Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA: Bente Brevik elected new board member

Bente Brevik was elected new board member at the Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA's annual general assembly today, 23 April 2015.

Ms Brevik was elected for a period of two years. Ms Brevik replaces Hege Sjo, who has served as board member since 2010. Ms Sjo stepped down from the board due to other assignments.

The board consists of five board members headed by chair Thomas Wilhelmsen. Three of the board members are independent of the major shareholder, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA, and two of the five members are women.

"Ms Brevik will supplement the board with an extensive industrial experience, including several restructuring processes," says Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, chair of the nomination committee.

Ms Brevik (born in 1964) has extensive experience from Orkla ASA. Currently, she holds the position as business development director. Ms Brevik was previously responsible for the merger between Rieber & Søn and Stabburet, making up Orkla Foods Norway. She has also headed up several of Orkla's subsidiaries, including Stabburet AS and Nidar AS.

Ms Brevik is board member in Orkla Foods Sverige AB and chair of the nomination committee in Dagligvareleverandørenes Forening (DLF). In addition to language studies at the University of Oslo, Ms Brevik has a master in business and economics from the Norwegian Business School with a specialisation in international management.

A full presentation of Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA's board members can be found on company's website: http://bit.ly/1d2UMhW

For further comments:

Thomas Wilhelmsen, chair of WWASA

+47 67 58 40 00 (office)

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, chair of the nomination committee

+47 67 58 40 00 (office)

Benedicte Teigen Gude, group vice president corporate communications

+47 959 07 951 (mobile)

Source: NewsWeb