Chairman of the TAKKT AG Management Board retires

TAKKT AG / Change of Personnel

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Stuttgart, 30 January 2009. The Chairman of the TAKKT Management Board,
Georg Gayer (born 1946), will retire as chairman and board member of the
Management Board on 31 May 2009.

This step is due only to personal reasons and is a regular option of
Gayer’s employment contract, which was prolonged early 2008. Gayer will
continue to work for TAKKT AG as a consultant.

Already in 2008 the TAKKT AG Supervisory Board laid the basis for the
long-term management structure through personnel decisions made and the
prolongation of employment contracts with the management. The Supervisory
Board of TAKKT AG will decide at its next regular meeting on 20 March 2009
about Gayer’s successor.

Since TAKKT AG’s public listing in 1999, Gayer has been Chairman of the
Management Board and has in the last 30 years substantially formed and
influenced the Company’s development to an international leading B2B-mail
order Group for office, business and warehouse equipment in different
management positions.

Short profile of TAKKT AG
TAKKT is the leading B2B mail order company for office, business and
warehouse 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 over 130,000 items from the areas business and
warehouse equipment, classical and design-oriented office furniture and
accessories, as well as sales promotion items for retailers, the food
service industry and the hotel market.
The TAKKT Group employs some 2,000 staff, has about 3 million customers
worldwide and distributes more than 70 million catalogues and mailings per

TAKKT AG is listed on the SDAX and was admitted to Deutsche Boerse’s Prime
Standard on 1 January 2003.

Georg Gayer, CEO
Phone +49 711.3 46 58-201
Dr Florian Funck, CFO
Phone +49 711.3 46 58-207
E-Mail: investor@takkt.de 

30.01.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       TAKKT AG
              Presselstr. 12
              70191 Stuttgart
Phone:        +49 (0)711 346 58 -0
Fax:          +49 (0)711 346 58 - 10
E-mail:       investor@takkt.de
Internet:     www.takkt.de
ISIN:         DE0007446007
WKN:          744600
Indices:      SDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Stuttgart;
              Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München
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