Supervisory Board appoints new Chief Financial and Operating Officer: Lothar Lanz succeeds Steffen Naumann




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10.03.09

Supervisory Board appoints new Chief Financial and Operating Officer: Lothar Lanz succeeds Steffen Naumann

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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 Axel Springer SE: Edda Fels
Tel: +49 30 2591 77600

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Claudia Thomé
Claudia Thomé
Co-Head of Investor Relations
Axel-Springer-Str. 65
10888 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2591 77421
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