Stefan Eklund new head of BE Group Sweden

Press Release September 14, 2009

Stefan Eklund has been appointed the new head of BE Group’s Sweden business area and President, BE Group Sverige AB. Prior to joining BE Group, Stefan Eklund was the Managing Director for Skanska Installation AB. Stefan Eklund has longstanding experience with industrial operations and sales of services to companies in the construction and industrial sectors. The past six years he has worked as Managing Director for Skanska Installation AB, with sales of SEK 1.1 billion and 650 employees. Most of his career, Stefan Eklund worked at ABB, where he held a variety of leadership positions. Stefan Eklund is 52 years old and holds a degree in business administration from Örebro University. BE Group Sweden is embarking on the task of creating further growth through substantially increasing the service component of sales, primarily by supplying various types of production services. These services are intended to help make the Group´s customers more competitive. -We are confident that Stefan Eklund has the ideal background and experience to lead and develop BE Group Sweden in this direction, says Lars Bergström, President and CEO of BE Group. Henrik Fries, who has been acting Business Area Manager, Sweden the past year will take up the post of Managing Director for BooForssjö Energi in Katrineholm on 1 December 2009. - Henrik Fries has throughout his 29 years with BE Group been highly successful in a number of positions and he has also been a very loyal and valued colleague. As Henrik now chooses to leave BE Group, we thank him for his extraordinary contributions and wish him continued success, says Lars Bergström. BE Group may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.00 a.m. on September 14.

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