Board of directors

Joar Welde, Chairman

Mr. Welde is a partner in Viking Venture. Mr. Welde has extensive experience in M&A and business modelling and is an important resource for several of Viking Venture's portfolio companies. In addition, he has more than 15 years of experience from investing in software companies. Mr. Welde has a BBA from the Norwegian Business School and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Mr. Welde holds no shares in Mercell, but is an employee of Viking Venture AS, the manager of the Viking Venture funds, including the shareholders Viking Venture 16 AS, Viking Venture 16b AS and Viking Venture 16c AS, which in total holds approximately 28 % of the shares in Mercell.

Erik Fjellvær Hagen, Director

Mr. Hagen is the Managing Partner and founder of Viking Venture. He has over 30 years of experience in the software industry and his background brings a dynamic combination of strategic, operational and entrepreneurial experience to all portfolio companies of Viking Venture. Mr. Hagen has previously worked at McKinsey & Company, Netcom GSM ASA, Schibsted and Arthur Andersen. He has an MCS in Computer Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.

Mr. Hagen holds no shares in Mercell, but is an employee of Viking Venture AS, the manager of the Viking Venture funds, including the shareholders Viking Venture 16 AS, Viking Venture 16b AS and Viking Venture 16c AS, which in total holds approximately 28 % of the shares in Mercell.

Helge Nielsen, Director

Mr. Helge Nielsen received an MBA from the Norwegian Business School in 1975. Mr. Nielsen has more than 35 years of management background from different organizations in Norway and internationally. He serves as board member of various companies including Gaming Innovation Group that is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Mr. Nilsen holds 2 000 000 shares.

Inge Arne Støve, Director

Mr. Inge Støve has an MBA from the Norwegian Business School in 1977. Prior work experience is CEO of AS Bergens Skillingsbank from 1985 – 1992 and as regional director and Executive Vice President at Kreditkassen/ Nordea Bank Norge AS in the period 1992- 2009. Since 2009, Mr. Støve has been a non-executive board member and currently serves as Chairman of Landkreditt Bank AS (since 2012) and Skjoldnes Utvikling AS since 2010. In 2015, Mr. Støve participated in a training program for board members of listed companies.

Mr. Inge Støve holds 500 000 shares.

Bjørn-Thore Epland, Director

Mr. Epland is CFO in Myrlid AS. He has more than 20 years of experience within finance and administration in different companies. Mr Epland also has experience as a board member in several Norwegian companies. Mr Epland has a bachelor from the University of Bergen.

Mr. Epland holds no shares, and mr. Epland is CFO of Myrlid AS, which holds 11 206 878 shares in the Company.

Ole-Bjørn Gjerde, Director

Mr. Gjerde has lengthy experience from leading positions in a wide variety of companies, primarily within the industrial sector. He has been involved in financial consultancy and active ownership, in addition to holding several positions as a board representative. He holds an MSc (siviløkonom) and Authorised Financial Analyst (AFA) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Mr. Gjerde holds 2 010 000 shares in Mercell through Kvasshovd AS, a company in which he holds 60% of the shares.

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