Mr Torbjørn Andersen has been employed as head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations in Aker Yards. Andersen comes from a position as head of Corporate Communications in Aker Kværner.
Mr Tore Langballe, head of Corporate Communications and IR has accepted a position as SVP Corporate Communications in PGS ASA. He will be succeeded by Mr Torbjørn Andersen. Mr Andersen was head of Corporate Communications in Aker Kvaerner until 31 December 2007. Mr. Langballe has been with Aker Yards since 2004.
President & CEO Yrjö Julin says in a comment: "I am very pleased that a veteran in the field of Communications has decided to join Aker Yards. We look forward to Torbjørn joining our team. I would like at the same time to take the opportunity to thank Mr Langballe for his excellent work in Aker Yards."
For further information, please contact:
Tore Langballe, Senior Vice President, Communications & IR, phone +47 90 77 78 41
Torbjørn Andersen, phone: +47 92 88 55 42
Aker Yards ASA (www.akeryards.com) is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 18 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Ukraine and Vietnam. Aker Yards has approximately 21 000 employees.