Leifheit Aktiengesellschaft: New Supervisory Board members appointed
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Leifheit AG: New Supervisory Board members appointed
Nassau, 5 January 2016 - At the request of the Board of Management of Leifheit AG, Mrs Sonja Wärntges (48) and Mr Ulli Gritzuhn (54) were appointed to the Supervisory Board of Leifheit AG with effect from 4 January 2016 by the District Court of Montabaur. The appointments, which were made in accordance with § 104 para. 1, German stock corporation act (Aktiengesetz), became necessary at the end of 2015, when Dr Robert Schuler-Voith (62) and Dr Friedrich M. Thomée (66) resigned from the Supervisory Board at the due time.
The Supervisory Board and Board of Leifheit AG wish to thank the departing Supervisory Board members for their many years of successful commitment to the panel. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Helmut Zahn, offered special thanks to Dr Schuler-Voith: "As a major shareholder and Supervisory Board member, Dr Schuler-Voith has been actively involved in shaping the strategic direction of Leifheit since 1992, thereby strengthening the company sustainably and leaving it in an excellent position for the future." The Schuler-Voith family had been associated with Leifheit since 1985, before selling its equity stake of around 50% in April 2015 as part of the reorganisation of its investment portfolio.
In Sonja Wärntges, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of DIC Asset AG, and Ulli Gritzuhn, CEO/Executive Vice President of Unilever DACH, the company has appointed both a proven financial expert and an expert in the consumer goods industry to the Supervisory Board. The new members of the panel will present their candidacy at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of Leifheit AG on 25 May.
Helmut Zahn resigned as Managing Director of Home Beteiligungen GmbH on 31 December 2015. Since then, he has continued in his role in the Supervisory Board of Leifheit AG as an independent member. Zahn has been chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2007.
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