Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Press Release

Continued growth prompts further investment in American market.

Hatteland Display, the world leading supplier of marine displays, computers and panel computers has appointed David Hawthorne as
General Manager of its American operations. The appointment comes as Hatteland Display’s global growth continues in the wake of
the introduction of new Naval displays, upgraded Series 1 displays and the 2006 launch of the sophisticated Series 2 product family.

  David, who is based in San Diego, California, joined Hatteland Display on 23rd October 2007,
  from his position as Business Development Manager at L-3 Communications RCCS Division.
  Previous to this, he spent time as a Sales Manager for Barco and has a total of 15 years experience
  as an Electrical Engineer at major U.S. defense contractors including Loral and Lockheed Martin.
  These previous roles have given him vast experience in the military market that will be put to
  good use as the General Manager for Hatteland Display in the USA.

“The demand for Mil tested marine displays, computers and panel computers is currently very strong, with real opportunities to
leverage our already competitive position we have in this sector,”
said David. “With such a strong customer base already in place,
we are confident that with the right focus on products and the expertise that Hatteland Display brings to the market, we can continue
to grow our Naval business.”

Hatteland Displays military products are qualified to MIL-S-901D, MIL-STD-461E and MIL-STD-167 standards. The company can
support high-volume production, has a worldwide logistics support network, and can offer custom products and solutions.

Two new Naval Displays (NMD) were introduced to the market in June 2007. Hatteland Display offers 19” and 20” versions of the
NMD, which can both fit into a standard 19” rack mount unit. Installation flexibility is taken further by the inclusion of a standard
bezel, which can be easily adapted to suit customer needs and bonding technology ensures improved strength and picture clarity.

“Systems integrators and shipbuilders already understand that Hatteland NMDs are ideal for Naval use. The continuing technology
development and a focus on being the price leader for military displays are just two of the reasons why I am excited about joining
Hatteland Display at this time,”
concludes David.

--- Contact Details ---
David Hawthorne
General Manager USA

Hatteland Display INC
8778 Cayucos Way
San Diego, CA 92129

Direct Phone: +1 407 562 1677
Fax:+1 407 562 1777


--- About Hatteland Display ---
Hatteland Display manufactures high quality marine monitors and computers. Its products are used by system integrators and can be
found on all vessel types, all over the world. The company prides itself on quality, and boasts multiple Type Approvals across all of its
products. Hatteland Display was purchased by Ferd Private Equity Fund II on 27 March 2007.

Media enquiries:

Götz Vogelmann, Marketing Director
Hatteland Display
Tel: +49 (0) 6102 370 954 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Fax: +49 (0) 6102 370 968
Email: goetz.vogelmann@hatteland.com


Saul Trewern, Technical Account Manager
Saltwater Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 672221
Email: saul.trewern@saltwatercoms.com

For further questions, please contact our sales offices or head office: jhd-no@hatteland.com


Hatteland Display AS
Åmsosen, N-5578 Nedre Vats, Norway
Tel: +47 5276 3700, Fax: +47 5276 5444 (Head Office)