Corporate Assembly - The nomination committee's proposal

17.03.2006: The Nomination Committee has today presented its proposal for the election of members and deputy members to the Corporate Assembly.

The following shareholder-elected members of the Corporate Assembly are up for election this year: Nils-Henrik Pettersson, Anniken Thue, Kurth A. Augustson, Jan Kildal, Svein Rennemo and Gunn Wærsted. Rune Selmar has withdrawn as a member of the Corporate Assembly in October 2005. The Nomination Committee proposes that Marianne Lie's election to the Corporate Assembly is terminated.
 
The Nomination Committee proposes the following members to be re-elected: Nils-Henrik Pettersson and Gunn Wærsted. The Nomination Committee proposes Peter Ruzicka, Canica AS, Lars Windfeldt, Apax Partners, Anne Gudefin, Franklin Mutual Advisers, Olaug Svarva, Folketrygdfondet, Dag Mejdell, Posten Norge and Marianne Blystad, Nordia DA, as new member of the Corporate Assembly.
 
No shareholder-elected deputy members are up for election this year. The Nomination Committee proposes that the election of the following deputy members; Christine Rødsæther and Ida Espolin Johnsen is terminated. The Nomination Committee proposes Benedikte Bjørn, Norsk Hydro ASA and Ann Kristin Brautaset, Folketrygdfondet, as new deputy members.
 
The chairman of the Nomination Committee proposals the following members to the Annual General Meeting's Nomination Committee; Re-election of Elisabeth Grieg, Idar Kreutzer and Leiv Askvig. Rune Selmar has withdrawn as a member of the Nomination Committee in October 2005. Olaug Svarva, Folketrygdfondet proposes as a new member of the Nomination Committee.
 
The nomination Committee's proposals and the grounds for its proposals will be explained at the Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting will be held on 27 April 2006 at 3 p.m. at Gamle Logen, Store Sal, in Oslo.