STOCKHOLM Dec 14 Ailing Swedish carmaker
Saab and its court-appointed administrator Guy Lofalk want him
replaced amid reports of disagreement as the company struggles
to stay in business, a court said on Wednesday.
The court is due to decide whether to keep Saab in a scheme
which grants it protection from creditors while it secures
itself a stable future.
Lofalk, who applied to have the creditor protection scheme
ended, now wants to leave his position.
"The Saab companies and Guy Lofalk have today jointly
requested that Guy Lofalk will be dismissed as administrator and
that lawyer Lars-Henrik Andersson is appointed as a new
administrator", Vanersborg District Court said on its website.
The court is due to decide on the matters on Monday Dec. 19.
Saab spokesman Eric Geers said it was Lofalk's decision to
quit, but recent reports in Swedish media suggested Victor
Muller, chief executive of Swedish Automobile, the
Dutch firm which owns Saab, wanted Lofalk to go.
On Tuesday, Saab said it got a much needed first payment
from China's Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile but more funding
"What we believe we will succeed in doing is finding this
funding which is needed for us to continue," Geers said.
Geers would not comment on why it wanted Andersson as new
Andersson said he would not comment until Monday, but said
he could accept the role of administrator.
"I will accept, under certain conditions," he told Reuters,
declining to say what those conditions were.