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Pernilla Oldmark appointed as EVP People & Culture at Axel Johnson

Pernilla Oldmark joins as EVP People & Culture at Axel Johnson in mid-March, with the task of continuing to ensure that the group's companies are leading in talent development and are a strong force for increased diversity and inclusion in Swedish business industry.

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Axelerate new partner to Beredskapslyftet and F1RST

Axel Johnson's central business area for diversity and inclusion, Axelerate, begins the year by entering two new partnerships. One with the non-profit organization Beredskapslyftet and one with F1RST. Both of these partnerships are aimed at harnessing the power of business through various initiatives to promote inclusion and utilize human ambition and capability.

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FoodBridge invests in The Mediterranean Food Lab – flavour in focus

FoodBridge - Axel Johnson's platform for investments in early-stage foodtech companies – invested in another company this fall. The name of the company is The Mediterranean Food Lab (MFL) and they develop pioneering flavour ingredients for meat substitutes and meat-flavoured products through fermentation.

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Thomas Ekman New CEO of Axel Johnson

Thomas Ekman takes up his role as CEO of Axel Johnson today, a transition that was announced in October 2022. Thomas most recently served as the CEO of Dustin Group, succeeding Mia Brunell Livfors, who has been CEO of Axel Johnson since 2015.

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Axel Johnson’s sale of KICKS Group completed

Axel Johnson announced at the end of June the sale of KICKS Group to the Danish company Matas. The deal has now been finalized. With this transaction, Matas, KICKS, and Skincity create Northern Europe's strongest beauty group.

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Axel Johnson completes the public offer to the shareholders in Dustin and terminates the acceptance period

Axel Johnson AB, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, AxMedia AB (”Axel Johnson”), on 29 June 2023 announced a mandatory public offer to the shareholders of Dustin Group AB (publ) (“Dustin”) to transfer all of their shares at a price of SEK 28.50 in cash per share (the “Offer”). The ordinary shares in Dustin are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap. An offer document regarding the Offer was published on 30 June 2023 and supplemented on 13 July 2023.

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