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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nora Forisdal Larssen

51 2016 Chairman of the Board

Olav Holst-Dyrnes

46 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Kjersti Kleven

49 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Trine-Marie Hagen

39 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Jon-Erlend Alstad

47 2012 Director, Ekornes Beds AS

Arve Ekornes

50 2002 Director, Product Development

Runar Haugen

52 1992 Group Marketing Director

Svein Lunde

55 2003 International Marketing Director

Ola Ramstad

54 2002 Production Director, Stressless Production

Oystein Vikingsen Fauske

2016 Director of ICT and Digitalization

Lars Wittemann

53 2015 Supply Chain Director

Atle Berntzen

49 2011 Director, Employee Representative

Stian Ekornes

53 2008 Director

Tone Hanken

54 Director, Employee Representative

Nils Hjellegjerde

2017 Director

Lars Roiri

55 2014 Director

Jarle Roth

56 2016 Director

Sveinung Utgard

54 Director, Employee Representative

Tine Wollebekk

55 2017 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nora Forisdal Larssen

Ms. Nora Forisdal Larssen has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ekornes ASA since May 3, 2016. She has been Director of the Company since May 14, 2009. She is Senior Investment Manager at Nordstjernan. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors of Etac AB and Member of the Boards of Directors of Nobia AB and Filippa K Group AB. She was previously Partner at McKinsey & Company and Product Line Manager at Electrolux Europe. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Norges Handelshoyskole, Bergen - NHH and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University.

Olav Holst-Dyrnes

Mr. Olav Holst-Dyrnes has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ekornes ASA, effective as of October 2014. He has been CEO of Havfisk ASA. He also has previous experience of the furniture industry, having spent six years as Sourcing Manager at Stokke AS. He holds a Master's degree in engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), and completed officer training in the Norwegian Armed Forces, where he served for 10 years.

Kjersti Kleven

Ms. Kjersti Kleven has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ekornes ASA since May 3, 2016. She has previously been Chairman of the Board since March 2014. Until March 2014, she was Independent Vice Chairman of the Company's Board. She has been Member of the Company's Board of Directors since January 17, 2008. She is investor through John Kleven AS. She is also Chair of Kleven Maritime AS with associated subsidiaries, Kleven Maritime Holding, John Kleven AS and the Norwegan Federation of Industries’ Maritime Industry Association. She is also Vice-Chair of SEA Europe and member of the Norwegian Minister for Trade & Industry’s Strategic Council on Maritime Development and Vice-Chair of Sparebanken More’s Corproate Assembly. She was previously researcher with FAFO (the Institute for Labor and Social Research), Personnel Manager at Rolls-Royce Marine and Project Manager at Nordvest Forum, as well as Chair of the Federation of Norwegian Industries’ Governing Board. She holds a degree in Sociology from Universitetet i Oslo.

Trine-Marie Hagen

Ms. Trine-Marie Hagen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Ekornes ASA, effective as of January 1, 2015. She holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), and experience of accounting and finance. She also completed Part 1 Law from the University of Bergen. She has previously served as Vice President Business Performance and Finance Manager at tow factories at Norske Skog. She was also trainee and consultant at Intentia. Ms. Hagen joined Ekornes from the position as CFO of Mentor Medier AS.

Jon-Erlend Alstad

Mr. Jon-Erlend Alstad has been Director, Ekornes Beds AS at Ekornes ASA since April 2012. Previously, he spent five years as Senior Vice President at Scandinavian Business Seating (HAG). From 1998 to 2007, he was marketing director and sales director at Stokke AS. He also spent seven years of the latter period in England/Germany. From 1994 to 1998, he was sales manager of the tour operator Top of Europe Norway AS. He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Oslo School of Management (Markedshoyskolen).

Arve Ekornes

Mr. Arve Ekornes has been Director, Product Development at Ekornes ASA since 2002. He was hired by Ekornes as apprentice in 1983. He worked on the development of production equipment and the product development of steel components until 1992. He was Product Development Manager between 1992 and 2002. He is a Certified Industrial Mechanic.

Runar Haugen

Mr. Runar Haugen has been Group Marketing Director of Ekornes ASA since 1992. He was hired as an export consultant by Ekornes ASA in 1991. He became Marketing Manager and Member of the Corporate Management team in 1992. He has previous experience from export, sales and consultancy work. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree.

