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Opening Doors at Electrolux North America HQ

Community leaders, company’s 450 Charlotte employees mark opening

Electrolux executives and employees, together with state, county and city officials, gathered today at Electrolux North America’s new headquarters in Charlotte to commemorate the company’s relocation to the city and officially celebrate the formal opening of the facility.

Electrolux Major Appliances North America President, Kevin Scott, expressed pride in company's new Charlotte headquarters

“It was just 11 months ago that we announced our decision to open our new North American headquarters in Charlotte,” said Kevin Scott, head of Electrolux Major Appliances North America, “And four months ago, the first employees from our Major Appliances and Professional Products sectors started working in this building.”

“Today, Electrolux North America in Charlotte is 450 people – both long-time residents and new Charlotteans – working in this great, repurposed facility.  It’s fair to say that we’ve accomplished a lot in a short time,” Mr. Scott said.  “We are still hiring, and we are on track to meet our projection of 738 employees in Charlotte within five years.”

North Carolina Governor, Bev Purdue, welcomes Electrolux to Charlotte
“Welcome, Electrolux,” says Governor Perdue

“Welcome, Electrolux, and thank you, again, for choosing the Queen City as your North America headquarters,” said North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, who attended the Opening Doors event. “Our business friendly climate, incredible people and strong education policies make North Carolina one of the best places to live and work.  We hope you will find success here and keep growing in North Carolina.”

In addition to Gov. Perdue and Mr. Scott, participants in the event included Electrolux Group President and CEO Hans Stråberg; Keith McLoughlin, who will become Electrolux CEO in January 2011; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx; and Mecklenburg County Commission Chair Jennifer Roberts.

Electrolux CEO, Hans Straberg, stressed the importance of the company's new combined North American headquarters

Mr. Stråberg said, “This move has been part of a company-wide strategy, based on a sharp customer focus and shared global strength.

“The Electrolux North America Headquarters supports our company’s objective to become a unified team, working toward common goals…to be ‘One Electrolux’ across all regions of the world.  Working together under one roof allows us to improve coordination and better serve the needs of our customers, our business and our shareholders, and we are already seeing early signs that the decision to become ‘One Electrolux’ was the right one for our North American businesses.”

Charlotte Mayor, Anthony Fox, stressed the benefits of locating in Charlotte

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said, “It is an honor to help celebrate the new home of Electrolux’s North American headquarters.  The company and its employees are a welcome addition to our community and we look forward to seeing Electrolux continue to grow and thrive in Charlotte.”

Other dignitaries attending the event included Bob Morgan, President, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Landon Wyatt, Chair, Charlotte Regional Partnership.

Current CEO Hans Straberg welcomes CEO designate, Keith McLaughlin to the podium
Current CEO, Hans Straberg, welcomes CEO Designate, Keith McLoughlin, to the podium.

Tom Vining presents Electrolux products at Grand Opening Event
Tom Vining presents Electrolux products at Grand Opening Event

About Electrolux North America Headquarters
The new headquarters, located at 10200 David Taylor Drive in the University Area of northeast Charlotte, already houses the company’s North American Major Appliances and Professional sectors, along with the Electrolux International team, which includes global licensing.

By the end of 2011, the Electrolux North American Floor Care sector and Group holding functions, such as Legal and Treasury, will also relocate to the Charlotte HQ.

The company is currently hiring to fill a variety of openings at the headquarters location.  Prospective employees can see the details of available openings at http://group.electrolux.com/apps/olm/ or by visiting the employment section of www.electroluxusa.com.

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