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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tom Johnstone

63 2015 Chairman of the Board

Kai Warn

59 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jan Ytterberg

57 2018 Senior Vice President, Finance & IR (Investor Relations) and Chief Financial Officer

Valentin Dahlhaus

45 2015 Senior Vice President, Group Operations

Anders Johanson

49 2015 Senior Vice President, Technology Office

Brian Belanger

49 2015 Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board

Mona Abbasi

45 2018 Senior Vice President, Group Communications, Brand & Marketing

Per Ericson

55 2018 Senior Vice President, Group Staff People & Organization, Business Development

Francesco Franze

54 2015 Senior Vice President, Program Office – Efficiency Programs and Quality

Pavel Hajman

53 2018 Senior Vice President, Group Digital, Operations & Technology Development

Hillevi Agranius

47 2018 Group CIO, Chief Information Officer

Henric Andersson

45 2015 President, Construction Division

Par Astrom

46 2018 President, Gardena Division

Earl Bennett

2018 Acting President Consumer Brands Division

Sascha Menges

47 2018 President, Husqvarna Division

Soili Johansson

56 Director, Employee Representative

Katarina Martinson

37 2012 Director

Daniel Nodhall

40 2013 Director

Annika Ogren

53 2006 Director, Employee Representative

Lars Pettersson

64 2014 Director

Ulla Litzen

62 2010 Independent Director

Bertrand Neuschwander

56 2016 Independent Director

Christine Robins

52 2017 Independent Director

Tobias Norrby

Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Tom Johnstone

Mr. Tom Johnstone, CBE has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 21, 2015. He has been Director of the Company since 2006. He also chairs the Company’s Remuneration Committee and is Member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Johnstone was President and Chief Executive Officer of AB SKF from 2003 until 2014. Additionally, he serves as Board Chairman of Combient AB and of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of Investor AB and Volvo Cars. During the course of his career, he has been holding various management positions within AB SKF since 1987, including President of Automotive Division from 1995 to 2003 and Executive Vice-President of AB SKF between 1999 and 2003. Mr. Johnstone holds a Master of Arts degree from University of Glasgow and honorary Doctorate degrees in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, and in Science from Cranfield University.

Kai Warn

Mr. Kai Warn has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of July 1, 2013. He has also been Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since April 10, 2014. He started his career at power and automation technologies company ABB (1985 -2004), where he held various senior international positions including roles in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. His last assignment at ABB was President of the Business Unit ABB Robotics Products. Between 2004 and 2010, he was President and CEO at Seco Tools AB, a metal cutting tools company. Thereafter, he moved to the position of Operations Partner at the private equity firm IK Investment Partners (2011-2013). He is Board Member of AB Electrolux. Mr. Warn graduated with Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan – KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm).

Jan Ytterberg

Mr. Jan Ytterberg has been Senior Vice President, Finance & IR (Investor Relations) and Chief Financial Officer at Husqvarna AB since February 1, 2018. He has previously been Senior Vice President, Finance, IT (Information Technology) & IR (Investor Relations) and Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2015. He has 27 years of business experience from the truck manufacturer Scania, where he has held various positions in the financial area and during which he has been based in Brazil, Spain and Sweden. From 2006 until 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Scania Group and various positions in accounting and finance in Scania Group (1987–2006). He holds Master of Science degree in Business Administration & Economics from Stockholm University, Sweden.

Valentin Dahlhaus

Mr. Valentin Dahlhaus has been appointed Senior Vice President, Group Operations at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of January 1, 2015. He has been employed at the Company since 2010. He has previously been Vice President Demand and Supply Chain Management at the Company from 2013 until 2014, and Supply Chain development/PO, Husqvarna Group, 2011-2013. He also served as Demand and Supply Chain development, Husqvarna Group, 2010-2011 and at Arcandor AG (Primondo GmbH), Nuernberg/Fuerth, 2007-2010 and Continental AG, Hannover, 2004-2007. He has held various management positions in retail & automotive since 2000. He holds Master of Business Administration degree from Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany.

Anders Johanson

Mr. Anders Johanson has been appointed Senior Vice President, Technology Office at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of October 1, 2015. Anders Johanson was Partner and Global Practice Leader Technology and Innovation Management at Arthur D. Little (2000–2006, 2008–2015), Director Strategic Product and Technology Planning at Gambro (2008), Director Business office and head of Business Consulting of Volvo IT (2006–2007) and held various positions within Nobel Biocare (1996-2000). He holds a part time role as adjunct professor in industrial product development at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, since January 2015. Anders has Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Chalmers University of Technology.

