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Changes in the Board of Executive Directors

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Kassel, 13 May 2009

K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Changes in the Board of Executive Directors

At a meeting held yesterday, the Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft extended the term of office of Norbert Steiner as chairman of the Board of Executive Directors by a further five years beyond its current expiry date of 11 May 2010. Mr Steiner has been a member of the Board of Executive Directors since May 2000 and became chairman of the Board of Executive Directors in July 2007.

In addition, Jan Peter Nonnenkamp was appointed a new member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. As of 1 June 2009, he will assume responsibility for finance, which was hitherto headed by the chairman of the Board of Executive Directors in personal union. Until now, Mr Nonnenkamp has held various finance positions in companies operating in the consumer goods and capital goods industries. Most recently, he was a member of the Board of Executive Directors of Knorr-Bremse AG, Munich, and responsible for finance, accounting and taxes.

Experience growth
The K+S Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of speciality and standard fertilizers, plant care as well as salt products. With its products and brands, K+S offers its customers a range of needs-based goods and services which provides growth opportunities in virtually every sphere of daily life. The K+S Group employs more than 12,000 people and achieved revenues of just under EUR 5.0 billion in 2008. K+S is quoted on all German stock exchanges (ISIN:
DE0007162000, symbol: SDF) and listed on the DAX® share index.

Note to editors
Printable portrait photographs of Mr Steiner and Mr Nonnenkamp are available at www.k-plus-s.com.

Your contact person:
Oliver Morgenthal
Phone: +49 561 9301 1047
Fax: +49 561 9301 2160
oliver.morgenthal@k-plus-s.com

Profile:
Norbert Steiner,
Chairman of the Board of
Executive Directors
of K+S Aktiengesellschaft

Norbert Steiner was born in Siegen (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1954. He graduated in law at the University of Heidelberg in 1980, subsequently completing his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court, Karlsruhe. In 1983, he joined the central department of taxes and customs at BASF AG. From 1988 onwards, Steiner headed the customs and excise taxes department. In 1993, he transferred to K+S Aktiengesellschaft, becoming head of legal affairs, taxes and insurance. In May 2000, Norbert Steiner was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and in January 2006, he became Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors. On 1 July 2007, Norbert Steiner took the chair of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. His field of responsibility includes the Salt business segment, finance, corporate development and controlling, legal affairs, insurance, compliance, taxes, audit, investor relations as well as communications. Norbert Steiner is married and has two sons.

Biographical information:
Jan Peter Nonnenkamp
Member of the Board of Executive Directors
of K+S Aktiengesellschaft
from 1 June 2009

Jan Peter Nonnenkamp was born in Bremen in 1963. Upon completing vocational training in banking, he studied economics at the private University Witten/Herdecke, graduating in 1990. Subsequently, he held various finance positions at companies operating in the consumer goods and capital goods industries, including Fielmann AG as well as Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG. Most recently, he was a member of the Board of Executive Directors of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for finance, accounting and taxes: A position he held since 2004. As of June 2009, he will be a member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and responsible for finance. Jan Peter Nonnenkamp is married and has three children.

K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Communications
P.O. Box 10 20 29, 34111 Kassel, Germany
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel
www.k-plus-s.com __________________________________________________________

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Ralf Bethke
Board of Executive Directors: Norbert Steiner (Chairman), Joachim Felker, Gerd Grimmig, Dr. Thomas Nöcker
Registered Office: Kassel
Commercial Register: Kassel HRB 2669

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Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße 7
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sector: Chemicals
ISIN: DE0007162000
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Phone: +49 561 9301 1047
Fax: +49 561 9301 2160
oliver.morgenthal@k-plus-s.com

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