Anna Ryott and Tomas Franzén appointed new members of Axel Johnson's Board

Anna Ryott, Vice President of Norrsken Foundation, and Tomas Franzén, CEO of Bonnier, has today been appointed new members of the Axel Johnson Board.

Anna Ryott has long experience from working with sustainability and social issues as well as investments. Anna is today vice president of the Norrsken Foundation, and was previously CEO of Swedfund, the Development Finance Institution of the Swedish state. Tomas Franzén, CEO of Bonnier since 2014, has many years of experience of leadership in companies operating in industries undergoing great change. Tomas was former CEO of Com Hem and Eniro.

"We are very pleased that Anna and Tomas choose to join the board. Both have strong and broad skills and long experience. In addition, Anna brings knowledge and experience in sustainable business development and investments, and one of Tomas's strengths is leadership in companies in industries going through dramatic change. Both will create a lot of value for Axel Johnson" says Caroline Berg, Chairman Axel Johnson.

"I have since long been impressed by Axel Johnson. It is a company with strong values, result-oriented culture and a leading sustainability work. It is therefore both inspiring and honoring to take part of the board. I look forward to contributing to the company's continued development and finding new profitable and sustainable business opportunities together with the board and management" says Anna Ryott.

"I'm really looking forward to working in the Axel Johnson Board. Axel Johnson is a very exciting and expansive corporate group with a clear change agenda and long-term owner, an environment that I know well and where I believe I can contribute to the company's continued development within the digital field, among other areas" says Tomas Franzén.

Kerem Yazgan
Executive Vice President Communications & Sustainability 
+46 (0) 702-89 29 99,  kerem.yazgan@axeljohnson.se

Axel Johnson is one of the Nordic region’s leading trading groups which builds and develops businesses within trade and services in the European market, with main focus on the Nordic region. Group companies currently comprise Axel Johnson International, KICKS, Martin & Servera (equity stake 70%), Novax, Åhléns and the partly owned listed companies Axfood (equity stake 50.1%) and Dustin (equity stake 25%). Axel Johnsons consolidated annual sales amounts to approximately SEK 77 billion (2017) and the wholly and partly owned companies have about 20,000 employees (2017). Axel Johnson is a family-owned company in the fourth and fifth generation and is owned by Antonia Ax:son Johnson and her family. Axel Johnson is one of four separate groups within the Axel Johnson Group together with the property company AxFast, the U.S. company Axel Johnson Inc. and the asset management company AltoCumulus.

The Axel Johnson AB group is one of four separate groups within the Axel Johnson Group together with the property company AxFast, the U.S. company Axel Johnson Inc. and the asset management company AltoCumulus.

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