Michael Andersson, New President of Saab AB's Regional Aircraft Service and Support Company, Saab Aircraft AB

Michael Andersson, New President of Saab AB's Regional
Aircraft Service and Support Company, Saab Aircraft AB

After a distinguished 21 year career with Saab Aircraft including the
last 9 years as Head of Customer Support and 4 years as Company
President, Hans Almér has elected to retire from his position at the end
of December and leave the company. He will be replaced by Michael
Andersson, currently Vice President of Saab's Regional Aircraft Service
and Support Company, Saab Aircraft AB. The changeover is effective as of
November 1st. Until his departure at the end of 2003, Hans Almér will
work in parallel with his successor to ensure a smooth transition.

Michael Andersson has been Vice President of Saab Aircraft since
November 2002. Born in 1962, Michael has an Engineering Degree in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as post graduate studies
in Business Administration. Starting as a test engineer at the former
Saab-Scania in 1983, Mr. Andersson has advanced steadily through the
company ranks. During his 20 year plus career with Saab Aircraft he has
also held the positions of Director, Sales and Marketing and Director,
Government Programs as well as various management postions within the
Customer Services and Engineering Departments.

Michael Andersson assumes control of a global customer support
organization with approximately 330 employees and activities on all
major continents as well as responsibility for holding and maintaining
the type certificates for the Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft types.

Saab Aircraft AB, with offices in Linköping Sweden and Sterling,
Virginia in the U.S. supports and maintains the combined Saab 340 and
Saab 2000 fleet of over 500 aircraft in service with operators around
the world. Saab Aircraft AB is part of the Saab Aviation Services
Business Unit of Saab AB.

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 capabilities in systems
integration.

For further information please contact:
Mr. John Belanger
Public Relations and Communications, Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 13 183101
www.saabaircraft.com
www.saab.se

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