Proposed changes to Hartmann's board of directors

12/17/2018, 1:38 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Hartmann's board of directors has decided to propose to the shareholders that the board is strengthened and expanded at the general meeting to be held on 9 April 2019.

After eight years on the board of directors, board member Jørn Mørkeberg Nielsen has decided that he will not seek re-election at the general meeting in 2019. In that connection, the board of directors will propose to the general meeting that the board of directors is strengthened and expanded through election of independent candidates Jan Madsen and Karen Hækkerup as well as Marianne Schelde whom will represent Hartmann's majority shareholder, Thornico Holding A/S.

Jan Madsen (1969) has since 2010 been an executive director at Coop Danmark A/S, Denmark's largest consumer goods retailer with annual revenue exceeding DKK 50 billion and more than 35,000 employees. Jan Madsen is responsible for retail chain Irma and the group's new business development, digital business and membership program. Through his employement in Coop Danmark A/S and former positions in the Carlsberg group, McKinsey & Company and Néstle, he has built special competencies within retail trade with a particular focus on the food category as well as international sales and marketing, business development, digitalisation and supply chain management. Jan Madsen is furthermore a member of the boards of Coop Bank A/S, Coop Holding A/S and Fakta A/S.

Karen Hækkerup (1974) has been employed in 2014-2018 as CEO of the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, which represents the farming and food industry of Denmark including companies, trade and farmers' associations. Before her employment with the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Karen Hækkerup held several political positions as minister and spokesperson as well as memberships of the City Council of Copenhagen and the Capital Region's hospital community. Karen Hækkerup has established a strong network and special competencies within representation of interest and sustainability as well as international food production, commerce and politics. In addition, she is a board member at Grace Public Affairs A/S.

Marianne Schelde (1962) is employed as CFO of Thornico Holding A/S, a Danish-based global business conglomerate with annual revenue of DKK 7.6 billion and more than 120 subsidiaries, and as CEO of subsidiary Thornico IT A/S. She will contribute with special competencies within international financial management, economics, financial reporting and accounting. Marianne Schelde is a board member of Hummel Holding A/S and three subsidiaries, Mount Baldy A/S, Ovodan Europe ApS and one subsidiary, Sanovo Capital A/S, Stanico A/S, Thorco Isabella ApS, Thorco Isadora ApS, Thorco Africa Holding ApS, Thornico IT A/S and West Star Real Estate A/S.

"Hartmann's markets are going through exciting developments these years as sustainability and insight into consumer behavior becomes increasingly important competitive parameters. We therefore propose a strengthening of the board of directors with the naming of three strong profiles as candidates for election at the general meeting in 2019, where we will also part with Jørn Mørkeberg Nielsen after eight years of service at Hartmann," says chairman of the board of directors Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen.

For further information, please contact:

Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen
Chairman of the board of directors
Brødrene Hartmann A/S
Telephone: (+45) 45 97 00 57

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