New Country Manager in Aktiv Kapital's Spanish operation

11/5/2008, 12:52 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Aktiv Kapital entered the Spanish non-performing loan market by
acquiring Treym Consulting y Servicos in 2005. Arriving to the end of
the three year commitment after the acquisition of Treym, Maria
Haddad has decided to seek new opportunities outside the Aktiv
Kapital Group and we wish her the best for the future.

We are pleased to announce that Juan Carlos Gonzalez is appointed to
and has accepted the role as new Country Manager for Aktiv Kapital's
Spanish' operation based in both Barcelona and Madrid. Juan Carlos
Gonzalez is 40 years old and has extensive experience from both the
operational and the investment aspect of the debt purchase and
collection industry. Juan Carlos Gonzalez performed as Technology and
Systems Director and later as Operations Director at Intrum Justitia
Ibérica from 1998 to 2008. Juan Carlos Gonzales has most recently
held the position of Managing Director and Investment Director at
Multigestión Iberia (GFKL).

Erik Oyno, CEO & President of Aktiv Kapital Group, states that he is
confident that Juan Carlos Gonzalez, with his business and
operational knowledge in combination with strong analytical skills,
his enthusiasm, energy and management experience, will make a
significant contribution to Aktiv Kapital's continued development of
the Spanish debt purchasing market and further operational

Juan Carlos Gonzalez holds a degree as Telecommunications Engineer
from ETSIT in Madrid.

"Maria Haddad has taken the company from being a debt collection
agency to be a major portfolio purchaser. The Spanish operation has
contributed significantly to the Group's growth over the past year.
Maria Haddad's entrepreneurial spirit and energy has been vital in
this phase," says Erik Oyno.

Maria will stay in the position until Juan Carlos Gonzalez is on
board in December.

Further information
Erik Oyno, CEO & President Aktiv Kapital Group
Phone: +47 90131203, email: or
May Kristin Haugen, Chief HR & Communication Officer
Phone: +47 97745057, email:

About Aktiv Kapital
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Aktiv Kapital has operations in 11
countries, and is today Europe's and Canada's largest purchaser of
non-performing consumer credits. Aktiv Kapital had in 2007 an
operating revenue NOK 1 575 million. Within the Portfolio segment
Aktiv Kapital had approx 550 000 paying customers in 2007. Aktiv
Kapital is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (AIK).
For more information about Aktiv Kapital, please visit

About Aktiv Kapital Spain
Aktiv Kapital Spain has two business areas; Non-performing portfolio
acquisition and servicing and debt collection for third parties. The
revenue first half 2008 was approximately 14.1 million Euro. The
collected amount on portfolios owned by Aktiv Kapital Spain first
half 2008 was 12.7 million Euro and the income from third party debt
collection in the same period was 1.4 million Euro.

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