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SCA hires new general counsel

August 27, 2012

Mikael Schmidt, who previously served as SCA’s head of Legal Affairs in Brussels for the Packaging operation, replaces Anders Nyberg.

Swedish hygiene company SCA has appointed a new general counsel to replace current counsel, Anders Nyberg, who is leaving the company for a new position as executive vice president in charge of corporate governance and legal affairs for AB Industrivärden.

"Anders Nyberg has served for SCA for 24 years in a wide range of senior positions," says Jan Johansson, president and CEO of SCA. "With his solid background in the legal profession, experience in international business and partners, he has contributed valuable experience, professionalism and knowledge to our company. I wish him the best in his new assignment. His successor, Mikael Schmidt, has an extensive and wide record of experience in international business and firm knowledge about our business."

Schmidt, 52, joined the SCA Group in 1992 and served most recently as head of Legal Affairs in Brussels for the Packaging operation, which was recently divested.

In his role as general counsel, Schmidt will be a member of SCA's corporate senior management team and will report to the CEO. The appointments take effect on October 1, 2012.

SCA is a global hygiene and forest company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales are conducted in some 100 countries. SCA has many well-known brands, including the global brands TENA and Tork. Sales in 2011 amounted to SEK 106 billion (EUR 11.7 billion). SCA has approximately 37,000 employees.