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Swissport International promotes Nils Pries Knudsen to Executive Vice President Global Cargo Services

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the promotion of Nils Pries Knudsen to Executive Vice President Global Cargo Services with immediate effect. He will continue to directly report to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO Swissport International.

Nils Pries Knudsen joined Swissport International in January 2009 and has since been instrumental in taking the Cargo Division forward to become a global leader, most recently in the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Global Cargo Services. With his promotion to Executive Vice President, Nils P. Knudsen is becoming a member of Swissport International´s Group Executive Management (GEM).

With 4.1 million tonnes of air cargo being handled per year, the Cargo division is the second largest service besides Ground Handling within the Swissport group.

“Nils Pries Knudsen has great air cargo industry experience to bring Swissport´s Cargo business continuously forward and to drive our overall growth strategy”, commented Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO Swissport International.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 224 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 700 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of more than 58,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 265 stations in 45 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com

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