Press release

Christian W. Berg appointed CEO of Viking Supply Ships AB

(which after shareholders’ decision at the Annual General Meeting held yesterday 9 April, 2015 is under name change from Rederi AB Transatlantic)

The Board of Viking Supply Ships AB (under name change from Rederi AB Transatlantic) has decided to appoint Christian W. Berg as CEO of the company with immediate effect. Christian will in parallel continue as head of the Viking Supply Ships business area just as today.

Christian W. Berg is born 1968 and has since 2011 been head of the business area Viking Supply Ships, coming previously from Chief Commercial Officer in Siem Offshore (2008-2011) which is a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. From 1999 to 2008, Christian has had various leading positions at several companies, such as Promarine Ltd and Promarine AS, NavTech AS in Egersund and Horizon Mobile Communications in Singapore. Christian has had various board engagements within the scope of his employments. From 1988-1996 Christian has been seaborne within the offshore industry at Bergesen and the Norwegian Navy. Christian holds a degree from Vestfold University College (1992-1994), Horten, Norway and has studied at the Norwegian Navy Academy (1989-1990) in Horten, Norway.

The focus within the TransAtlantic business area (previously Industrial Shipping) is still on the strategy to build a profitable RoRo- and Container Feeder business. Heléne Mellquist remains as CEO of TransAtlantic AB.

For further information, please contact:
Christian W. Berg, CEO, Viking Supply Ships AB (u.n.f. Rederi AB Transatlantic), ph. +45 41 77 83 80.

Tom Ruud, resigning CEO of Viking Supply Ships AB (u.n.f. Rederi AB Transatlantic) ph. +47 23 11 70 00.

Viking Supply Ships AB (under name change from Rederi AB TransAtlantic) is a leading Swedish shipping company with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and additional offices in Europe. The company is organized into two business areas: TransAtlantic and Viking Supply Ships. The company has about 800 employees and the turnover in 2014 was MSEK 3,190. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm, Small Cap segment.

Viking Supply Ships AB (under name change from Rederi AB TransAtlantic) is obliged to make this information public according to the Financial Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw: lagen om värdepappersmarknaden and lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). The information was submitted for publication on April 10, 2015 at 08:30 a.m.


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