14.03.2007 

Ad hoc notification in accordance with Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

Supervisory Board resolves successor of the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

Supervisory Board resolves successor of the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors / On 1 July 2007, Norbert Steiner will take over as Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft / Reduction in the number of members of the Board of Executive Directors from five to four

At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft appointed Norbert Steiner, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, the new Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft with effect from 1 July 2007. He will succeed Dr. Ralf Bethke, who is standing down and retiring on 30 June 2007 after 16 years of heading the Board of Executive Directors.

The Supervisory Board is convinced that, with the appointment of Norbert Steiner, the prerequisite for continuity and the successful further development of the K+S Group has been created.

As Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Norbert Steiner will retain departmental responsibility for the Salt business segment as well as for the areas of finance, law, taxes and auditing. He will additionally be responsible for the areas of corporate development, financial controlling, investor relations as well as communications.

The remaining membership of the Board of Executive Directors will remain unchanged with Gerd Grimmig, Dr. Thomas Nöcker and Joachim Felker, so that the total number of members of the Board of Executive Directors will be reduced from five to four. In addition to his hitherto departmental responsibility, Grimmig will take over responsibilities from the Services and Trading business segment. The same applies to Dr. Nöcker, who will in addition take on responsibility for the areas of purchasing, logistics and IT. Felker, responsible for the Potash and Magnesium Prod-ucts and fertiva business segments, additionally takes on departmental responsibility for the COMPO business segment.

K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Kassel, 14 March 2007
The Board of Executive Directors

End of ad hoc notification

 

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