CEO Jansen resigns from SAS Braathens

Petter Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of SAS Braathens, the Norwegian company within Scandinavian Airlines Businesses, will leave his position.He and the Board of the company have different views on a number of vital issues concerning the conpany’s future strategies.

SAS Braathens has produced good earnings, while implementing an arduous restructuring and merger process.. “Petter has done a good job at SAS Braathens,” says John S. Dueholm, Chairman of the company Board.

“However, he and the Board do not share the same views on the desired strategic development. We have consequently agreed to part.” “The merger between SAS and Braathens has been completed and a new strategy for the coming years is being developed. Since we do not agree on these issues, it is natural that we part,” says Petter Jansen. “I abide by the basic rules of business and leave my position.” Petter Jansen will leave his position on 12 June 2006. Johnny Skoglund has been appointed acting CEO.