Acting CEO and Director Group Operations Canada, Scotland & Others, Thomas Farstad, has
decided to leave Marine Harvest ASA to join Aker Seafoods ASA as CEO.
Farstad has been working with Marine Harvest since 2003. He has been part of the
management team of the former Fjord Seafood (now integrated in the group) and Marine
Harvest. During his career with the company, he has been vital in turning around Fjord
Seafood and has successfully managed improvement programs in several operating units,
including Fjord Seafood Norway and Marine Harvest’s operations in Canada, Scotland and
“We are grateful for Farstad’s important contributions to Marine Harvest during these
years”, says Chairman Ole-Eirik Lerøy. “He has delivered strong results and a
willingness to take on increased responsibility and challenges. We wish him the best of
luck when he takes up his new position in Aker Seafoods ASA”.
Farstad will continue as Acting CEO of Marine Harvest ASA until July 19th when the new
CEO, Alf-Helge Aarskog takes up his position. Mr. Aarskog was appointed CEO on 30th of
March 2009, and joins Marine Harvest from the position as CEO at Lerøy Seafood Group.
Farstad will leave Marine Harvest later this year.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian
Securities Trading Act)