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Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA Chairman of the Board resigns following Annual General Assembly in May

Press release   •   Mar 18, 2019 15:34 UTC

Bjørn H. Kise has notified the election committee that he will resign as Chairman of the Board of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 7, 2019. The election committee has now started working on identifying new candidates for the position as Chairman of the Board. Kise has been a member of the Board of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA since 1993 and as Chairman since 2010.

“The decision to resign from the Board of Norwegian is mine. It has not been an easy decision, but after 25 years on the board, many of which as Chairman, I am confident that this is the right decision. I have now reached an age where it is time to make room for new forces. This is also in line with my discussions with the election committee ahead of the AGM for 2018,” said Kise. 

Norwegian is a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is the world's fifth largest low-cost airline operating 500 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean, the U.S and South America. In 2018, Norwegian carried around 37 million passengers. Norwegian has almost 11,000 employees and a modern, more environmentally friendly fleet of more than 170 aircraft with an average age of 3.8 years. Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for six consecutive years from 2013-2018, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for four consecutive years from 2015-2018 at SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

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