Change of CFO in Norsk Hydro ASA

Change of CFO in Norsk Hydro ASA 
OSLO, NORWAY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 --  Eivind Kallevik has been
appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for
Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA. The appointment of
Kallevik, currently head of Finance in Hydro's Bauxite & Alumina
business area,
will become effective from February 15, 2013. 
"Kallevik has broad operational and strategic experience from Hydro's
entire
value chain, giving him a solid platform for the job as
Hydro's CFO," says Hydro
President and CEO Svein Richard Brandtzaeg.
"Following two years in Brazil,
Kallevik has acquired first-hand
experience and in-depth understanding of the
strategically important
Bauxite & Alumina business area." 
Kallevik holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the
University
of San Francisco. He has worked in Hydro since 1998 in a
variety of senior positions in the corporate center and in business
areas along the value chain,
in Norway and internationally. His Hydro
career includes core positions within
the finance area, including
corporate accounting, financial reporting, performance management and
treasury. 
He will replace EVP and CFO Jorgen C. Arentz Rostrup, who will leave
Hydro to pursue other opportunities. 
"Rostrup, after serving in a numerous key positions throughout the
company, has
done a tremendous job in a critical transformation phase
for Hydro, when the
company has executed two major transactions - the
Vale bauxite and alumina acquisition in 2011 and the planned Sapa
joint venture, expected to close in
first half 2013. He has been a
driving force behind impressively effective improvement programs,
which have provided the company with a solid platform for
the
future," Brandtzaeg says. 
"After 22 years in Hydro, I have had a very interesting career
covering the oil,
gas and power sectors, as well as aluminium, within
commercial, operational and
financial areas," Rostrup says. "I am
leaving Hydro, a strong company with great
colleagues, in order to
take on new opportunities." 
Kallevik will join Hydro's Corporate Management Board at the same
time as he
takes over as CFO. 
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