Mydland resigns from SAS job

Lars Mydland has decided to resign as Accountable Manager for Scandinavian
Airlines and as head for Scandinavian Operations Management.Lars
Mydland has been manager of SOM since 2001 and came to SOM from a position
as president of SAS Flight Academy AB.

Deputy CEO John S. Dueholm, who is the person in SAS Group management
responsible for the Scandinavian Airlines business area, will take over
responsibility as Accountable Manager for Scandinavian Airlines.

“We have gone through a long, important and demanding period in recent
years to guarantee SAS’s future. We are now starting en equally important
period with Strategy 2011. I feel that this is the right time for me to
take on other challenges. After consultation with Mats Jansson, I have
therefore decided to resign from my position effective on August 17. I wish
to thank all my fantastic colleagues and co-workers for many positive years
and wish them all luck in creating a financially stable and strong SAS,”
says Lars Mydland.

“I wish to thank Lars Mydland for his valuable contributions to the SAS
Group, particularly in the area of flight safety in our operational
organization, but also in building up SAS Flight Academy to a leading-edge
company in the area of training for flight personnel,” says Mats Jansson,
President and CEO of SAS.

John S. Dueholm comments: “Lars Mydland has provided a significant and
dedicated contribution to the successful restructuring that SAS has
completed in recent years. He has made the SOM organization more efficient
and more focused in order to enable it to handle the challenges ahead.”


Tomas Linden, who is currently Nominated Postholder Ground Operations
within SOM, has been appointed as the acting head of Scandinavian
Operations Management.