Saab will appoint Jan Närlinge to be President and CEO of Fokker

the leading Dutch space company, once transaction has been completed.

Saab Ericsson Space's acquisition of 65% and Stork's acquisition of the
remaining 35% of Fokker Space is still subject to EU approval. Until the
acquisition has been approved, Saab will not carry out any activities to
implement the transaction and consequently the assignment of Närlinge is
subject to EU approving of the transactions.

Jan Närlinge will bring with him broad international experience and will
be a major asset for Fokker Space and for the integration work into Saab
Ericsson Space Group.

Jan Närlinge has held several senior appointments within Saab AB, the
parent company of Saab Ericsson Space, which include Director of Systems
and Flight Test, CEO and President of DocEye, Executive Vice President
Industrial Co-operation and Managing Director of Saab-BAE Systems Gripen
AB. He has passed the Swedish Airforce, the Airforce Military College,
Tactical Fighter Training and Military Academy and has served as test

Saab Ericsson Space is an independent supplier of space equipment. The
company develops and manufactures computers, antenna systems, microwave
electronics and guidance and separation systems for launch vehicles and

The headquarters is located in Göteborg, Sweden, a division at Saab in
Linköping, Sweden, and subsidiaries in Austria and the USA. Saab
Ericsson Space employs 660 people.

Saab Ericsson Space is jointly owned by Saab and Ericsson.

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

For further information, please contact:
Anders Stålhammar, Press Secretary, Saab AB phone: +46 13 187175
+46 70 8897096
Iréne Svensson, Communications Director,
Saab Ericsson Space phone: + 46 31 735 44 63
+ 46 705 35 08 18

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