PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport

PUMA announces Changes to Board of Management

Klaus Bauer appointed as Member of the Board of Management - Dieter Bock resigns from the Board of Management for personal reasons

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Herzogenaurach (euro adhoc) - PUMA announces Changes to Board of Management

Klaus Bauer appointed as Member of the Board of Management -          
Dieter Bock resigns from the Board of Management for personal reasons

Herzogenaurach, Germany, March 3,  2009  -  Sportlifestyle  company   PUMA  today announces changes  to  the  Board  of  Management:  Klaus Bauer  (53)  will  be appointed as Member of the Board of Management, effective August  1,  2009,  and will assume the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). At  the same time, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Dieter Bock (50),  who  has  been  with PUMA since 1979 and a Member of the Board of Management since 2005, will   resign from the Board due to his personal life planning.

As the  new  COO,  Klaus  Bauer  will  take  over  responsibility   for  Finance, Controlling, Legal, Operations, Logistics, IT, and Human Resources on August  1, 2009. Bauer, who has a degree in business administration, has been  working  for PUMA for 20 years  in different  positions.  In  his  current  role  as  Senior Executive Vice President he is responsible for  IT,  Operations,  Logistics   and regional as well as strategic projects  related  to  company   expansion.  Dieter Bock will remain in charge of Finance until he leaves the company  on  July  31, 2009, hence ensuring a smooth transition and hand-over to his successor.

Jochen Zeitz, Chairman and CEO of PUMA AG: "We  are  pleased  to   welcome  Klaus Bauer as a new Member to the Board of Management  of   PUMA  AG  in  August  this year. He brings along an extensive experience in different management  positions within PUMA  and  has   an  outstanding  knowledge  of  organizing,  leading  and managing the full range of operational business processes.

We regret that Dieter Bock has made the decision to leave the   Company  and  are grateful for his successful work at PUMA for many years. In more than  30  years that he has been with  the  company,   he  achieved  a  great  track  record  and contributed significantly to the company's financial  performance  in  the  last years and PUMA's current solid financial position."

Media Contact:

Ulf  Santjer - Corporate Communications - PUMA AG - +49 9132 81 2489 - ulf.santjer@puma.com

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PUMA is one of the world's leading sportlifestyle  companies  that   designs  and develops footwear, apparel and accessories.  It is committed to working in  ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE  Sustainability  and Peace, and by staying true to the values of being  Fair,  Honest,  Positive  and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and  ends  in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories  such  as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf   and  Sailing.  The  Black  label  features collaborations  with   renowned  designers  such  as  Alexander  McQueen,  Mihara Yasuhiro and Sergio Rossi. The PUMA Group owns  the  brands  PUMA,  Tretorn   and Hussein Chalayan.  The company, which  was  founded  in  1948,   distributes  its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than  9,000  people  worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London  and  Hong  Kong. For more information, please visit www.puma.com

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Further inquiry note:
Ulf Santjer

Telefon: +49 (0)9132 81-2489
E-Mail: ulf.santjer@puma.com

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