3/5/1999 10:40 

As of 1 May 1999 Carlsberg A/S has appointed Nils Smedegaard Andersen, CEO, 40, as Group Managing Director and member of Carlsberg A/S' Executive Board.

Nils Smedegaard Andersen will be responsible for Carlsberg's beer and soft drink activities in Northern Europe, including the Baltic States. Carlsberg's activities in Denmark will continue under the management of the Executive Board in co-operation with the division management.

Nils Smedegaard Andersen joins Carlsberg from a position as Managing Director of the Swiss company HERO (annual turnover approx. DKK 7.5 billion within fruit based foods and beverages). He was previously employed by Carlsberg A/S (from 1983 to 1997) - most recently as Managing Director of Carlsberg's brewery in Germany.

In future, Carlsberg's Executive Board will consist of Mr Flemming Lindeløv, President and Group CEO, Mr Michael C. Iuul, Group Managing Director, Mr Walther Paulsen, Group Managing Director, and as of 1 May 1999 Mr Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Group Managing Director.