Changes to the Executive Board and Supervisory Board - No extraordinary general meeting
Augsburg, September 3, 2009
The members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board have come to the conclusion that, in view of the demands of the major shareholder Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, it is in the interest of the company, its shareholders, employees and customers to carry out the changes sought by Grenzebach to the Executive Board and chairmanship of the Supervisory Board with mutual consent. This should end the phase of the dispute with KUKA which has been carried out in public, and help to make the transition period to a new management team as short as possible.
At today’s Extraordinary Supervisory Board Meeting of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of the company agreed with mutual consent to end the appointments of Dr. Horst J. Kayser (CEO) and Dr. Matthias Rapp (Chief Financial and Controlling Officer) as members of the Executive Board of the company at the close of September 30, 2009.
The Supervisory Board members Dr. Rolf Bartke (chairman), Dr. Reiner Beutel, Dr. Helmut Leube and Dr. Herbert Meyer also stated that they will give up their Supervisory Board mandates effective at the close of September 18, 2009 and leave the Supervisory Board at this time. The shareholder Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH stated that it will file a petition for judicial appointment of three members of the Supervisory Board. The new Executive Board of the company shall be appointed until September 30, 2009.
In light of the decisions made at today’s Extraordinary Supervisory Board Meeting, Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH has also withdrawn its motion dated August 12, 2009 for convening an Extraordinary General Meeting.