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Chairman Ole Andersen has passed away

June 2, 2020 at 5:53 AM EDT

It is with great sadness that Bang & Olufsen a/s has received the news that the company's chairman, Ole Andersen, has passed away today 2 June.

Our deepest thoughts and sympathies are with Ole Andersen's family during this difficult time.

The company's deputy chairman, Juha Christensen, will be appointed
interim chairman, until the Board has had the opportunity to constitute.

CEO, Kristian Teär, and interim chairman, Juha Christensen, says:

"It is with great sadness that we have received the news of Ole passing away. It has been a privilege to work with Ole and we thank him for his great contribution to Bang & Olufsen over the years. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Ole's family and friends in this very difficult time.”    

Bang & Olufsen will hold the extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday, 3 June, as planned, and will also proceed with the company’s plan to initiate a rights issue subject to obtaining the required approvals at the general meeting.

Bang & Olufsen a/s

Board of Directors

For more information, please contact:
Jens Gamborg
Head of Group Communications
Phone: +45 2496 9371

Martin Raasch Egenhardt
Director, Investor Relations
Phone: +45 5370 7439



Investor contact

Cristina Rønde Hefting
Head of Investor Relations
Major Shareholder Announcements should be sent directly to

Press contact

Marie Elbæk
Global communications
+45 60 21 25 42

Other enquiries

For all non-PR or non-IR related enquiries, e.g. advertising and HR related questions,
please contact Bang & Olufsen’s main office at:
+45 9684 1122