The Nomination Committee’s Proposal for the Board of Directors’ Composition in Clas Ohlson

INSJÖN, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Before the Clas Ohlson AB (STO:CLASB) Annual General Meeting on Saturday
10 September 2016, the Nomination Committee today announces its proposal
for the Board of Directors’ composition.

The Board of Directors shall consist of eight members.

The Nomination Committee proposes re-election of the Board members Klas
Balkow, Kenneth Bengtsson, Mathias Haid, Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Cecilia
Marlow, Göran Näsholm and Göran Sundström. The Nomination Committee
proposes that Ros-Marie Grusén be elected as a new Board member. The
Nomination Committee proposes that Kenneth Bengtsson be re-elected
Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Katarina Sjögren-Petrini has announced that after three years as a
Member of the Board, she will not be standing for re-election.

Ros-Marie Grusén, born 1971, is the CEO for Norsk Medisinaldepot
AS/VitusApotek/Ditt Apotek since June 2015. Ros-Marie Grusén has
previously been the CEO for Admenta Sweden AB/LloydsApotek, CEO for
Plantagen Sverige AB and had a number of positions within IKEA. She is a
Member of the Board in Besqab AB and in Granngården AB.

The Nomination Committee consists of:

· Kenneth Bengtsson, Chairman of the Board of Clas Ohlson AB

· Jonas Bergh (Chairman of the Nomination Committee), representative of
the Haid family

· Göran Sundström, representative of the Tidstrand family

· Erik Durhan, Nordea Investment Funds

· Ricard Wennerklint, If Skadeförsäkring AB

The Nomination Committee’s work complies with the requirements as set
forth in the Swedish Corporate Governance Code. For more information of
respective Board member, please see

Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in
Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the
small everyday practical problems, in six countries via its over 200
stores and online. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable
products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia
and Leisure. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of
over 7.5 billion SEK and more than 4,700 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at

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Clas Ohlson
Jonas Bergh, Chairman of the Nomination Committee
+46 722 33 04 01