Cermaq ASA : Mr. Kjell Bjordal steps down as COO for Cermaq's feed division
from 15 February 2013, Dr. Einar Wathne to be appointed as acting COO
Mr. Kjell Bjordal will step down 15 February 2013 as Chief Operating Officer
(COO) in Cermaq's feed division EWOS. Deputy COO, Dr. Einar Wathne, will be
appointed as acting COO from the same date. A recruitment process for a new
COO will now be initiated.
- We have known for some time that Kjell Bjordal intended to step down when
he turns 60 years in 2013, and I fully understand his wish to make this change
in February when the 2012 results are finalised, says CEO Jon Hindar.
- The revenue has increased more than tenfold and the operating result has
developed even stronger during the more than 13 years that Kjell Bjordal had
led what is now Cermaq's feed division. EWOS has become the global leader in
the salmon feed marked. This is an achievement that deserves the highest
respect, and I will thank Kjell for his significant contribution to Cermaq,
- It has been a privilege to lead EWOS forward to its current position. The
organisation is well equipped to take on the next step towards a new set of
milestones. It is therefore with a good feeling I'm handing over
responsibilities when the 2012 results are presented in February, says COO
Dr. Wathne has had various leadership positions in EWOS since 1993 and has
played a key role in the successful development of EWOS.
Further information - please contact:
CEO Jon Hindar Phone: +47
23 68 50 11; mobile +4797 74 88 29
Corporate Affairs Director Lise Bergan Phone: +47 23 68
50 30; mobile +47 93 25 11 14
About Cermaq - Cermaq is an international group of companies with activities
in fish farming, production of salmonid feed and research in aquaculture.
Cermaq has operations in Norway, Chile, Canada, and Scotland, the main
geographic regions for salmon and trout farming, and in Vietnam.
Through its business unit EWOS, Cermaq is one of the worlds largest suppliers
of feed and nutrition for farmed fish and the global market leader in salmon
feed with a turnover of 9.3 billion(2011).
The business unit Mainstream is one of the world's leading farming companies
of salmon and trout.
The group had sales of around NOK 11.6 billion in 2011. Cermaq is listed on
the Oslo stock exchange with ticker code CEQ. www.cermaq.com
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