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Tom Vidar Rygh, (BORN 1958), Chairman

Tom Vidar Rygh (chair) is an adviser to the Nordic Capital Funds. He holds a degree in economics and business administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Rygh has held various leading executive positions in industrial and financial companies, including executive vice president of Orkla ASA, CEO of SEB Enskilda and partner in/CEO of NC Advisory AS – adviser to the Nordic Capital Funds. He has served as chair and director of several companies in a number of sectors, including Telenor ASA, Oslo Børs, Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Storebrand ASA, Aktiv Kapital ASA, Eniro AB, Netcom ASA, Helly Hansen ASA, Dyno ASA, Industrikapital Ltd, Actinor Shipping ASA, Borregaard Forests AS, Holberg Inc, Orkla Eiendom AS, Telia Overseas AB and Baltic Beverage Holding AB. Rygh has also served as an adviser to a number of prominent investment groups, such as TPG and the John Fredriksen group. He is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders.
Number of shares in Europris ASA: 600,000 (through Retiro AS).

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Hege Bømark, (BORN 1963), Board member

Hege Bømark is a director of AF-Gruppen ASA, OBOSbanken AS and the Institute for Eating Disorders. She has also been a director of Oslo Areal ASA, Norgani Hotels ASA, BWGHomes ASA, Norwegian Property ASA and Fornebu Utvikling ASA, all of which are or have been listed companies. Prior to becoming a full-time professional director, Bømark served as a project broker in AS Eiendomsutvikling and as a financial analyst at Fearnley Finans AS and Orkla Finans AS. She holds a degree in economics and business administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Bømark is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders.

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Tone Fintland, (BORN 1962), Board member

Tone Fintland has many years of experience as a senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry. She has functioned since 2016 as global procurement Director at TEVA Pharmaceuticals, and has previously held similar positions in the Actavis Group and Alpharma Inc. In addition, Fintland is a President of NIMA (the Norwegian Association for Purchasing and Logistics) and NIMA Oslo Akershus Affiliate. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the BI Norwegian Business School. Fintland is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders.
Number of shares in Europris ASA: 2,780.

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Bente Sollid Storehaug, (BORN 1967), Board member

Bente Sollid Storehaug is CEO of Digital Hverdag and non-executive director of Polaris Media, Hafslund E-CO, Europris, Motor Gruppen and Eika Gruppen. She is also chair of Boostcom Group, Semway Norge and The Velixio Group. Storehaug has been a member of several policy advisory boards for government ministers in Norway. She has also been appointed by the government to an expert committee on the future funding of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). Storehaug established her own internet consultancy in 1993, which is listed today on Oslo Børs as Bouvet ASA. She is the youngest member of the Norwegian Association of Editors. Storehaug is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders.

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Claus Juel-Jensen, (BORN 1963), Board member

Claus Juel-Jensen is a professional board member and has extensive boardroom experience from different companies in food and non-food retail, food production and wholesale in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. In his professional carrier, he was the CEO of Netto Germany, a joint venture between Edeka Germany and Dansk Supermarked Group, from 1995-2004 and after that CEO of Netto International (DK, DE, SE, PL, UK) from 2005-2017. Juel-Jensen has extensive experience in the food-discount industry and the internationalisation of retail concepts. He holds a Master of Business Administration and an MSc from Copenhagen Business School and the University of Cologne, and has the rank of captain in the Royal Danish Guard. Juel-Jensen is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders.
Number of shares in Europris ASA: 4,503.

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Pål Wibe , (BORN 1967), Board member

Pål Wibe joined XXL ASA as its chief executive officer in 2020. He has been the CEO of Europris from 2014 to 2020. Prior to that appointment, he served as CEO of Nille AS for almost seven years and CEO of Travel Retail Norway AS for two years. Before that, he held various executive positions at ICA Ahold AB for six years and worked for five years in McKinsey & Co. Wibe holds a degree in economics and business administration (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders.
Number of shares in Europris ASA: 408,572 (through Nordkronen II AS).

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Karl Svensson, (BORN 1977), Board member

Karl Svensson is a director of RuNor AS, the Svensson family’s special purpose vehicle for its investment in Europris. He is a corporate finance professional, having worked for Swiss-based corporate finance institutions advising on mergers and acquisitions and private capital placements. Svensson also has operational retail experience, having previously worked for Runsvengruppen AB, the parent company of ÖoB. He graduated from Uppsala University in 2003 with an MSc in business and economics. Svensson is regarded as independent of senior executives, material business associates and the company’s major shareholders, with the exception that Europris holds an option to acquire the remaining 80 per cent of the ÖoB shares.
Number of shares in Europris ASA (through RuNor AS): 271,856.