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SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG: Board of Management enlarged from two to three members effective January 1, 2011 – Reiner Bunnenberg appointed to the Board of Management

Unterneukirchen (Germany), December 16, 2010. The Supervisory Board of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG, a German specialty chemical company quoted in the SDAX index, resolved today unanimously to appoint Reiner Bunnenberg as member of the Board of Management (Chief Operating Officer) effective January 1, 2011 for a term of three years. Hence, the Board of Management of the company is to be enlarged from two to three members effective January 1, 2011. The enlargement of the Board of Management is based in particular on the continuing growth of the SKW Metallurgie Group.

Reiner Bunnenberg has been active for the company since September 2009 as Head of Strategic Operations.

The appointments of Ines Kolmsee (CEO) and Gerhard Ertl (CFO) remain unchanged.