DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG: Supervisory Board appoints new Chief Financial and Operating Officer: Lothar Lanz succeeds Steffen Naumann




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10.03.09

DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG: Supervisory Board appoints new Chief Financial and Operating Officer: Lothar Lanz succeeds Steffen Naumann

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Axel Springer AG / Change of Personnel

10.03.2009

Release of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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The Supervisory Board of Axel Springer AG today appointed Lothar Lanz, 60, as the new Chief Financial and Operating Officer, effective as of May 1, 2009. He succeeds Steffen Naumann, 42, who has been a member of the Management Board since November 2001. The Supervisory Board has agreed with Steffen Naumann not to extend the contract again. Steffen Naumann will pass on the responsibility as Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer to his successor after the Annual General Meeting as of May 1, 2009.

Until June 2008, Lothar Lanz was Chief Financial Officer of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. He is currently member of the Management Board of the email marketing service provider E-Circle in Munich.

Dr Giuseppe Vita, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: 'Steffen Naumann has been a successful Chief Financial and Operating Officer for more than seven years. Thanks to his experience and high competence the dynamic development and profitable growth of the company were always supported by a reliable
finance management. We express our sincere thanks to Steffen Naumann and look forward to working with him further. With Lothar Lanz we have been able to engage a successor who is also highly familiar with the challenges of the media industry and the capital markets.'

Press Contact:
Edda Fels
+49 (0)30 2591-77600
edda.fels@axelspringer.de

Investor Relations Contact:
Claudia Thomé
+49 (0)30 2591-77421
claudia.thome@axelspringer.de


10.03.2009 Financial News transmitted by DGAP

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Language: English
Issuer: Axel Springer AG
Axel-Springer-Straße 65
10888 Berlin
Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)30 2591-77421
Fax: +49 (0)30 2591-77422
E-mail: ir@axelspringer.de
Internet: www.axelspringer.de
ISIN: DE0005501357, DE0005754238
WKN: 550135, 575423
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, Hannover, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart

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Investor contact: Claudia Thomé
Tel: +49 30 2591 77421