TAKKT Supervisory Board ensures continuity in Management Board activities

TAKKT AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

18.12.2013 / 18:49


TAKKT Supervisory Board ensures continuity in Management Board activities
New board member for TAKKT appointed, contract of CFO renewed

Stuttgart, Germany, 18 December 2013. At today's meeting, TAKKT AG's Supervisory Board appointed Dirk Lessing as a new member of the Management Board of TAKKT AG effective from January 1st, 2014. The contract has a term of three years. Lessing currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of KAISER+KRAFT EUROPA GmbH, which is the biggest entity within the TAKKT Group. The appointment of Lessing also secures the succession of Franz Vogel, who will be starting his well-deserved retirement at the end of February 2014, as planned. Additionally, the Supervisory Board renewed the contract of Chief Financial Officer Claude Tomaszewski for five years until the end of October 2019.

Felix Zimmermann, CEO of TAKKT AG, comments: 'The appointment of Dirk Lessing and the contract renewal for Claude Tomaszewski ensures stability and continuity within the TAKKT Management Board. We want to thank Franz Vogel for his extraordinary and successful commitment for more than 28 years during which he was in duty for KAISER+KRAFT and TAKKT. Even though Franz Vogel will definitely leave a gap, the personnel decisions made today nevertheless build a good basis to overcome this challenge.'

Short profile of TAKKT AG
TAKKT is the leading B2B direct marketing specialist for business equipment in Europe and North America. The Group is represented with its brands in more than 25 countries. The product range of the TAKKT subsidiaries comprises more than 200,000 products for the areas of plant and warehouse equipment, classic and design-oriented office furniture and accessories, transport packaging, display articles, supplies for retailers, the food service industry and the hotel market.

The TAKKT Group has over 2,500 employees and more than three million customers worldwide. TAKKT AG is listed on the SDAX and was admitted to Deutsche Boerse's Prime Standard on 01 January 2003.

Dr Felix A. Zimmermann, CEO, Tel. +49 711 3465-8201
Dr Claude Tomaszewski, CFO, Tel. +49 711 3465-8207

Email: investor@takkt.de

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