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Mikael Olufsen appointed new Chairman of Egmont

Mikael Olufsen has been appointed Chairman of Egmont. Steen Riisgaard has been appointed Vice Chairman

Mikael Olufsen has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Egmont Foundation, the parent company of the Egmont Group. He has additionally been appointed Chairman of the Board of Egmont International Holding A/S. Mikael Olufsen has been a member of both Boards since 1993, in recent years as Vice Chairman. As well as his Egmont Board memberships, Mikael Olufsen is chairman of the boards of Tryg Vesta A/S, Tryg i Danmark smba, Malaplast Ltd and Gigtforeningen (the Danish Rheumatism Association).

Steen Riisgaard has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Boards of the Egmont Foundation and Egmont International Holding A/S. He has acted on both Boards since 2002. Steen Riisgaard is CEO of Novozymes A/S, chairman of the board of World Wildlife Foundation Danmark and a board member of Rockwool International A/S.

The former Chairman of the two Egmont Boards, Ivar Samrén, will resign from the Boards after having reached the retirement age stipulated in the Foundation's Charter. Ivar Samrén has been a member of the Egmont Foundation's Board of Trustees and the Board of Egmont International Holding A/S since 1991 and was appointed Chairman in 1999.

The other Board members are Ulrik Bülow, CEO, Niels Fisch-Thomsen, attorney, Torben Ballegaard Sørensen, director, Christine Grøntved, journalist (employee-elected), Maibritt Jensen, bookbinder (employee-elected), Tony Jørgensen, publishing director (employee-elected), Anna von Lowzow, journalist and film director (employee-elected).