David Bermingham to head Swissport Cargo in the U.K.

Zurich, 19th June 2012 - Swissport International, the world’s leading aviation services group, has appointed David Bermingham as its new CEO Cargo for the United Kingdom. He will assume his duties on 20th June, bringing more than 25 years of international logistics and transport industry experience to the role.

David spent 17 years with TNT working in different management positions within their supply chain services (which became Ceva Logistics) and was then Managing Director, UK for TDG Logistics responsible for the contract logistics and transportation divisions. His latest position was as an interim Divisional Managing Director with TNT Post UK developing their e-commerce supply chain strategy.

With his appointment to Swissport Cargo Services, David Bermingham will continue the turn-around process of Swissport Cargo in the U.K. with additional focus on service quality and customer satisfaction.

John Batten, Swissport’s Executive Vice President Global Cargo, commented: “The Management team at Swissport Cargo Services in the European region has performed a fantastic turnaround in recent years, significantly improving the overall quality of our products and as a result gaining new business from airline customers. We need to see the same progress in the U.K. and with his proven skills and experience in the logistics industries, I am very pleased to have David join the Swissport Cargo team and look forward to building on this sound foundation with his leadership.”

Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 108 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 350,000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 35,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 187 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion in 2011. www.swissport.com