Oslo, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Stock Exchange Notification

Blom's many exciting business opportunities call for higher competence and a strengthened organisation on all levels. The Board of Directors of Blom has therefore appointed Håkon Jacobsen as new CEO/Managing Director in Blom effective 25th of March 2008. From the same date Dirk Blaauw will
take over as Chairman of the Board. The present Chairman of the Board, Per Kyllingstad, will continue as member of the board.
Håkon Jacobsen is 45 years old and holds a graduate engineer degree from NTH, Trondheim, Norway. He has the last 20 years hold a numerous operative and
administrative top positions in Accenture both nationally and internationally. Jacobsen become a partner in Accenture in 2000 and from in May 2006
was appointed as Managing Director for communication and High Tech for Asia and the Pacific.

Håkon Jacobsen's international experience, especially within the IT/Telecom business at top management level, will strengthen the management of the Group
especially in its focus in establishing unique databases and development of application for navigation and other location based services related to the internet and handhold mobile units.

For further information please contact:

CEO, Mr. Dirk Blaauw, on tel. +47 22 13 19 23 or

CFO Jan Erik Braathen on tel. +47 22 13 19 24.

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