euro adhoc: Sartorius AG / Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes) / Kreuzburg will succeed Claassen as the Sartorius CEO; Maaz also appointed to the Executive Board (E)

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At its meeting on November 11, 2002, the Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG unanimously passed a resolution to appoint Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg with immediate effect as a member of the Executive Board and as its future Chairman and Group CEO.

On the Executive Board, Kreuzburg, age 37, will be responsible at first for the areas of finances, controlling and investor relations. After the current Executive Board Chairman and Group CEO leaves the company - he is switching to the EnBW Group in Karlsruhe as its new Chairman of the Board of Management as already announced - Kreuzburg will assume the position of Executive Board Chairman and Group CEO.

The Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG also unanimously decided to appoint Dr. Guenther Maaz, age 53, the current President of the Mechatronics Division, as a member of the Executive Board with immediate effect.

By making these staff decisions, the Supervisory Board considers that it has met the personnel and organizational prerequisites to successfully continue with its process of refocusing the Sartorius Group, which it had begun five years ago. The Supervisory Board is particularly pleased that it has been able to fill both new positions by promoting in-house staff. This is the result of the systematic human resources development of the past years.

Further inquiry note:
Hermann Schierwater
Tel.: +49 (0) 551 308 1686
Tel: +49 (0)551 308 0
FAX: +49 (0)551 308 289

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Emittent: Sartorius AG
Weender Landstr. 94-108
DE-37075 Göttingen
Tel: +49 (0)551 308 0
FAX: +49 (0)551 308 289
ISIN: DE0007165607
WKN: 716560
Indizes: SDAX, SMAX
Börsen: free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse, Bayerische Börse, Berliner Wertpapierbörse, Börse Düsseldorf, Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB), Hamburger Wertpapierbörse; official dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover Branche: Biotechnology
Sprache: Englisch