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Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) appoints Kevin Barber as new CEO

Oslo, Norway, 19 November 2018

Thinfilm's Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Barber as CEO, effective from
26 November 2018. Prior to joining Thinfilm, Kevin Barber served as Senior Vice
President, General Mobile Division of Synaptics, a NASDAQ listed company.

The current CEO, Dr. Davor P. Sutija will step down from the position of CEO,
having served in this position since July 2010. Davor P. Sutija will continue
in the CEO role until Kevin Barber has joined.

During his tenure as CEO, Davor P. Sutija has led the transformation of Thinfilm
into a leading player in the printed electronics market, enabling the Internet
of Everything through its NFC (near field communications) solutions. With Dr.
Sutija at the helm, Thinfilm has achieved significant technical and commercial
milestones, expanded globally and established its own manufacturing facilities
in San Jose, California. The Board would like to thank Davor for his significant
contributions. Thinfilm today maintains a strong and dedicated team with
significant industry experience. Thinfilm is rapidly entering the volume
commercialization phase with its NFC solutions and Davor P. Sutija will now
transition his role as CEO to Kevin Barber.

As Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile Division of Synaptics, Kevin
Barber drove the strategy, business development, M&A and execution of growing
revenue fourfold to over $1 billion annually. Kevin Barber has also served as
CEO of ACCO Semiconductor a Venture Capital funded startup. Prior to ACCO, Mr.
Barber served as Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile Business at
Skyworks Solutions where he drove the strategy achieving top RF power amplifier
market share in the high growth mobile market. Prior to Skyworks, Mr. Barber
served as Senior Vice President, Operations at Conexant leading strategic
efforts of global manufacturing scale, technology development, and supply chain
management enabling Conexant to be a leader in diverse markets. Mr. Barber
currently serves as a Board Director at Intevac.

As Kevin Barber is a US citizen and resident, his appointment as CEO of Thinfilm
requires an exemption from the residency requirements under the Public Limited
Companies Act. Such exemption has been obtained from the The Norwegian Ministry
of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Morten Opstad, Chairman of the Board, +47 918 67 737
Ole R. Thorsnes, CFO, +47 918 66 697, ort@thinfilm.no

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