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Ratos: Nina Jönsson new CEO of HL Display

This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act,
the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules.

Nina Jönsson has been appointed the new CEO of HL Display, a global supplier
of products and systems for in-store communication and merchandising. Nina
Jönsson has extensive experience of international retail, most recently as
the Senior Vice President Category&Purchasing for ICA Sverige. She is
expected to commence during the first quarter 2016 and will succeed Gérard
Dubuy, who is leaving his position as CEO after nine years.

Since 2010, Nina Jönsson has been the Senior Vice President
Category&Purchasing for ICA Sverige, which has included responsibility for
building up ICA's private label brands. Prior to this, Nina worked at
Proctor&Gamble, where she held a number of executive positions for 18 years,
including as Market Strategy and Planning Director for the East European
market, Country Manager for Sweden and Customer Marketing Manager for the
Nordic region. Nina Jönsson is 49 years old; was born and grew up in Helsinki
and has a BSc in Business Administration, Economics and Marketing from
Uppsala University.

In recent years, HL Display has developed its operations by implementing major
changes to streamline production, as well as a new global sales strategy to
increase its share of concept sales. After a few years of intense change and
an ever-changing market, the company is now entering a new phase, which is
why the Board of Directors of HL Display has decided to recruit a new CEO.
Gérard Dubuy has been the CEO of HL Display since 2006. The current CFO will
become the Acting CEO until Nina assumes her position.

"During Gérard's time as CEO, HL Display successfully implemented
restructuring measures in production, logistics and administration. Gérard
has also been instrumental in creating the leading market position that the
company has today. The company is now entering a new phase with a major focus
on growth. Nina Jönsson is contributing extensive experience from the most
important customer segments, retail and brand suppliers, which I believe is
positive for the continued development of HL Display. She also has a strong
track record, with broad international experience," says Susanna Campbell,
CEO of Ratos.

Ratos became part owner of HL Display in 2001 and in 2010, acquired most of
the shares and bought the company from Nasdaq Stockholm. HL Display is
currently a market-leading player with an international offering of products
and systems for store communication and merchandising in 47 countries.
Ratos's holding in HL Display currently amounts to 99% and the consolidated
book value was SEK 817m at 30 June 2015. The number of employees amounts to
about 1,150. HL Display reported sales of SEK 1,509m in 2014 and the adjusted
EBITA amounted to SEK 77m.

For further information, please contact:
Robin Molvin, Senior Investment Manager, +46 8 700 17 00
Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim report January-September 2015 6 November 2015

Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise
shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible
exercise of its ownership role in primarily unlisted medium sized Nordic
companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Aibel, Arcus-Gruppen,
Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group,
HENT, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD, Ledil, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula
and Speed Group. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and market
capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 18 billion

Press release (PDF)


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Ratos via Globenewswire


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