Richard Stralz to leave the Management Board effective November 30, 2012

17.09.2012 (Press information)

Vienna, September 17, 2012 - Richard Stralz, a member of the Management Board since June 1, 2004 and CMO of Semperit AG Holding listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, will not extend his Management Board contract lasting until May 31, 2013 and step down from his position effective November 30, 2012.

CEO Thomas Fahnemann will assume responsibility for the areas which Richard Stralz currently heads i.e. Marketing, Sales and Logistics as well as the Industrial Sector. As of December 1, 2012, the Management Board will thus consist of CEO Thomas Fahnemann, CFO Johannes Schmidt-Schultes and CTO Richard Ehrenfeldner.

“In his close to 25 years working for Semperit, Richard Stralz has made a significant contribution to implementing the internationalisation strategy of the Semperit Group, in particular in recent years as a member of the Management Board. Thus, important steps have been taken to lay the groundwork for the future so that the Group is well positioned today to achieve further growth,” says Veit Sorger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, in thanking Mr. Stralz for his longstanding and successful cooperation.

About the Semperit Group

The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally oriented corporate group, which develops, produces and markets highly specialised products made of rubber and plastics (examination and surgical gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, building construction profiles, cable car rings and railway superstructure products) in the Medical and Industrial Sectors. The headquarters of this traditional Austrian company whose roots date back to 1824 are located in Vienna, whereas the global R&D centre is at the Wimpassing, Lower Austria site. Semperit employs a work force of about 8,100 people worldwide, of whom more than 700 work in Austria. The Group encompasses 21 production facilities as well as numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia and Americas. In the 2011 fiscal year the Group generated revenue of EUR 820.0 million and an EBIT of EUR 83.1 million.

For further information:

Semperit AG Holding
Ms. Martina Büchele
Head of Group Communications
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Monika Riedel
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