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New appointments to the Scania Executive Board

The Development and Production function at Scania is being divided into two units: Research & Development and Production & Procurement.

Hasse Johansson has been appointed Group Vice President, Research & Development, while Per Hallberg takes on the position of Group Vice President, Production & Procurement. They both take up their positions in February 2001.

Hasse Johansson, 51 years old, is a graduate engineer with many years of experience from the electronics and IT industries. He is currently MD of Mecel AB, which he founded in 1982, and technical manager at Delphi Delco Electronics Systems Europe. Both these companies are subdivisions of the world’s leading supplier of vehicle systems, Delphi Automotive Systems.

Per Hallberg, 47, is a graduate engineer who joined Scania in 1977. Between 1990 and 1996, he was technical director at Scania Buses and Coaches, following which he was appointed managing director of Scania Nederland. Since 1999, Per Hallberg has been a member of the Scania Group Management as head of the Powertrain division.

As of February 2001, the Scania Executive Board will be represented by the following:

Leif Östling, President and CEO

Arne Karlsson, Executive Vice President Finance and Business Control

Kaj Lindgren, Group Vice President Corporate Development

Urban Erdtman, Group Vice President Sales and Marketing

Hasse Johansson, Group Vice President Research and Development

Per Hallberg, Group Vice President Production and Procurement

For further information, please contact Ulf Söderström, Corporate Communications, telephone number +46 8-55381044.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 25,800 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1999, turnover totalled SEK 47,100 million and the result after net interest income/expense was SEK 4,500 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and some 95 percent of Scania’s vehicles are sold outside Sweden.