Bengt Hörnsten, appointed President and CEO for Saab Nyge Aero

The Board of Saab Nyge Aero has appointed Bengt Hörnsten President and
CEO of the company with effect from 20 March 2001. He succeeds Björn
Sundén who, after seven years with the company, will become Deputy
Managing Director of EUROMaint, the Swedish State Railways' newly
created technology company.

Bengt Hörnsten is 57 years old and has a long background in aviation,
having started his career as an aircraft engineer with the Swedish Air
Force. Apart from his technical work in the Air Force, where he became
Technical Manager of the F16 wing in Uppsala, he has flown most military
aircraft up to the Viggen. At the beginning of the 80s, he embarked on a
civilian career in technical project management with the Linjeflyg
airline and also became Technical Manager.

Bengt comes from the Defence Forces' Headquarters via FMV (the Defence
Materiel Administration), where he worked on
starting up the RML quality system of rules for military aviation.

Saab Nyge Aero is Scandinavias leading aviation company providing
maintenance, installation and sales of aircraft, helicopters and
spareparts/accessories. Our special flight operations division operates
jet and turbo prop aircraft for military training and systems
calibrations.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems
integration.

For further information, please contact:
Sven Olof Hökborg, chairman Board of Directors Phone: +46 8661 70 62
e-mail:hokborg@erols.com +46 70 301 70 62

www.saab.se

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