Von Roll Holding AG

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Achim Klotz appointed CEO of Von Roll Group

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Management Changes
18.12.2012


Au / Wädenswil, Switzerland, December 18, 2012 - The Von Roll Holding AG Board
of Directors has appointed Achim Klotz, currently executive management member
and Divisional Head Advanced Materials at Bühler AG, Uzwil, as new CEO of the
Von Roll Group. Klotz succeeds the current CEO Matthias Oppermann, who will be
leaving the company. Board Chairman Dr. Peter Kalantzis will act as CEO ad
interim until Achim Klotz takes office during the first half of 2013.
Achim Klotz (52) graduated in mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical
University (Germany) and in marketing and business administration at the
European Business School, Wiesbaden. Since 1998 he has been Divisional Head
Diecasting at the Bühler Group, from 2001 to 2005 he additionally took over
Bühler North America, and in 2009 he was appointed Divisional Head Advanced
Materials, covering all non-food activities of the Group. In this position he is
responsible for the production, research & development, sales and service,
erection and process technology activities of four business units. Thanks to his
years of business experience and his management skills in technically demanding
fields, Achim Klotz is well equipped for resolutely implementing the Von Roll
Group strategy.
The Board of Directors sincerely thanks the departing CEO Matthias Oppermann for
his services, and wishes him all the best for his personal and professional
future. 
As CEO ad interim the Board of Directors has appointed its Chairman Dr. Peter
Kalantzis, who in teamwork with CFO Stefan Kellmann and the board members will
ensure the continuity of company leadership in the meantime.

About Von Roll Holding AG:
Von Roll is an international, medium-sized industrial company specialising in
products and services for electrical insulation, electrical technology and power
transmission and distribution as well as water treatment. Based in Switzerland,
Von Roll has around 3,000 employees and is represented at over 30 production and
distribution sites across the world.

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risks and influences may lead to discrepancies with statements portrayed here.
Furthermore, rounding differences may lead to discrepancies in the reported
figures. The release is originally prepared in German and then translated into
English. In the event of any discrepancy, the German version prevails. For more
detailed information on the company and business development, please see the
Annual and Semi-Annual Report of Von Roll Holding AG. They are available in
digital form at http://www.vonroll.com/en/financial-reports.html.

Further inquiry note:
Susanne Nelsen
Corporate Communications
T: +41 44 204 3034, F: +41 44 204 3039, E: press@vonroll.com

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issuer:      Von Roll Holding AG
             Steinacherstrasse 101
             CH-8804 Au / Wädenswil
phone:       +41 (0)44 204 30 34
FAX:         +41 (0)44 204 30 39
mail:     press@vonroll.com
WWW:      http://www.vonroll.ch
sector:      Misc. Industrials
ISIN:        CH0003245351
indexes:     SPI, Midcap Market Index
stockmarkets: Main Standard: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English
 



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