The Nomination Committee’s proposal for the Board of Directors’ composition in Clas Ohlson

Before the Clas Ohlson AB Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10 September 2016, the Nomination Committee today announces its proposal for the Board of Directors’ composition.

The Board of Directors shall consist of eight members.

The Nomination Committee proposes re-election of the Board members Klas Balkow, Kenneth Bengtsson, Mathias Haid, Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Cecilia Marlow, Göran Näsholm and Göran Sundström. The Nomination Committee proposes that Ros-Marie Grusén be elected as a new Board member. The Nomination Committee proposes that Kenneth Bengtsson be re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Katarina Sjögren-Petrini has announced that after three years as a Member of the Board, she will not be standing for re-election.

Ros-Marie Grusén, born 1971, is the CEO for Norsk Medisinaldepot AS/VitusApotek/Ditt Apotek since June 2015. Ros-Marie Grusén has previously been the CEO for Admenta Sweden AB/LloydsApotek, CEO for Plantagen Sverige AB and had a number of positions within IKEA. She is a Member of the Board in Besqab AB and in Granngården AB.

The Nomination Committee consists of:

  •  Kenneth Bengtsson, Chairman of the Board of Clas Ohlson AB
  •  Jonas Bergh (Chairman of the Nomination Committee), representative of the Haid family
  •  Göran Sundström, representative of the Tidstrand family
  •  Erik Durhan, Nordea Investment Funds
  •  Ricard Wennerklint, If Skadeförsäkring AB

The Nomination Committee’s work complies with the requirements as set forth in the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. For more information of respective Board member, please see 

For more information please contact:
Jonas Bergh,
Chairman of the Nomination Committee, phone +46 722 33 04 01

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the small everyday practical problems, in six countries via its over 200 stores and online. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of over 7.5 billion SEK and more than 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at

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Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business in Insjön, Sweden. Today we are a retail company with customers in five markets, approximately 4,500 co-workers and annual sales of approximately 8.8 billion SEK. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. A lot has happened since the start in 1918, but one thing has remained the same over the years; that we want to help and inspire people to improve their everyday lives by offering smart, simple, practical solutions at attractive prices. Visit to read about us and our passion for simplifying life in all kinds of homes.


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