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Appointment of Vice-President at Danish Crown

23 January 2009

SWEDEN - Johan Andersson has been appointed as Vice President of Danish Crown’s Swedish subsidiary, Danish Crown Livsmedel AB.

Johan Andersson will start in his new position as Vice President on 14 April 2009 and will be responsible for purchase, sales and information at Danish Crown Livsmedel AB.

Johan Andersson is 43 years old and is one of Sweden’s most experienced forces in the slaughter business and a well-known face in the sales and purchase area. Prior to joining Danish Crown Livsmedel AB Johan has been Business Development Manager of Scan AB, where he is part of the management group. In his present position he brings with him 12 years of experience as purchase manager. Furthermore he holds a number of positions – among others Managing Director of Quality Genetics (QG) and Managing Director of Kreatina in Denmark since 2006.

"We are pleased to add to our team a purchase and sales executive with Johan’s expertise. We are very much looking forward to welcome Johan aboard. With the appointment of Johan, we have a first-rate man who will be contributing to the company’s continued success in Sweden," says Karsten Deibjerg Kristensen, Managing Director of Danish Crown Livsmedel AB.

With the appointment of a new Vice President of Danish Crown Livsmedel AB, the management group of the Swedish organisation is now in place.

As planned, Jan-Erik Johansson continues as Managing Director of KLS Livsmedel AB through 1 May 2009 where he will retire from the company. At the same time we are launching the new projects about the merger of Ugglarps AB and KLS Livsmedel AB into Danish Crown Livsmedel AB, with the intension of keeping the local purchase organisations. Johan’s new job responsibilities will be purchase, sales and information and Brian Pedersen’s responsibilities will be production, finances and administration.

The partly owned company Team Ugglarps in Hörby will not be influenced by the merger and Tommy Olsson continues as Managing Director.

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