Changes on the Supervisory Board of JENOPTIK AG
Representatives of ECE, the largest single shareholder of JENOPTIK AG, will be proposed for election to the Supervisory Board to the Annual General Meeting of JENOPTIK AG on June 5, 2008.
At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of JENOPTIK AG decided on proposals for the future composition of the Supervisory Board to reflect the change in share ownership. A unanimous resolution was passed to propose three representatives of ECE for election to the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting of JENOPTIK AG on June 5, 2008. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Menno Harms, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Johann Löhn and Dr. Norbert Schraad will be standing down from the Supervisory Board. Executive Board and Supervisory Board of JENOPTIK AG would like to express its thanks to the three gentlemen for their valuable and qualified cooperation on the Jenoptik Supervisory Board.
For ECE, Mr. Rudolf Humer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Mr. Christian Humer, Chairman of the Executive Board as well as Mag. Heinrich Reimitz, member of the Executive Board of ECE European City Estates AG, Hinterbrühl/Austria, will be proposed as new members.
Prof. Johann Löhn stood down with effect from April 24, 2008. A proposal will be submitted to appoint Mag. Heinrich Reimitz through decision of the court, as member of the Supervisory Board for the period up to the Annual General Meeting. His mandate is to be for a temporary period until the new Supervisory Board is elected by the Annual General Meeting on June 5, 2008. Prof. Jörg Menno Harms and Dr. Norbert Schraad will be standing down with effect form the end of the Annual General Meeting on June 5, 2008.
According to the notification of voting rights dated February 25, 2008, with 25.02 percent of the shares ECE Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, a subsidiary of ECE European City Estates AG and therefore indirectly owned by the Humer Private Foundation, is the largest individual shareholder in JENOPTIK AG. In November 2007 ECE acquired all the shares held by the Free State of Thuringia in JENOPTIK AG. ECE sees itself as a strong core shareholder in JENOPTIK AG with a commitment over the medium to long-term. It welcomes the Group’s fundamental strategic realignment and aims to support and drive forward Jenoptik’s growth strategy.
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