Swedish Orphan Biovitrum appoints Anders Edvell as new Head of Sales and Marketing
Stockholm, Sweden November 3, 2010 - Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (STO: SOBI) today
announced that Anders Edvell has been appointed new VP of Marketing & Sales in
Sobi. He will be the successor of Kennet Rooth, as he leaves his position
January 10, 2011 for personal reasons.
Anders Edvell is an MD and PhD in medicine, and has an MBA degree from the
Stockholm School of Economics. Anders has held several positions in the
pharmaceutical industry, nationally as well as internationally. He joined
Swedish Orphan International in August 2006 as Country Manager for Sweden and
has, since March 2010, acted as Northern European Regional Director at Sobi.
Furthermore, he has also from time to time been significantly involved the
business development of Swedish Orphan International.
"I am personally looking forward to work with Anders and to continue to build
the successful Sobi business, initiated by Kennet Rooth. While it was with my
deepest regret that I accepted Kennet's resignation, I fully appreciated his
personal reasons for retiring. I am pleased that he will continue to support
Sobi, on a part time consultancy basis, after formally leaving Sobi in January
2011. This will give us a good support and continuity going forward," says
Sobi's CEO Martin Nicklasson.
About Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum is a Swedish based niche specialty pharmaceutical
company with an international market presence. The company is focused on
providing and developing specialist pharmaceuticals for rare disease patients
with high medical needs. The portfolio consists of about 60 marketed products
and an emerging late stage clinical development pipe-line. Our focus areas are:
hemophilia, inflammation/autoimmune diseases, fat malabsorption, cancer and
inherited metabolic disorders. Swedish Orphan Biovitrum had pro-forma revenues
2009e of about 2 BSEK and approximately 500 employees. The head office is
located in Sweden and the share (STO: SOBI) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
For more information please visitwww.sobi.com.
For more information please contact: Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ):
Erik Kinnman, VP Investor Relations
Phone:+46 73 422 15 40
Martin Nicklasson, CEO
Phone: +46 8 697 20 00
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum may be required to disclose the information provided
herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was
provided for public release on November 3, 2010 at 3 p.m. CET.