Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Henkel Adhesives business under new management from mid-June

Integration of National Starch businesses progressing on fast track

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Düsseldorf (euro adhoc) - Thomas Geitner (53), who has been a member of the Henkel Management Board  since March 1,  2008,  will  assume   responsibility  for  the  Adhesives  Technologies business sector, effective mid-June. As  already  announced  in  February  2008, Alois Linder (60), Executive Vice President Adhesives Technologies, will   resign from his office at his own request.

"The integration process of the recently acquired National Starch businesses has started excellently. Alois Linder's decision to hand over his office at an earlier date is an important step to maintain both the speed and continuity of this major project," says Kasper Rorsted, Chief Executive Officer of Henkel. "My special thanks go to Alois Linder. He has very successfully managed our Adhesives business and set the course for the future. I am convinced that Thomas Geitner will successfully continue the further development and internationalization of our Adhesives businesses."

Thomas Geitner, who has been a member  of  the  Henkel  Management   Board  since March 1, 2008, has followed a highly successful career in the  technologies  and telecommunication  businesses.  He    held   senior    management    positions    in international companies. Following assignments  at  Heidelberger  Druckmaschinen AG and Leybold AG,  he  was  a  member  of  the  Management  Board  of  RWE AG. Subsequently, for almost seven years Geitner  was  a  member  of the  Board  of

@@start.t2@@Directors of Vodafone Group PLC in UK.  During  this  time  he  was  responsible among  others  for  the  successful  integration  of    the    former    Mannesmann businesses, the creation of the worldwide Vodafone  brand,  the  development  of global products and the consolidation of both the worldwide  infrastructure  and purchasing.

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successful in various  functions.  In  2002  he  was  appointed   Executive  Vice President Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives. In 2007 Alois Linder led the  merger of the Henkel Adhesives and Technologies business sectors.  Since  then  he  has headed Henkel's largest business sector, that of Adhesives Technologies.

For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands  and   technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel  operates  in three business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and  Adhesives  Technologies  - and ranks among the   Fortune  Global  500  companies.  In  fiscal  2007,  Henkel generated sales of 13,074 million euros and operating profit  of  1,344   million euros. Our 53,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our  corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and   ensuring  that  people  in  more  than  125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.

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Lars Witteck                                  Wulf Klüppelholz
Phone: +49-211-797-2606                 Phone: +49-211-797-1875
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Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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Further inquiry note:
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Tel.: +49 (0)211 797-2606
E-Mail: lars.witteck@henkel.com

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