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15-03-05 non-Regulatory

The Election Committee’s proposal for the election of Board Members

The Election Committee in Beijer Ref AB has decided to submit the following proposal to the Annual General Meeting of shareholders relating to the number of Board Members and the election of Board Members.

The Election Committee proposes that the number of Members of the Board of Directors shall be seven.

The Election Committee proposes the re-election as Board Members of Bernt Ingman, Joen Magnusson, Peter Jessen Jürgensen, Philippe Delpech and Bill Striebe. In addition, it proposes the election as Board Members of Frida Norrbom Sams and Monica Gimre. Ann-Marie Pålsson and Harald Link are not standing for re-election. In addition, Bernt Ingman is proposed for re-election as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Based on the company’s operation, its phase of development and market conditions in general, the Election Committee has discussed the Board of Directors’ diversity, size and composition relating to sector experience, competence, distribution according to sex, and international experience. The Election Committee has searched for individuals with international industrial experience with the aim of contributing to the company’s continued international expansion. Because of their professional experience and competence the Election Committee is of the opinion that both Frida Norrbom Sams and Monica Gimre are eminently suitable as candidates for election to the Board of Directors of Beijer Ref.

Frida Norrbom Sams (born 1971, M.Sc. Business Administration) has a long experience of leading positions with a focus on, among other things, business development, establishing a presence in new markets, change management and capital rationalisation. In recent years, she has been active within the Husqvarna group, most recently in the group management as Executive Vice President, Head of the EMEA business unit. Frida Norrbom Sams has previously worked within Sanitec Corporation and Bearingpoint. Frida Norrbom Sams is independent in relation to Beijer Ref and its management and in relation to the company’s largest shareholders.

Monica Gimre (born 1960, Master of Engineering) has a long working experience within the Tetra Pak group. She is currently Vice President within the Tetra Pak Processing Components & Supply Chain business area and has a long experience of leadership in global groups with a focus on business development, organisation, business processes and logistics. Monica Gimre is independent in relation to Beijer Ref and its management and in relation to the company’s largest shareholders.

The Annual Meeting of shareholders will be held at 3 pm on 9 April 2015 in Börshuset, Skeppsbron 2, Malmö, Sweden.

The Election Committees full proposal and justified statement will be published on 9 March in connection with the publishing of the Notice of the Annual Meeting of shareholders.

Malmö, 5 March 2015

Beijer Ref AB (publ)

For further information, please contact:

Peter Rönström,

Chairman of the Election Committee

by telephone +46 70-748 28 18;

or by e-mail to


Bernt Ingman,

Chairman of the Board of Directors

by telephone +46 70-751 57 60,

or by e-mail to

BEIJER REF AB is a technology-oriented trading Group which, through added-value products, offers its customers competitive solutions within refrigeration and climate control. Beijer Ref is one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world, and is represented in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Holland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malaysia and Thailand.