Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg appointed President and CEO of FöreningsSparbanken

Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg appointed President and CEO of FöreningsSparbanken At today's meeting the board of FöreningsSparbanken appointed Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg as President and CEO. Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg has a combination of both operational and board experience from a number companies within the information-, IT-, and service-sectors. In 1993 Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg was appointed President Director of Wolters Kluwer Scandinavia. She was a board member of Föreningsbanken between 1994 and 1997 and has been a board member of FöreningsSparbanken since 1997. Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg is also a board member of the Fourth Swedish National Pension Insurance Fund (vice-chairman), Lindex (chairman), Telia, Profilgruppen, Spira, Oriflame and the Internet companies Autobytel AB (chairman) and Knowledge World. Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg will assume her new post in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting April 12, 2000. More information on the appointment will be presented at the press conference regarding the preliminary year end report for 1999. This press conference will be held at FöreningsSparbankens main office, Brunkebergstorg 8, Stockholm at 14.00 (CET) For further information please contact: Elisabeth Ström, Executive Vice President, Communications, +46 8 5859 1506 Curriculum Vitae - Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg Education Bachelor of Art, 1972, Master of Psychology, 1975, University of Lund. Employment history 1972-77 - Psychologist within the educational sector 1977-78 - Project manager and specialist at Sekretariatet för Framtidsstudier 1979-85 - Deputy program director, Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company 1985-86 - Product area manager Liber AB 1986-99 - President and CEO of Liber AB 1993-99 - President Director of Wolters Kluwer Scandinavia Board appointments Lindex (publicly listed retail chain) chairman Autobyte Scandinavia (E-commerce) chairman Fourth Swedish National Pension and Insurance Fund vice-chairman FöreningsSparbanken, and its credit committee company director Knowledge World (Internet, digital-TV) company director Södra skogsägarna and Södra Cell AB company director Telia (IT and telecommunications) company director Spira (food products) company director Profilgruppen (aluminium profiles, listed on the company director stock exchange) Oriflame company director Carema (Health care sector) company director ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/10/20000210BIT00120/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/10/20000210BIT00120/bit0002.pdf

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