Lars Johansson new Investment Director at Ratos


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Lars Johansson has been recruited to the role of Investment Director starting in
the autumn when he will head one of Ratos's investment teams. Lars has
considerable experience of corporate development and change programmes and has
held leading positions in companies that include TV4 and Orc Software.
Lars Johansson, MSc Econ, is 54 and has many years' experience from leading positions as CFO, COO and deputy CEO. Most recently Lars was at Swedavia where he has been CFO since 2013 and prior to that his roles included CFO/COO of TV4 and deputy CEO/COO and CFO of Orc Software. He has also held positions in financial management at AssiDomän, SpectraPhysics and AGA. Lars is also a member of the board of Proffice.
"We are very pleased that we have succeeded in attracting Lars to Ratos. His broad and long experience of business development and corporate transactions make him a welcome addition to both the investment organisation at Ratos and to our holdings in their company development," says Ratos CEO Susanna Campbell.
For further information, please contact: Susanna Campbell, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00 Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications & IR, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January-June 2014 14 August 2014
Interim Report January-September 2014 7 November 2014
Year-end report 2014 19 February 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 medium to large unlisted 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, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula, Nordic Cinema Group and SB Seating. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 22 billion.