Effective July 1, 2013, Peter Laurin is appointed Head of Ericsson’s Global Customer Unit Vodafone, reporting to Head of Region Western & Central Europe, Anders Runevad.

Peter will be a member of the region’s leadership team as well as a member of Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team.

Peter Laurin joined Ericsson 12 years ago and has worked in various executive roles and has broad experience from different areas of the company. Since 2010 he has been Head of Customer Unit T-Mobile in Region North America,

"I welcome Peter to the Global Leadership Team and his role in the Vodafone Global Customer Unit," says President and CEO Hans Vestberg. "He has a wide experience from many different parts of Ericsson and our operations across the world. This will be an important part in supporting Vodafone in reaching their goals."

Laurin also has strong ties to Ericsson’s Services business as well as Support Solutions business, having been responsible for Managed Services in Western Europe and globally responsible for Managed Services Hosting. Laurin also previously headed up the Business Unit Support Solutions business in North America.

Peter Laurin succeeds Torbjörn Possne who will retire from Ericsson at the end of the year.

"Torbjörn has been a key player in building Ericsson’s success for more than 30 years. With his strong business acumen and experience from a range of senior positions in the company, Torbjörn has been a highly appreciated member of the global leadership team. I wish him all the best as he retires from an operational role," Vestberg said.

A successor Peter Laurin in his current role will be announced separately.

Notes to editors

Download high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video at www.ericsson.com/press.

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.

We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 the company’s net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.





For further information, please contact

Ericsson Corporate Public & Media Relations

Phone: +46 10 719 69 92

E-mail: media.relations@ericsson.com

Ericsson Investor Relations

Phone: +46 10 719 00 00

E-mail: investor.relations@ericsson.com