SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG announces changes in Supervisory Board

December 24, 2015

Unterneukirchen (Germany), December 24, 2015. The global specialty chemicals group SKW Metallurgie announces that Dr. Hans Liebler, who has belonged to the Supervisory Board of the Company since 2014 as an ordinary member, has resigned from the position due to time constraints, with effect from November 30, 2015.

Executive Board and Supervisory Board of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG express their gratitude to Dr. Liebler for the fruitful and trustful cooperation.

At the resolution of the competent bodies, the Executive Board has moved before the competent Court a request to appoint Mr. Tarun Somani to successor. Mr. Somani is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Indian Somani Group and commands comprehensive know-how in the steel sector. With his local expertise, he will support the SKW Metallurgie Group re expansion of its activities on the Indian growth market.

The Supervisory Board of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG consists of six members and is not subject to employee co-determination. Chairperson continues to be Mr. Titus Weinheimer; Deputy Chairperson remains Mr. Jochen Martin.

SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG
Christian Schunck
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About SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG and the SKW Metallurgie Group

The SKW Metallurgie Group is the global market leader for chemical additives for hot metal desulphurization, and for cored wire and other products for secondary metallurgy. The Group’s products enable steel-makers to efficiently manufacture high-quality steel products. Clients include the world’s leading companies in the steel industry. The SKW Metallurgie Group has more than 50 years of metallurgical know how, and currently operates in more than 40 countries. What is more, the Group is a leading supplier of Quab specialty chemicals, which are mainly used in the global production of industrial starch for the paper industry. The company’s operating business is broken down into the two core segments “Cored Wire” and “Powder and Granules”, and the “Other” segment. The SKW Metallurgie Group is headquartered in Germany with production facilities in France, the US (6), Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Bhutan, Russia, the Peoples’ Republic of China and India (2 via joint venture).

Shares of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG have been listed in Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Prime Standard since December 1, 2006 with ISIN DE000SKWM013 (since August 15, 2011: new ISIN DE000SKWM021 due to switch to name shares).


This press release may include certain forward-looking statements which are based on currently available assumptions and predictions of the SKW Metallurgie Group‘s management as well as on other currently available information. Various identified as well as unidentified risks and uncertainties as well as other factors may result in a deviation of actual results, financial situation, development or achievement of the company compared to the assessments made herein. SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG does not intend and assumes no liability to update such forward-looking statements and to adjust them to future events and developments.