External Advisor and New Board Members to Guide Future Growth
Dual Listing onto Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Planned
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – June 12, 2017 – Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON), the Optical Interactive Sensing Technology Company, today announced key initiatives made by the Board of Directors.
* Neonode has engaged an external advisor to assist with financial strategy and execution of the company’s growth plan
* The Board of Directors will propose adding two new members at Neonode’s annual meeting of stockholders planned for August
– Per Eriksson, CEO of NetEnt and previous CEO of Dell Nordic
– Asa Hedin, director of several Swedish high-tech companies
* Neonode is preparing for a dual listing of its common stock onto the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm
“Over the past several quarters, Neonode has invested in the new line of embedded sensor modules incorporating our zForce technology. The next step is to ensure we capitalize on our IP investments and leverage our strong client relationships. I am convinced that with the initiatives announced today, we are well positioned to further strengthen Neonode as a leading supplier of advanced sensor technology,” commented Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode.
To oversee the company’s future growth and add new capabilities, two experienced technology executives will be proposed by Neonode at its upcoming annual meeting of stockholders to join the Board of Directors:
Per Eriksson currently serves as the President and CEO of digital entertainment company NetEnt, listed in Stockholm. He has more than 26 years of experience with B2B sales in the IT industry. Prior to joining NetEnt, Per Eriksson served as the President and CEO of Dustin Group, and as head of Dell EMC for EMEA and CEO of Dell Nordic. Per Eriksson is not related to Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode.
Asa Hedin currently serves on the Board Directors of Tobii AB, Nolato AB, Immunova AB, Cellavision AB, Fingerprint Cards AB, and E. Ohman J:or Fonder AB. She also serves as an industrial advisor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers University of Technology. Ms. Hedin has held senior executive positions at companies such as Elekta, Gambro and Siemens Healthcare.
In addition, Neonode is preparing for a dual listing on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm in order to increase awareness and reach a new investor base in the Swedish market. Neonode will continue to maintain its existing listing of common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market in the United States.
Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON) develops and licenses optical interactive sensing technologies. Neonode’s patented optical interactive sensing technology is developed for a wide range of devices like automotive systems, printers, PC devices, monitors, mobile phones, tablets and e-readers.
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