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3/18/2013 | 1 MINUTE READ

Management changes at SGL

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Dr. Jürgen Köhler will become a full member of the company's Board of Management, replacing Theodore Breyer, effective June 1. In addition, shareholder Susanne Klatten will become head of the company's Supervisory Board.


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The Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE announced March 13 that is proposing to elect entrepreneur Susanne Klatten as its new chairwoman during the constitutive meeting of the Supervisory Board following the company's next Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 30, 2013 in accordance with the articles of association of the Company. Susanne Klatten, who has been member of the Supervisory Board since 2009, will take over from Max Dietrich Kley, whose term ends at this year's AGM. Kley was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2004. Susanne Klatten’s investment company SKion holds around 28 percent of the shares in SGL Carbon SE. Board chairman Kley, says "SGL Group has become a leading global technology company. I am convinced that together with the Management Board my successor will support the Company in a constructive way and help the Group to develop further."

Also on March 13, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE appointed Dr. Jürgen Köhler, age 52, as a full member of the Board of Management effective June 1, 2013. Dr. Jürgen Köhler will assume responsibility for the business area Carbon Fibers & Composites (CFC). He will succeed Theodore H. Breyer (64), who will leave the Board on October 31, 2013 after 14 years.

Kley says "This personnel change is part of a generation shift in the top management of SGL Group. With Dr. Jürgen Köhler, we have appointed an experienced manager from within our
ranks to the Board of Management, who has a deep understanding of our Company and who has profound technology expertise. He will assume global responsibility for the CFC Business Are which is key to the Company's future."

Since he joined SGL Group in 2002 Dr. Köhler has been successful in several
different management positions. He has had responsibility for the graphite electrodes
and the cathodes business and was most recently head of the Carbon Fibers and
Composite Materials (CF/CM) Business Unit. Köhler, who holds a doctor’s degree
(Ph.D.) in process engineering, began his career in 1992 working for the former
Hoechst AG and subsequently Celanese AG for more than ten years, five of which he
spent in the U.S.

Breyer, Deputy CEO of SGL Group, will continue to be responsible for the
North American business of the SGL Group, including HITCO, as well as for
procurement, EHSA and engineering until his departure from the Board of Management
on October 31, 2013.


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