Bengt Halse nominated for the Laurels Trophy

Bengt Halse, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saab Group, has been
nominated as one of the candidates for the Laurels Trophy by the American
aviation magazine "Aviation Week & Space Technology".

This is the forty-second occasion that the magazine has nominated candidates
in a number of classes for the prestigious award. Bengt Halse has been
nominated in the class "Aeronautics/Propulsions" on the motivation that as
President of Saab he succeeded in making the company one of the most important
actors in the aviation and defense industry. The winners will be announced on
21 April at a ceremony in Washington.

"The nomination is a great honor, naturally for me personally, but especially
for all the personnel at Saab," comments Bengt Halse.

For futher information, contact:
Lars Jagerfelt, Vice President
Communication and Public Affairs, Saab AB tel +46 13 - 18 71 65

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