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Press release 2015-01-12

Alex Myers appointed new President and CEO of the Getinge Group

The Board of Directors of Getinge AB has decided to appoint Alex Myers as new President and CEO of the Getinge Group. Alex Myers will succeed Johan Malmquist, who has informed the Board of Directors that he wants to resign from his assignment.

Alex Myers will assume his new position as President and CEO of the Getinge Group in connection with the Annual General Meeting on March 25 2015.

After 26 years at Getinge, of which 18 years as President and CEO, Johan Malmquist has informed Getinge’s Board of Directors that he wants to resign from his assignment. Johan Malmquist will continue to contribute to the Group as an advisor to the Board of Directors and the new President and CEO, up until the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

Getinge’s Chairman of the Board, Carl Bennet, comments: "Under the leadership of Johan Malmquist Getinge has developed into a global medical device company with world leading positions in a number of areas. This is a successful and long term industrial performance for which we are most grateful"

Alex Myers is currently President and CEO of Hilding Anders, a global leader within the bedding industry with a turnover of about SEK 9 billion and 8 000 employees in 30 countries.

Alex Myers has previous experience from the Getinge Group as CEO for ArjoHuntleigh and Executive Vice President for the Extended Care Business Area during 2009 – 2013. Prior to this, Alex Myers was a member of the Carlsberg’s Group Executive Management Team for 10 years, of which the last 5 years he held the position as Head of the Western European markets.

“I am very pleased that Alex Myers returns to the Getinge Group in the capacity of President and CEO. Alex Myers has a good knowledge of the healthcare industry and an extensive international experience. He is well qualified to lead the Getinge Group for the future, to tackle our challenges and to continue to develop our world leading positions” concludes Carl Bennet

“I am very proud and happy to return to the Getinge Group. It’s an honor and a great challenge to get the opportunity to lead the Getinge Group”, says Alex Myers

“The decision to resign from the position as President & CEO of Getinge Group has not in any way been easy, says Johan Malmquist. However, the timing is right and I am happy that the Board of Directors has appointed Alex Myers as my successor. From my experience of working with Alex I know that he is a competent and appreciated leader and I wish him all the best.

For further information please contact:
Kornelia Rasmussen
Group Communications Director
Phone: +46 10 335 58 10

The Getinge Group is a global leading medical technology company that operates in the areas of surgery, intensive care, infection control, care ergonomics and wound care. The Group is divided into three business areas: Medical Systems, Extended Care and Infection Control and opera