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New head of corporate communicatons

April 22, 2002, 01:00 CEST

Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen has been appointed senior vice president of corporate communications in Norsk Hydro, with responsibility for external and internal corporate communications and visual identity.

Ditlev-Simonsen (38) was previously information director in IBM Norway and IBM Scandinavia, and has led IBM's corporate communications activities within one of the company's focus areas in Europe. She has also worked as an information advisor and journalist, and for a period was executive vice president in the Norwegian State Railways parent company NSB BA. Her current position is senior consultant in the recruitment company Futurestep Norway AS.

Cecilie Ditlev-Simonsen also has experience in politics, both as a leader of the city council secretariat in Oslo municipality and as a member of the Oslo city council. She studied at Northwestern University in the US.

She will report to CEO Eivind Reiten, and will take up her new post in October 2002. Until then, senior vice president Tor Steinum will continue to function as head of Hydro's corporate communications staff and later he will continue to have responsibility within the staff for Hydro's relations with Norwegian and international media.