Fielmann AG sets the course for the future, appoints Marc Fielmann as addi-tional CEO
The Supervisory Board has appointed, in its session on 12 April 2018, Executive Board member Marc Fielmann as an additional Chief Executive Officer (Section 84 paragraph 2 of the German Stock Corporation Act). In the future Fielmann AG will be led by two Chief Executive Officers (Co-CEO structure). The management contract of Mr Marc Fielmann has been extended for another three years. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board has been commissioned to adjust the compensation of both Chief Executive Officers so that the new Co-CEO-structure does not increase the overall compensation of the Executive Board.
The by-laws of the Executive Board of Fielmann AG have been amended accordingly. Günther Fielmann retains the authority over strategic decisions and the overarching responsibility whereas Marc Fielmann will be in charge of the executive leadership of Fielmann AG.
With the appointment of Marc Fielmann as Co-CEO Fielmann has implemented another important step in the generational succession of the family business.
Information and Explanation of the Issuer to this News:
Fielmann implements Co-CEO structure and sets course for the future Günther Fielmann and Marc Fielmann will jointly lead Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft in a Co-CEO structure. This decision has been made unanimously by the Supervisory Board in its session on 12 April 2018 and is effective immediately.
Günther Fielmann retains the authority over strategic decisions, the expansion strategy, the collection development and the overarching responsibility. Marc Fielmann will be in charge of public relations, marketing and the executive leadership of Fielmann AG.
Prof. Dr. Mark Binz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft: 'The adopted Co-CEO-structure is a forward-looking step for Fielmann. Günther and Marc Fielmann are well aware of the requirements of different generations. They combine experience with innovation. The new governance structure enables Fielmann to utilize this competitive advantage. Together they will lead the company into a successful future.'
The new governance structure is a consistent step in Günther Fielmann's long-term succession plan: 'As a family business, Fielmann thinks across generations. I am delighted that my son takes on more responsibility. Marc and I are strategically aligned around our customer-centric philosophy and we also share a very similar work ethic', says Günther Fielmann, Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder of Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft.
Marc Fielmann: 'My father has removed the stigmatization associated with health insurance glasses and thus democratized eyewear fashion - this is his historical achievement. Together my father and I will ensure that Fielmann retains its strict customer focus. The international expansion and the digitization offer great opportunities for the future of our company. Fielmann is going to shape the optical industry in Europe for the benefit of the consumers without compromising quality.'
Hamburg, in April 2018
Further information Ulrike Abratis, Public Relations, Phone: +49 40 27076 - 457 Ulrich Brockmann, Investor Relations, Phone: +49 40 27076 - 442
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