Mats H Olsson named head of China & North East Asia; Angel Ruiz named head of North America

February 8, 2010

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STOCKHOLM -- Hans Vestberg, Ericsson's (NASDAQ:ERIC) President and CEO, has appointed two regional heads as members of the Executive Leadership Team. These are representing Ericsson's largest markets, namely North America and China and North East Asia.

Hans Vestberg said: "Angel and Mats have been instrumental in further growing our market share in North America and China. They add important customer and market insights to the Executive Leadership Team. In addition, the executive team is now more diversified and we have secured more customer focus to our short as well as long-term strategic discussions. I am confident that we have the strongest leadership team in the industry and Ericsson will be a powerful player also in this new decade."

Mats H Olsson began his career at Ericsson in 1982. He was posted in Asia in 1984 where he founded Ericsson's wholly-owned offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Indonesia, respectively. During his career in Asia, Mats has been president of Ericsson's operations in Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia. In 2004, he was appointed president of Ericsson Greater China with overall responsibility for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, leading a regional team of more than 9,000 employees. Mats H Olsson was born 1954 and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Angel Ruiz joined Ericsson in 1990 and has held a variety of sales and managerial positions within the company, including heading up the global account teams for Cingular/SBC/BellSouth (now AT&T). He was also involved in project and product management and worked in customer support assignments in Mexico, Venezuela and Sweden. Before joining Ericsson, Angel Ruiz held various positions with Sprint, AT&T and Bell Atlantic. In 2001, he was appointed president of Ericsson North America. Ericsson has, after the acquisition of Nortel's CDMA and LTE operations as well as the services agreement with Sprint, 14,000 skilled employees in North America. Angel Ruiz was born in 1956 and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree in management science and information systems from John Hopkins University.

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

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