New President of Sectra’s Secure Communications business area

Linköping, Sweden, April 6, 2016 - Simo Pykälistö, currently CFO and Executive Vice President of Sectra AB (STO: SECT B), has been appointed President of Sectra’s Secure Communications business area. Simo Pykälistö grew up in Finland, was educated in the US and subsequently moved to Sweden.

Simo Pykälistö is 43 years old and holds a degree in finance from the United States International University (USIU) in San Diego, USA. Mr. Pykälistö has worked at Sectra since 2003. In recent years, he has been involved in business development for Secure Communications and has amassed knowledge in the security field by participating in the business area’s international expansion and acquisition of the Finnish security consultancy company EXP Analytics Oy. Simo Pykälistö assumed his new position on April 1, 2016. He will retain his role as Executive Vice President of Sectra AB, but will step down from his position as CFO when a successor has been appointed.

“With his keen business sense, leadership qualities and understanding of the sector, Simo has the right prerequisites to drive the business area’s growth program, where our focus is on broadening the business area’s offering to new customer segments, primarily critical infrastructure,” says Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB.

Sectra’s Secure Communications business area offers products and services that are used to protect the most sensitive and confidential information handled by authorities and defense organizations in Europe. Being trusted to protect a nation’s most sensitive information requires a high degree of confidence in the provider. With this confidence and the expertise Sectra has in the area of IT security and encryption, the business area is concentrating on growth in new customer segments. The principal area of focus is critical infrastructure, where Sectra recently launched monitoring and security analysis services for businesses in the energy sector.

Read more about how Sectra facilitates secure communications, thereby contributing to a safer and more stable world:

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra  AB, +46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Simo Pykälistö, President Sectra's Secure Communications business area and Executive Vice President Sectra AB, +46 (0) 703 51 53 03

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About Sectra

The world needs more efficient healthcare and more secure communications. Sectra plays a key role in meeting these needs. Sectra helps hospitals throughout the world enhance the efficiency of healthcare, and authorities and defense departments in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden. Sectra currently has subsidiaries in 14 countries and sells its products through partners worldwide. Sales for the full-year 2014/2015 amounted to SEK 961 million. Sectra is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Website: www.sectra.com

The Secure Communications business area develops and supplies effective solutions for secure transfers of information to authorities, defense departments and critical social infrastructure organizations in Europe. These solutions enable the organization and individual users to maintain continuous secure communications. Sectra’s solutions are approved by national security authorities, the EU and NATO, and pave the way for secure communication that helps make the world safe and stable.

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Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.

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With his keen business sense, leadership qualities and understanding of the sector, Simo Pykälistö has the right prerequisites to drive the business area’s growth program, where our focus is on broadening the business area’s offering to new customer segments, primarily critical infrastructure.
Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB.