EANS-News: Klöckner & Co SE: Supervisory Board appoints Marcus A. Ketter (44) Chief Financial Officer - Ulrich Becker to leave the Management Board


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Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)


Duisburg (euro adhoc) - Duisburg, September 19, 2012 - The Supervisory Board of 
Klöckner & Co SE has appointed Mr. Marcus A. Ketter as the Company's Chief
Financial Officer. Mr. Ketter, who has a degree in economics, will take up his
duties on February 1, 2013. 
After holding several international management positions, Mr. Ketter currently
serves as CFO of Schuler AG, a German SDAX®-listed mechanical engineering
company. Mr. Ketter will take over the Finance & Accounting, Corporate
Controlling and Corporate Taxes departments from Chief Executive Officer Gisbert
Rühl, who has also been acting CFO, as well as the Corporate IT department.
Mr. Ulrich Becker, a member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer
of Klöckner & Co SE, will leave by mutual agreement at the end of September. The
Supervisory Board thanks Mr. Becker for his work over the last several years.
His duties will be carried out for the time being by CEO Gisbert Rühl.

About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal
products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European
and American markets combined. The core business of 
Klöckner & Co is the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous
metals as well as the operation of steel service centers. Based on the Group's
distribution and service network, more than 170,000 customers are supplied
through around 290 locations in more than 20 countries. Currently Klöckner & Co
employs around 11,200 employees. The Group had sales of around EUR7.1 billion in
fiscal 2011.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market
segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter
Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard).
Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.

ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.


Further inquiry note:
Dr. Thilo Theilen
Leiter Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Telefon: +49 (0)203 307 2050
E-Mail: thilo.theilen@kloeckner.com

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