New appointments at Saab North America, Inc.

Saab is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Patrick Palmer to the position of Executive Vice President, Marketing and Head of Saab Technologies Canada, Inc. In his new position, Palmer will play a leading role in the continued growth and expansion of Saab business in Canada as well as in maintaining and building relations with important national customers. Mr. Palmer, with a long and extensive background in the defense area, joins the Saab team from his most recent position as Sales Director for Naval and Land at CAE Canada. In his new role, Patrick will be based at Saab Technologies Canada headquarters in Ottawa and will report directly to the President of Saab North America.

Saab is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Belanger as Senior Vice President, Communications for Saab North America, Inc. Reporting to the President of Saab North America, Belanger will be responsible for operational and strategic communication activities for the company. With over 20 years at Saab AB in Sweden, Mr. Belanger has held several positions within the Group and has extensive experience in the defense and civil security areas as well as in commercial aviation. He has most recently held the position of Vice President and Head of Communications for the Support and Services Business Area. In his new position, John will be based at the Saab North America offices in Washington D.C.

Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Saab North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Saab AB, provides broad range of products, services and solutions from military defense to homeland security to the North American market. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, Saab North America operates from several locations in the U.S. and Canada.

For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, Tel. +46 734 180 018 John Belanger, Senior Vice President, Communications for Saab North America, Inc. Tel. +46 734 183 101