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Lars Mydland to resign as Accountable Manager for Scandinavian Airlines

August 13, 2007 16:00

Lars Mydland has decided to resign as Accountable Manager for Scandinavian Airlines and as head for Scandinavian Operations Management (SOM). Lars Mydland has been manager of SOM since 2001 and came to SOM from a position as president of SAS Flight Academy AB.

Deputy CEO John S. Dueholm, who is the person in SAS Group management responsible for the Scandinavian Airlines business area, will take over responsibility as Accountable Manager for Scandinavian Airlines.

“We have gone through a long, important and demanding period in recent years to guarantee SAS’s future. We are now starting en equally important period with Strategy 2011. I feel that this is the right time for me to take on other challenges. After consultation with Mats Jansson, I have therefore decided to resign from my position effective on August 17. I wish to thank all my fantastic colleagues and co-workers for many positive years and wish them all luck in creating a financially stable and strong SAS,” says Lars Mydland.

“I wish to thank Lars Mydland for his valuable contributions to the SAS Group, particularly in the area of flight safety in our operational organization, but also in building up SAS Flight Academy to a leading-edge company in the area of training for flight personnel,” says Mats Jansson, President and CEO of SAS.

John S. Dueholm comments: “Lars Mydland has provided a significant and dedicated contribution to the successful restructuring that SAS has completed in recent years. He has made the SOM organization more efficient and more focused in order to enable it to handle the challenges ahead.”

Tomas Linden, who is currently Nominated Postholder Ground Operations within SOM, has been appointed as the acting head of Scandinavian Operations Management.

The above changes will take effect on August 17, 2007.

For further information, please contact
Hans Ollongren, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, SAS Group,
+46 8 797 1950

SAS Group Corporate Communications

Footnote: Responsibility as Accountable Manager includes the companies Scandinavian Airlines Sweden, Denmark and International.

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