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Gunn Wærsted Voted as new Chair of the Board of Telenor ASA

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The Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA announces that it has chosen Gunn Wærsted as Chair of the Board of Directors.

“The Nomination Committee has conducted a thorough assessment of potential candidates for the role as Chair of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA. Gunn Wærsted’s solid management and board competencies and strategic experience will contribute to further develop Telenor as one of the world’s leading mobile operators”, said Anders Skjævestad, Chair of the Corporate Assembly and of the Nomination Committee.

In her professional tenure, Gunn has positioned in numeral senior executive positions within banking and insurance, among these are positions as CEO of SpareBank 1 Gruppen and the SpareBank 1 Alliansen, Group Executive Vice President of DNB and CEO of Vital Forsikring.

Wærsted is Chair of the Board of Petoro and has previously been a board member of Statoil, Statkraft and Ferd Holding. Wærsted holds a Master of Business and Administration (siviløkonom) from BI Norwegian Business School.

Wærsted will assume her position on 14 January 2016.

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