Brian Belanger

Mr. Brian S. Belanger has been appointed Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of August 2015. He was Acting Head of Asia/Pacific at the Company from January 1, 2014 until June 1, 2014. He has been Vice President Legal Affairs Husqvarna Asia/Pacific Region within the Company from 2009 till 2012. He holds Juris Doctor/Master of Legal Letters degree from Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, US; Law Clerk, US. He has served at Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has been employed by the Company since 2006. Previously, he served as Acting General Counsel Husqvarna Americas 2013 (Charlotte, NC); Associate General Counsel, Husqvarna Americas (2006–2009) (Augusta, GA), and Partner, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. (2000-2006).

Mona Abbasi

Per Ericson

Mr. Per Ericson has served as Senior Vice President, Group Staff People & Organization at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since 2011 and he has been Head of Group Business Development since February 1, 2018. He was also Acting Head of Group Communications, Brand & Marketing at the Company from the end of September 2017 till February 19, 2018. Prior to this, he worked as Executive Vice President Human Resources at Haldex (2006-2011) and held several executive positions, including President Human Resources, at Stora Enso (1987–2006). Mr. Ericson is Forest Engineer, US. He also has Forestry Studies from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as well as Studies in Change Management in Organization and Social Systems, International Association for Organizational and Social Development (IOD), Belgium.

Francesco Franze

Mr. Francesco Franze has been Senior Vice President, Program Office – Efficiency Programs and Quality at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since January 1, 2015. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been employed at the Company since 1989 and member of Group Management from 2015. His previous positions include: Venture capital and Management consultancy, own enterprise, 2009-2013; Head of Electric Category, Husqvarna Group, 2004-2008; Senior VP Industrial Operations Dishwashers, Electrolux 1998-2003. He also held various positions within Operations in Electrolux Professional, 1989-1999.

Pavel Hajman

Mr. Pavel Hajman has been Senior Vice President, Group Digital, Operations & Technology Development at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. He has previously been President, Husqvarna Division since January 1, 2015. Before that, he has been Executive Vice President, Head of Asia/Pacific at Husqvarna AB since June 1, 2014. He has over 20 years of international business experience within several different areas including sales, marketing, logistics and manufacturing. Most recently, he comes from Assa Abloy, where he has been heading operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was President Assa Abloy AHG Greater China (2013-2014). Previous experiences include numerous managerial roles within Seco Tools from 1990 until 2013. He holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Hillevi Agranius

Ms. Hillevi Agranius has been Group CIO, Chief Information Officer at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. She was previously GIS Business Performance Director, Husqvarna Group, 2015-2016; Vice President, Technologies Finance, Corporate & Compliance, American Express, 2014-2011; Vice President Technologies Transformation 2009-2011, American Express; Vice President, Technologies Investment optimization & business planning 2005-2006, American Express, Director Technologies Performance Management 2004-2005, American Express. She held numerous positions at American Express 1995-2004. She holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics from University of Sussex, School of social sciences.

Henric Andersson

Mr. Henric Andersson has been appointed President, Construction Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag, effective as of August 2015. He no longer serves as Senior Vice President, Technology Office at the Company, as of August 2015. He has held this position since 2014. Before that, he has served as Executive Vice President, Head of Product Management and Development at Husqvarna AB since 2011. He joined the Company in 1997 and has since held such roles as Vice President, Construction Equipment (2008-2011), Vice President, Commercial Lawn & Garden and President of Husqvarna Turf Care (2004-2008) and Vice President, Riders & Robotic Mowers (2002-2004), among several other positions in Product and Business Management (1997-2001). Mr. Andersson holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology at Linkopings universitet.

Par Astrom

Mr. Par Astrom has been President, Gardena Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. He has previously been Senior Vice President, Business Development since January 1, 2015. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been employed at the Company since 2013 and member of Group Management from 2015. His previous positions include: Vice President Business Development, Husqvarna Group, 2013-2014; Principal, A.T. Kearney Management Consultants, 2007-2013 and Management Consulting 1998-2009.

