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SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG announces changes in Supervisory Board

February 10, 2015


Unterneukirchen (Germany), February 10, 2015. The global specialty chemicals group SKW Metallurgie announces that Dr. Dirk Markus, who has belonged to the Supervisory Board of the Company since 2009 as an ordinary member, has resigned from the position with effect from February 28, 2015.

“My increasing duties from other professional engagements regrettably do not leave any room to accompany the SKW Metallurgie Group further on the successfully commenced path of strategic realignment“, says Dr. Dirk Markus.

Executive Board and Supervisory Board of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG express their gratitude to Dr. Markus for the fruitful and trustful cooperation. At the same time the boards have decided that there should be no replacement before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Muenchen (Germany) on June 9, 2015. Potential election proposals to the Annual General Meeting will be published with the AGM agenda in April 2015.

The Supervisory Board of the Company 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.

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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 (2) 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).

Disclaimer

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.