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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: GEA announces nomination of Siemens Board Member Klaus Helmrich as Chairman of Supervisory Board

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DGAP-News: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Personnel
17.12.2020 / 14:15
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

PRESS RELEASE


GEA announces nomination of Siemens Board Member Klaus Helmrich as Chairman of Supervisory Board


Düsseldorf, December 17, 2020 -The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft set the course for an orderly membership transition in the Supervisory Board. Klaus Helmrich (62), currently a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries until September 30, 2020, is to succeed Dr. Helmut Perlet as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The corresponding resolution recommending the election of the candidate at the Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2021 was passed by the Supervisory Board at its meeting today.

After a 35-year tenure with the company, Klaus Helmrich will retire from the Managing Board of Siemens AG at the end of March 2021 as planned. Dr. Helmut Perlet said: "I am very pleased that, with Klaus Helmrich, we have won over a highly experienced manager to take over as Chairman of our Supervisory Board. After more than 15 years on GEA's Supervisory Board and serving as its Chair for over four years, the time has come for me to pass the baton to a suitable successor. Klaus Helmrich is a proven expert on industrial digitalization and automation. In his future role as advisor to the Executive Board, his expertise will be decisive in shaping GEA's future development."

"I am delighted to stand for election and look forward to accompanying GEA on its future journey in my capacity as designated Supervisory Board Chairman. GEA is a dynamic company operating in industries with a secure long-term outlook. Throughout its long history, the company has developed many pioneering engineering solutions. Drawing on my experience, I would like to see GEA tap the full potential of these solutions and contribute to the company's success story," stated Klaus Helmrich when commenting on the result of today's Supervisory Board meeting.

 

Corporate Media and Press:
Marc Pönitz
Peter-Müller-Strasse 12, 40468 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0)211 9136-1500
marc.poenitz@gea.com

About GEA

"Engineering for a better world" is the driving and energizing principle connecting GEA's 18,500-strong workforce. As one of the world's largest systems suppliers, GEA makes an important contribution to a sustainable future with its solutions and services, particularly in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. In 2019, the Company generated consolidated revenue of EUR 4.9 billion. Across the globe, GEA's plants, processes and components contribute significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions, plastic use as well as food waste in production.
GEA is listed on the German MDAX and the STOXX(R) Europe 600 Index and also included in the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability indexes.

Contact

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Phone +49 (0)211 9136 1081
Fax +49 (0)211 9136 31087
gea.com


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Language:

English

Company:

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Peter-Müller-Straße 12

40468 Düsseldorf

Germany

Phone:

+49 (0)211 9136-0

Fax:

+49 (0)211 9136-31087

E-mail:

ir@gea.com

Internet:

www.gea.com

ISIN:

DE0006602006

WKN:

660200

Indices:

MDAX

Listed:

Regulated Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg, Munich; Regulated Unofficial Market in Hanover, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

EQS News ID:

1156006


 

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