Earl Bennett

Mr. Earl Bennett has been Acting President Consumer Brands Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since March 2018. He no longer serves as Executive Vice President, Acting Head of Americas at Husqvarna AB, effective as of August 15, 2013. He has held this position since January 23, 2013. He will resume his position as Vice President and General Counsel for Americas at the Company. He joined Husqvarna in 2008. Prior to that, he was General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Secretary at Formica Corporation (2001-2008). Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

Sascha Menges

Mr. Sascha Menges has been President, Husqvarna Division at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since February 1, 2018. He has previously been President, Gardena Division since January 1, 2015. He has previously been Executive Vice President, Head of Manufacturing and Logistics at Husqvarna AB from 2011 till 2014. He joined the Company in 2004, and has since held leadership positions in Supply Chain Management and Operations (2007-2011), and the role of Vice President Supply Chain Management at Gardena AG (2004-2007). Prior to that, he worked within Associate Principal Management Consulting of McKinsey & Company, Inc (1996-2004). He holds Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, France.

Soili Johansson

Ms. Soili Johansson serves as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Husqvarna Aktiebolag. She is Representative of the Federation of Salaried Employees in Industry and Services.

Katarina Martinson

Ms. Katarina Martinson has been Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since 2012. She is Member of the Audit Committee. She is responsible for portfolio management for the Lundberg Family. Apart from that, she serves as Board Member at L E Lundbergforetagen AB, Fastighets AB L E Lundberg, Byggnads AB Karlsson & Wingesjo, L E Lundberg Kapitalforvaltning AB, Indutrade AB, Fidelio Capital AB and AniCura AB. In the past, she worked as Analyst at Handelsbanken Capital Markets (2008) and as Vice President at Strategas Research Partners LLC, New York, the United States (2006–2008). She was also involved in investment research at ISI, International Strategy & Investment Group, New York (2005–2006). Ms. Martinson has completed a Master of Science Program at Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics).

Daniel Nodhall

Mr. Daniel Nodhall has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 11, 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee. He has been Managing Director, Head of Listed Core Investments at Investor AB. He has worked within Investor AB in various positions since 2002. He is Board Member of SAAB AB. Mr. Nodhall holds Master of Science degree from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics).

Annika Ogren

Ms. Annika Ogren has been Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Husqvarna Aktiebolag since 2006. She is Representative of the Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions.

Lars Pettersson

Mr. Lars Pettersson has been Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 10, 2014. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee. He holds Master of Science in Applied Physics, Material Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. He is also Hon. Doc. at Uppsala University. He is Board Member of Festo AG, AB Industrivarden, Indutrade AB and L E Lundbergforetagen AB. He is also Chairman of KP-Komponenter A/S. He was previously President and CEO of AB Sandvik (2002-2011) and held various positions within AB Sandvik (1978-2002).

Ulla Litzen

Ms. Ulla Litzen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Husqvarna AB since April 27, 2010. She is also Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee. Apart from her duties at Husqvarna, she serves on the Boards of Directors of AB Electrolux, Ratos AB, Alfa Laval AB and NCC AB. Ms. Litzen is a former President of W Capital Management AB (2001-2005). In the past, she held senior management positions and served as Member of the Management Group at Investor AB (1996-2001). She also has experience as Managing Director responsible for Core Holdings (1999-2000) and as President (1996-1998) from Investor Scandinavia AB. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Handelshogskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the United States of America.

Bertrand Neuschwander

Mr. Bertrand Neuschwander has been Independent Director at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since April 6, 2016. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee. He is Graduate engineer, Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon, France, and holds MBA from INSEAD. He is Chief Operating Officer, Groupe SEB, France. He also serves as Board Chair of SEB Alliance (Groupe SEB Corporate Venture), Board Chair of WMF Group Supervisory Board, Board member of Groupe SEB Denmark, Groupe SEB Finland, Groupe SEB Norway, Serge Ferrari Group SA, Tefal OBH Group AB and Zhejiang Supor Co., Ltd. He was previously Senior Executive Vice President for Business Units, Brands, Innovation & Strategy, Groupe SEB 2012– 2014, Senior Executive Vice President for Business Units Brands & Innovation, Groupe SEB 2010–2012, CEO, Devanlay/Lacoste 2004–2009, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Aubert Group 2001–2004.

Christine Robins

Ms. Christine Robins has been Independent Director at Husqvarna Aktiebolag since April 4, 2017. She holds BBA in Marketing and Finance, University of Wisconsin, Madison, US and MBA at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, US. She is President & CEO of Char-Broil LLC, Columbus, GA, US. She previously was President & CEO of BodyMedia, Pittsburgh, PA, US 2009-2014; President & CEO of Philips Oral Healthcare, Seattle, WA, US 2005-2009; Marketing and Finance positions within S.C. Johnson company 1988-2005.

Tobias Norrby