< back | 01.12.2016

Semperit has appointed Frank Gumbinger as new CFO

The Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding has appointed Frank Gumbinger (48) as Chief Financial Officer for three years – until 31 December 2019 – as of 1 December 2016.

Born in Germany, Gumbinger studied Business Administration at the Goethe University Frankfurt. In addition to Accounting, Controlling, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Legal he will take over the Information Technology area. In his most recent position, Gumbinger was CFO of Progroup AG after holding various management positions in the Delton Group, most recently as CFO of the publicly listed CEAG AG. In each case as CFO, Gumbinger was also responsible for IT.

“With Frank Gumbinger we have won a renowned top manager for Semperit AG Holding. The Semperit Group will profit from his comprehensive expertise in the financial sector and his long-standing international experience. Frank Gumbinger perfectly complements the Management Board in order to ensure the positive future development of the Semperit Group even in challenging times,” says Veit Sorger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding, referring to the appointment of the new CFO.

As announced in September this year, the previous Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Johannes Schmidt-Schultes and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Declan Daly informed the Supervisory Board that they would not extend their mandates but take up new challenges. The two Management Board members of the Semperit Group have resigned from their positions as of 30 November 2016.

Therefore, the Management Board of the Semperit AG Holding will consist of Thomas Fahnemann (Chairman of Board, CEO), Frank Gumbinger (CFO), Michele Melchiorre (CTO) and Richard Ehrenfeldner (COO) as of 1 December 2016.

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Martina Büchele 
Group Communications Manager 
+43 676 8715 8621

Stefan Marin 
Head of Investor Relations 
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About Semperit
The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber and plastic products in more than 100 countries for the medical and industrial sectors: examination and surgical gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway superstructures. The headquarters of this traditional Austrian company, which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna. The Semperit Group employs more than 7,000 people worldwide, including close to 4,100 in Asia and more than 800 in Austria (Vienna and production site in Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The group has 22 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. In 2015, the group generated sales of EUR 915 million and EBITDA of EUR 96 million.


Monika Riedel
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