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Swissport International appoints new EVP for Business Development

Zurich, 20th July, 2011 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roman Hermann as the company’s new Executive Vice President for Business Development effective 1st October, 2011.

Roman joins Swissport from ABB Asea Brown Boveri, where he has been managing Mergers & Acquisitions projects since more than three years, within the company’s Corporate Development department. Prior to that he was Head of Valuations at KPMG Switzerland.

As Executive Vice President for Business Development, Roman will report directly to the President and CEO and will become a member of the Group Executive Management, responsible for M&A and business planning.

Per H. Utnegaard, President and CEO of Swissport International, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Roman to the Swissport group, he will play a key role in the expansion and development of Swissport. He is joining the world’s leading aviation services group, and he brings an excellent track record from other world-leading international companies. We are excited about the knowledge, skills and experience that he will bring to Swissport.”

Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 100 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 360,000 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 180 stations in 36 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of EUR 1.5 billion in 2010. www.swissport.com

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