg, will assume responsibility for the Trelleborg Automotive business area until further notice. At the same time, the business area will intensify its focus on improving all aspects of global processes. The change of management will take place on October 1, 2006. Thereafter, for a limited period, George Caplea will be available in an advisory capacity. “George has fantastic knowledge of and a broad network of contacts in the automotive industry,” says Peter Nilsson, President and CEO of Trelleborg. “However, his position has involved a large workload, with extensive global travel, and it is understandable that George has now chosen to focus on a role with less travel, which allows more time for his family.” George Caplea has been Business Area President since 1998 and Executive Vice President of the Trelleborg Group since 2002.