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TORM A/S Appoints Mads Peter Zacho as New CFO

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mads Peter Zacho (44) has been appointed new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TORM.

With an educational background as M.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen, Mads Peter Zacho began his professional career in banking working with Goldman Sachs Intl. and Unibank before joining the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C.

Mads Peter Zacho was with Nordea in Copenhagen before being recruited to A.P. Moller Maersk, where he was appointed Deputy Head of Group Finance. He joined Svitzer in 2010 where he is CFO today.

"We are very pleased with the appointment of Mads. He has relevant experience from various positions in global organizations, and he has a unique insight into the financial and accounting aspects of the shipping industry," says Jacob Meldgaard.

As announced on 24 April 2013, Roland M. Andersen has chosen to resign from the CFO position in order to pursue other opportunities outside TORM.

Mads Peter Zacho will take on the position as CFO of TORM on 1 September 2013.

As a result of the restructuring process, the Board of Directors has decided that going forward the Executive Board only consists of the CEO.

Contact TORM A/S

Flemming Ipsen, Chairman, tel.: +45 3917 9200 Tuborg Havnevej 18
Jacob Meldgaard, CEO, tel.: +45 3917 9200 DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark
C. Soegaard-Christensen, IR, tel.: +45 3076 1288 Tel.: +45 3917 9200 / Fax: +45 3917 9393
www.torm.com
About TORM

TORM is one of the world's leading carriers of refined oil products as well as a significant player in the dry bulk market. The Company runs a fleet of approximately 120 modern vessels in cooperation with other respected shipping companies sharing TORM's commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and customer service.
TORM was founded in 1889. The Company conducts business worldwide and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. TORM's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen (ticker: TORM) and on NASDAQ in New York (ticker: TRMD). For further information, please visit www.torm.com.

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Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward- looking statements include the conclusion of definitive waiver documents with our lenders, the strength of the world economy and currencies, changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand for "tonne miles" of oil carried by oil tankers, the effect of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry-docking, changes in the Company's operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in the regulation of shipping operations, including requirements for double hull tankers or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by the Company with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F and its reports on Form 6-K.

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Source:TORM A/S