Company Announcement:

Vestas' Board of Directors to nominate Helle Thorning-Schmidt as new member of the Board

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Aarhus, 11 January 2019
Company announcement No. 02/2019

The Board of Directors of Vestas Wind Systems A/S is pleased to announce that Mrs. Helle Thorning-Schmidt has agreed to be nominated as a member of the Vestas Board of Directors for election at the Annual General Meeting on 3 April 2019.

The election of Helle Thorning-Schmidt will follow Vestas’ standard rules for election of new members to the Board, ref. Vestas Wind Systems A/S Articles of association.

In Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Vestas has found a strong candidate who has the core competencies for the work of the Board and with her experience can support Vestas becoming the global leader in sustainable energy. Helle Thorning-Schmidt shares Vestas’ aspiration to meet the growing global energy needs sustainably and address climate change by making the existing energy system sustainable, and she will provide extensive insights into the political conditions around government-regulated industries such as the energy industry, as well as a global network and experience from managing complex organisations.
Extended biography for the proposed candidate can be found on page two.

Full information on proposed members of the Board of Directors will be provided in the notice convening the Annual General Meeting, which will be disclosed on 27 February 2019.

Contact details

For investor and analyst inquiries:
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark
Patrik Setterberg, Vice President,                         
Investor Relations                                                
Tel: +45 6122 1913

For media inquiries:
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark
Anders Riis, Director
Tel: +45 4181 3922