New Trelleborg AB Board members proposed
Two members of the Trelleborg AB Board of Directors will decline reelection at
the Company's Annual General Meeting on April 22 this year on age grounds.
Both Hans Cavalli Björkman and Sven Olving are 70 and leave the Board after
having served for 29 and 11 years, respectively.
Ann-Christine Albertsson, Professor in Polymer Technology at the Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, and Anders Narvinger,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Asea Brown Boveri AB, have been
proposed as new Board members.
Trelleborg's new President and Chief Executive Officer, Fredrik Arp, will also
be proposed for election to the Board by the Annual General Meeting. He will
replace former President and CEO Kjell Nilsson, who left the Group on January
In addition, the following Board members will be proposed for reelection: Rune
Andersson (Chairman), Lennart Nilsson, Rolf Kjellman, Berthold Lindqvist,
Didrik Normark and Erik Penser.
Ann-Christine Albertsson, 53, has been Professor in Polymer Technology and
responsible for the Polymer Technology Department at the Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH) in Stockholm since 1986. She has extensive international
experience and has worked in research and as a guest professor on several
occasions in Japan and the United States.
Professor Albertsson has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of
Engineering Sciences (IVA) since 1989. In 1992, she was awarded the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences' Arnberg Prize and in 1996 she received the
Nordblad-Ekstrand Medal from the Swedish Chemical Society.
Asea Brown Boveri AB's President and Chief Executive Officer Anders Narvinger,
50, an M.Eng. and M.B.A., has worked for Asea Brown Boveri since 1972 and has
a solid industrial background. He has been responsible for several different
Asea Brown Boveri operations. He was appointed President and CEO of the
company in 1996.
Anders Narvinger is Chairman of a number of ABB companies in Sweden and abroad
and is Chairman of the Swedish Institute for Quality Development (SIQ). He is
Deputy Chairman of Sweden's Engineering Industries (VI) and a member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Shareholders representing approximately 27 percent of the share capital and
slightly more than 60 percent of the voting rights in Trelleborg AB support
the Board composition proposals.
"Both Hans Cavalli Björkman and Sven Olving have taken an active and
meritorious part in Trelleborg's development over a period of many years. Now
we have found excellent successors to them," notes Board Chairman Rune
Andersson. "Anders Narvinger's sound industrial experience within major
companies and Ann-Christine Albertsson's knowledge of polymers and other
technologies complement our Board in an exceptional manner."
The following authorized public accountants are proposed for reelection as the
Company's auditors during the 1999 financial year: Reidar Peters, Arthur
Andersen AB, Thomas Thiel, KMPG Bohlins AB. The following authorized public
accountants are proposed as deputy auditors: Hans Pihl, Arthur Andersen AB,
Alf Svensson, KMPG Bohlins AB.
Further information can be obtained from Trelleborg's Vice President,
Corporate Communications, Leif Öberg telephone:
+46 (0)410-670 39, cellular phone: +46 (0)708-540 540, or from the Trelleborg
Corporate Communications Department, telephone: +46 (0)410-670 00, or cellular
phone: +46 (0)708-55 21 69.
Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information
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