REC ASA - Mikkel T�rud appointed new Investor Relations Officer

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Sandvika, December 18, 2009; Mikkel T�rud has from January 1, 2010, been appointed Vice President & Investor Relations Officer, reporting to EVP & CFO Bj�rn Brenna.

T�rud joined REC October 1, 2007 and comes from the position as Director Business Development in REC Solar AS. He has recently been involved in the wafer division with sales contracts, establishment of REC Systems and provided analysis of PV market & industry trends for REC Group management. Before joining REC, T�rud worked as Commercial Advisor for BP Norway and several years as Management Consultant for PA Consulting Group. T�rud holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

Mikkel T�rud replaces Jon Andre L�kke who has been SVP & Investor Relations Officer since 2006. L�kke will assist in the transition period.

For further information, please contact:

CFO Bj�rn Brenna, tel: +47�900 43�186

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