Hans Linnarson, acting CEO and President of Husqvarna, has been appointed CEO and President of the company.

"We are very pleased with Hans' work as acting CEO and President for Husqvarna and the Board of Directors has full confidence in his abilities to lead the Husqvarna Group", says Lars Westerberg, Chairman of the Board.

"After a thorough search process initiated during the summer, Husqvarna's Board concluded that Hans Linnarson would be the best CEO and President to manage the company in the current environment", adds Westerberg.

"I am deeply committed to the company and to continue the work I started in June. Husqvarna is a great company, with excellent people and products and I am proud to have been chosen for the job", says Hans Linnarson.

The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and professional users. The Group's products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 32 billion, and the average number of employees was approximately 15,000.