AutoStore appoints Mats Hovland Vikse as new CEO

Nedre Vats, Norway (November 17, 2022) – AutoStore Holdings Ltd. (AutoStore, OSE: AUTO) today announced the appointment of current Chief Revenue Officer Mats Hovland Vikse as CEO, effective January 1, 2023. Current CEO Karl Johan Lier will retire as part of an orderly and planned transition. Lier will be employed in AutoStore until March 2023.

Under Lier’s leadership as CEO and Hovland Vikse’s tenure as CRO, AutoStore reached over 1,000 systems sold in 46 countries, with over 42,000 robots presenting an impressive ~5 billion bins.

“Mats is a key figure behind AutoStore’s growth,” said Co-Chairman Jim Carlisle. “Both the Board and Karl Johan agree that his demonstrated strategic leadership, relentless focus on commercialization and deep internal support make him the clear choice for the role.”

“We are well positioned for continued strong growth with outstanding margins given our product capabilities, distribution network and business model,” Hovland Vikse commented. “I am honored by the opportunity and have unwavering confidence in the future of AutoStore,” he continued.

“It has been a privilege to lead AutoStore from the outset and see the products and company grow as it has through great people, culture and passion. I’m very pleased to leave the CEO role in Mats’ capable hands as he has been an outstanding contributor to the AutoStore journey from his first day with the company five years ago”, CEO Karl Johan Lier said.

“We would like to thank Karl Johan for his leadership,” Carlisle added. “Karl Johan has been pivotal to the company’s success, and we wish him the very best in retirement.”

For further information, please contact:

Hansine Korslien Lyngøy, VP Communications, +47 482 48 642

[email protected]

Hiva Ghiri, VP Investor Relations, +47 958 66 790

[email protected]

About AutoStore

AutoStore, founded in 1996, is a robot technology company that invented and continues to pioneer Cube Storage Automation – the densest product/inventory storage solution. The company aims to marry software and hardware with human abilities to create the future of warehousing. AutoStore is a global company with more than 1,000 systems installed in 46 countries and in a wide range of industries. All sales are designed, installed and serviced by a network of qualified system integrators. The company headquarters is in Nedre Vats, Norway, with offices in Oslo (Norway), the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore.

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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