Wacker Chemie AG

EANS-News: Rudolf Staudigl and Auguste Willems on WACKER's Executive Board for a further five years

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Subtitle: - Supervisory Board extends the contracts of Rudolf Staudigl, CEO, and
Auguste Willems, Executive Board Member, until 2018
- Peter-Alexander Wacker, Supervisory Board Chairman: “Rudolf Staudigl ensures
the Group follows a successful course.”


Company Information

Munich (euro adhoc) - March 7, 2013 - Today, Wacker Chemie AG's Supervisory
Board re-appointed Dr. Rudolf Staudigl, CEO, and Auguste Willems to the
Executive Board for another five years. The current contract of Rudolf Staudigl,
who has headed the Munich-based chemical company since 2008, runs until
September 30, 2013. Auguste Willems' current contract expires on December 31,
2013. Willems joined the Executive Board in early 2006.

Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker, WACKER's Supervisory Board chairman, thanked
Staudigl and Willems for their commitment to the company. "Over the last five
years, the Executive Board has successfully promoted the expansion of WACKER's
business activities and strengthened our international presence," he said. "As
CEO, Rudolf Staudigl - with 30 years' experience at WACKER - ensures that the
Group continues to follow a sound strategic course," Wacker added.

Dr. Rudolf Staudigl
Dr. Rudolf Staudigl (58) studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians University
in Munich and obtained a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in chemistry in 1981. After
research posts at Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA) and then
Ludwig-Maximilians University, he joined Wacker Siltronic AG in 1983. He became
vice president of Operations at Wacker Siltronic Corporation in Portland
(Oregon, USA) in 1989, and president a year later. Dr. Staudigl joined Wacker
Siltronic AG's Executive Board in 1993. In 1995, he was appointed to
Wacker-Chemie GmbH's Executive Board. Since 2005, he has been an Executive Board
member of Wacker Chemie AG and, in May 2008, he became president and CEO.

Auguste Willems
Auguste Willems (54) studied bioscience at the University of Leuven (Belgium).
After graduating, he joined Henkel, holding various sales and marketing
positions. He then spent several years in Indonesia and the USA, with overall
operational responsibility. In 2002, after Henkel split off its
specialty-chemicals business, he became group vice president of Functional
Products at Cognis and a member of Cognis' Corporate Executive Committee. In
January 2006, Willems was appointed to the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG.


Further inquiry note:
Christof Bachmair
Media Relations & Information
Tel.: +49 (0)89 6279 1830
E-Mail: christof.bachmair@wacker.com

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company:     Wacker Chemie AG
             Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4
             D-81737 München
phone:       +49 (0) 89 6279 01
FAX:         +49 (0) 89 6279 1770
mail:     info@wacker.com
WWW:      http://www.wacker.com
sector:      Chemicals
ISIN:        DE000WCH8881
indexes:     MDAX, CDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing: Berlin, regulated dealing/prime standard:
             Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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