“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Balle as new Chief Financial Officer of TORM. I believe that Kim through his background in the financial sector and managerial experience across various industries will be a strong contributor to the One TORM platform,” says Jacob Meldgaard.
Kim Balle has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TORM A/S. Kim has a background from the financial sector where he most recently held a position as Head of Corporate Banking in Danske Bank. In addition, Kim has been Group CFO in DLG, and currently Kim holds a position as Group CFO in the private equity-owned CASA A/S.
“I look forward to joining the team at TORM and to continuing the work on maintaining a strong financial platform that secures strategic flexibility for TORM,” says Kim Balle.
Kim Balle will take up the position as CFO of TORM no later than 1 December 2019 and will replace Christian Søgaard-Christensen (c.f. announcement no. 19 of 14 December 2018).
Kim will participate in TORM’s Long-Term Incentive Program with a grant of 127,600 Restricted Share Units (RSUs) in 2019.
|Jacob Meldgaard, Executive Director, tel.: +45 3917 9200||Birchin Court, 20 Birchin Lane|
|Morten Agdrup, IR, tel.: +45 3917 9249||London, EC3V 9DU, United Kingdom|
|Tel.: +44 203 713 4560|
TORM is one of the world’s leading carriers of refined oil products. The Company operates a fleet of approximately 80 modern vessels with a strong commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and customer service. TORM was founded in 1889. The Company conducts business worldwide. TORM’s shares are listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen and NASDAQ New York (tickers:TRMD A and TRMD). For further information, please visit www.torm.com.
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Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of the world economy and currencies, changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand for “ton miles” of oil carried by oil tankers, the effect of changes in OPEC’s petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry-docking, changes in TORM’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in the regulation of shipping operations, including requirements for double hull tankers or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, political events or acts by terrorists.
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