New Management Structure at SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG

Unterneukirchen (Germany), October 19, 2015. The hitherto member of the Executive Board Sabine Kauper will leave SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG, Unterneukirchen (Germany), ISIN DE000SKWM021, effective October 31, 2015 on her own request in order to pursue new professional challenges. As of November 1, 2015, the Company will be led by Dr. Kay Michel, until further notice as sole member of the Executive Board. In order to ensure a seamless transition, Ms. Kauper will remain at the Company’s disposal as a consultant for a transitional period.

Titus Weinheimer, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG: “Realignment and increase of earnings of the SKW Metallurgie Group will be further advanced by the experienced SKW Metallurgie Team under the leadership of Dr. Kay Michel. Supervisory Board, Executive Board, and staff express their gratitude to Sabine Kauper for her extraordinary commitment from 2009-2013 in the Supervisory Board and since January 2014 in the Executive Board, in particular for the successful refinancing. We wish her all the best for the future.“

SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG
Christian Schunck
Head of IR and Corporate Communications
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84579 Unterneukirchen

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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.