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Changes in the Board of Executive Directors

Changes in the Board of Executive Directors

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Kassel (euro adhoc) - Kassel, 13 May 2009

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Changes in the Board of Executive Directors

At a meeting held yesterday, the Supervisory  Board  of  K+S   Aktiengesellschaft extended the term of office of Norbert Steiner  as chairman  of  the  Board  of Executive Directors by a further five years beyond its current  expiry  date  of 11 May 2010. Mr Steiner has been a member of the Board  of  Executive  Directors since May 2000 and became chairman of the Board of Executive Directors  in   July 2007.

In addition, Jan Peter Nonnenkamp was appointed a new member  of  the Board  of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft.  As  of  1   June  2009,  he  will assume responsibility for finance, which was hitherto headed by the chairman  of the Board of Executive Directors in personal union.  Until  now,  Mr  Nonnenkamp has held various finance positions in companies operating in the consumer  goods and capital goods industries. Most recently, he was a member  of  the   Board  of Executive Directors of Knorr-Bremse AG, Munich,  and   responsible  for  finance, accounting and taxes.

Experience growth The K+S Group is  one  of  the  world's  leading   suppliers  of  speciality  and standard fertilizers, plant care as well as salt  products.  With  its  products and brands, K+S offers its customers a range of needs-based goods  and  services which provides growth opportunities in virtually every  sphere  of  daily   life. The K+S Group employs more than 12,000 people  and  achieved   revenues  of  just under EUR 5.0 billion in 2008. K+S is quoted on all German stock exchanges (ISIN: DE0007162000, symbol: SDF) and listed on the DAX® share index.

Note to editors Printable portrait photographs of Mr Steiner and Mr Nonnenkamp are available  at www.k-plus-s.com.

Your contact person:

Oliver Morgenthal
Phone:         +49 561 9301 1047
Fax:            +49 561 9301 2160

oliver.morgenthal@k-plus-s.com

Profile: Norbert Steiner, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft

Norbert Steiner  was  born  in  Siegen  (North  Rhine-Westphalia)  in 1954.  He graduated  in  law  at  the  University  of  Heidelberg  in 1980,  subsequently completing his legal traineeship at the Higher   Regional  Court,  Karlsruhe.  In 1983, he joined the central department of taxes and customs  at  BASF  AG.  From 1988 onwards, Steiner headed the customs and excise taxes department.  In  1993, he transferred to K+S Aktiengesellschaft, becoming head of legal affairs,  taxes and insurance. In May 2000, Norbert  Steiner  was   appointed  to  the  Board  of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and in  January  2006,  he  became Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive  Directors.  On  1  July  2007,  Norbert

@@start.t2@@Steiner  took  the  chair  of  the  Board  of    Executive    Directors    of    K+S Aktiengesellschaft. His field  of  responsibility  includes  the  Salt  business segment,  finance,  corporate  development  and  controlling,    legal    affairs, insurance,  compliance,  taxes,    audit,    investor    relations    as    well    as communications. Norbert Steiner is married and has two sons.

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Jan Peter Nonnenkamp Member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft from 1 June 2009

Jan Peter Nonnenkamp was born in Bremen  in  1963.  Upon  completing vocational training  in  banking,  he  studied  economics    at    the private    University Witten/Herdecke, graduating in  1990.   Subsequently,  he  held  various  finance positions at companies   operating  in  the  consumer  goods  and  capital  goods industries, including Fielmann AG as well as Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG.  Most recently, he was a member of the Board of Executive  Directors  of   Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for finance, accounting and taxes: A position he  held  since 2004. As of June 2009, he will be a member of the Board of  Executive  Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and responsible for finance. Jan Peter  Nonnenkamp  is married and has three children.

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Communications P.O. Box 10 20 29, 34111 Kassel, Germany Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel www.k-plus-s.com __________________________________________________________

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Ralf Bethke Board of Executive Directors: Norbert Steiner (Chairman), Joachim Felker, Gerd Grimmig, Dr. Thomas Nöcker Registered Office: Kassel Commercial Register: Kassel HRB 2669

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Further inquiry note:
Oliver Morgenthal
Phone:         +49 561 9301 1047
Fax:            +49 561 9301 2160
oliver.morgenthal@k-plus-s.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE0007162000
WKN:        716200
Index:    DAX, Midcap Market Index, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX,
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Börsen:  Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Berlin / regulated dealing
              Hamburg / regulated dealing
              Stuttgart / regulated dealing
              Düsseldorf / regulated dealing
              Hannover / regulated dealing
              München / regulated dealing



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