euro adhoc: Winter AG / Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes) / Ad Hoc Release according to section 15 of the Securities Trading Act - Winter AG apoints André Laux to the new chairman of the management board. (E)

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Olching near Munich, 19th February 2004. With resolution of 18th February 2004, the supervisory board of the Frankfurt stock market listed Smartcard producer Winter AG, has appointed Mr André Laux, 41, as new member of the management board.
Laux will start his new position at Winter AG on 01.04.2004. The key aspects of his activity will be decided in the next few weeks in connection with the new strategic orientation of Winter AG.

Laux was in leading positions at national and international companies and possesses a long-lived expertise in the card market. As former managing director of Oldenbourg Datensysteme, Laux will put forth good expertise and contacts especially in the banking area. In his final step before his new position at Winter AG,the economist Laux was chairman of the management board of Skidata AG in Österreich.

Winter AG
ISIN Winter AG: DE0005555601
Contact:
Susan Hoffmeister, Winter AG
Marketing & IR Manager Manager
Tel.: +49 (0) 8142 303 285
susan.hoffmeister@winter-ag.com

Further inquiry note:
Susann Hoffmeister
Marketing & IR Leitung
T.: +49(0)174 300 3950
susann.hoffmeister@winter-ag.com
Tel: +49(0)8142-303-0
FAX: +49(0)8142-303-170
Email: info@winter-ag.com

Emittent: Winter AG Hermann-Böcker-Str. 19-25 DE-82140 Neu-Esting Tel: +49(0)8142-303-0 FAX: +49(0)8142-303-170 Email: info@winter-ag.com WWW: http://www.winter-ag.com ISIN: DE0005555601 WKN: 555560

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Sprache: Englisch

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