Svein Lunde

Mr. Svein Lunde has been International Marketing Director of Ekornes ASA since January 2003. He started working for Ekornes in 1994 as Managing Director of Ekornes Ltd. with responsibility for the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has experience from banking and the travel industry. He holds a diploma in Management studies.

Ola Ramstad

Mr. Ola Arne Ramstad has been Production Director, Stressless Production at Ekornes ASA since 2002. He started in the production department at Ekornes in 1984. He previously held various posts within the factory production management. He holds a diploma in Business Administration (BI).

Oystein Vikingsen Fauske

Mr. Oystein Vikingsen Fauske has been Director of ICT and Digitalization at Ekornes ASA since April 2016. His former employer was the international consulting company Sopra Steria, where his latest position was COO (Operating Director) for the consulting division in Scandinavia. Oystein has held different management positions at the company for the last six years, and he also has over 10 years consulting experience from many different companies in both public and private sector. He is specialized in strategic use of technology and transforming enterprises through digitalization. Oystein holds a civil engineering degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He also has leadership training from Harvard Business School.

Lars Wittemann

Mr. Lars Wittemann has been Supply Chain Director at Ekornes ASA since October 2015. He has broad industrial, manufacturing and financial management experience from AssaAbloy (TrioVing/VingCard). He was CFO and plant manager at Grorud Industrier AS and Independent consultant. He holds MBA (BI Norwegian Business School), Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration (Handelsakademiet, Oslo).

Atle Berntzen

Mr. Atle Berntzen has been Director, Employee Representative at Ekornes ASA since 2011. Previously, he was Member of the Board of Directors, Employee Representative at the Company until 2009. He is Acting Warehouse Foreman. He has worked as Salesperson and Warehouse Operative at General Motors AS. He has worked in the warehouse at Ekornes Fetsund AS since 1991. He has Commercial Studies from upper secondary school.

Stian Ekornes

Mr. Stian Ekornes has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Ekornes ASA since May 15, 2008. He is Investor. He has 25 years of experience in the furniture sector. He also has experience from directorships from furniture, the building trades and property sectors. He was Chain Director of Skeidar from 2000 to 2004. He attended the Norwegian Merchants Institute (currently BI Varehandel).

Tone Hanken

Ms. Tone Helen Hanken is Director, Employee Representative at Ekornes ASA. She is sewing machine operator at J.E. Ekornes AS at Vestlandske facility. She worked for Velledalen fabrikker between 1981 and 1985, Hjellegjerde Mobler between 1985 and 1997 and in J.E. Ekornes, department Vestlandske from 1997. She served several years as elected Employee Representative on factory Boards. She was Chairman of Sykkylven Industri Energy, branch 0789 (trade union) for 16 years. She has been Member of the National Executive Committee of Industri Energi and Member of the pay negotiating committee since 1990. She holds upper secondary school education in social sciences and she completed various courses from different educational institutions.

Nils Hjellegjerde

Lars Roiri

Mr. Lars I. Roiri has been Director of Ekornes ASA since May 12, 2014. He is CEO of Scandinavian Business Seating Group AS. He previously held commercial management positions at Tomra ASA, Molnlycke AB and Jordan AS, and was CEO at Coloplast Norge as, CEO at HAG ASA. He is holds Master of Economics and Business Administration from Handelshoyskolen BI. He has been Board Member of Norsk Design og Arkitektursenter, and Cappelen Holding AS, as well as Member of the PE company Ratos Norwegian Advisory Board.

Jarle Roth

Mr. Jarle Roth has been Director of Ekornes ASA since May 3, 2016. He has previously been Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company since May 12, 2014. He is CEO of Eksportkreditt Norge AS. He has also been Vice CEO of Umoe Gruppen and CEO of Unitor ASA. He holds Master of Economics and Business Administration from Norges Handelshoyskole in Bergen. He is Chair of Norske Skog, and has broad experience from directorships within industry and the maritime sector.

Sveinung Utgard

Mr. Sveinung Utgard serves as Director, Employee Representative at Ekornes ASA. He is Production Manager, Foamed Plastic at J.E. Ekornes AS, Ikornnes. He has Mechanical studies and Electrical studies as well as Production/production management studies. He also completed Nordvest Forum’s ‘Changing leadership’ course and Management development program at J.E. Ekornes. He has experience as employee-elected director of More Trafo, Assembly operator at Formfin mobler, operator at Nordex plast, operator and department manager at More Trafo, shift leader at J.E. Ekornes, production manager at J.E. Ekornes.

Tine Wollebekk

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