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Lennart Freeman

Lennart R. Freeman


LENNART R. FREEMAN, worked with Swedish Match AB, a Swedish producer and global distributor of smokeless tobacco products (“Swedish Match”), for over 30 years, serving in various executive roles of increasing responsibility, including as Executive Vice President of Swedish Match, President and Chief Executive Officer of its North American Division and as President of its International Division. Under his leadership, the North American Division tripled its sales and operating income and the International Division successfully completed a major restructuring, resulting in the sale of the South African business to Philip Morris International in 2009 and the merger of the Cigar and Pipe Tobacco business with Scandinavian Tobacco Group in 2010, creating the second largest cigar company in the world. Earlier in his career at Swedish Match, he served as Managing Director, Cricket Lighters and as President for the Cigarette Division. Following his retirement from Swedish Match in 2011 and until December 2014, he served as a director of the board of Dometic Group AB, a privately-held global provider of comfort products for the recreational vehicle, automotive and marine markets. Mr. L. Freeman has served as a director for Universal Corporation since 2013 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee.