Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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Management Changes/Henkel


Düsseldorf (euro adhoc) - December 13, 2011



Henkel names successor for CFO Lothar Steinebach

Carsten Knobel to become new Henkel CFO mid-2012

Düsseldorf/Germany - Effective July 1,  2012,  Carsten  Knobel  (42),  Corporate
Senior Vice President and Financial Director  of  Henkel´s  Cosmetics/Toiletries
business  and  responsible  for  Corporate  Controlling,  will  succeed   Lothar
Steinebach (63) as Chief Financial Officer of  Henkel.  Steinebach  will  retire
end of June 2012 after more than 30  years  with  Henkel  in  a  number  leading
positions and serving since 2003 on  the  Management  Board  as  Executive  Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer.

"We are pleased to name Carsten as a highly-qualified and experienced  successor
to our Chief Financial Officer. This decision is testament to our strong  talent
pipeline and people  development  at  Henkel.  It  is  also  in  line  with  our
tradition to decide timely on upcoming changes at the  Management  Board,"  said
Kasper Rorsted, Chief Executive Officer of Henkel.

Carsten Knobel graduated from Technical University of Berlin with  a  degree  in
Business Administration and Technical Chemistry  and  started  his  career  with
Henkel in 1995 in R&D. From 1998 onwards, he held several  management  positions
in Finance/Controlling and International Marketing, including  the  post  merger
integration in the US after the acquisition of  Dial  Corporation.  In  2006  he
took over responsibility for Group Strategy  and  Corporate  Controlling.  Since
2009, he is Financial Director for the Cosmetics/Toiletries business of  Henkel.


Lothar  Steinebach  joined  Henkel  in  1980  as  legal  counsel  in  the  Legal
Department in  which  he  held  several  leading  positions.  In  1995,  he  was
appointed to Corporate Senior Vice President  Finance/Controlling.  Since  2003,
he is a member of  the Management Board as Executive Vice  President  and  Chief
Financial  Officer,  responsible  for   Finance/Controlling,   IT,   Legal   and
Purchasing.






Henkel  operates  worldwide  with  leading  brands  and  technologies  in  three
business  areas:  Laundry  &  Home  Care,  Cosmetics/Toiletries   and   Adhesive
Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally  leading  market  positions
both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known  brands  such  as
Persil,  Schwarzkopf  and  Loctite.  Henkel  employs  about  48,000  people  and
reported sales of 15,092 million euros and adjusted operating  profit  of  1,862
million euros in fiscal 2010.  Henkel´s  preferred  shares  are  listed  in  the
German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.

This document  contains  forward-looking  statements  which  are  based  on  the
current estimates and assumptions made by the corporate management of Henkel  AG
& Co. KGaA. Forward-looking statements are characterized by  the  use  of  words
such as expect, intend, plan, predict, assume,  believe,  estimate,  anticipate,
forecast and similar formulations. Such statements are not to be  understood  as
in any way guaranteeing that those expectations will turn out  to  be  accurate.
Future performance and the results actually achieved by Henkel  AG  &  Co.  KGaA
and its affiliated companies depend on a number of risks and  uncertainties  and
may therefore differ materially from the  forward-looking  statements.  Many  of
these factors are outside Henkel´s control and cannot  be  accurately  estimated
in advance,  such  as  the  future  economic  environment  and  the  actions  of
competitors and others involved in the marketplace.  Henkel  neither  plans  nor
undertakes to update forward-looking statements.

Contact

Lars Witteck                            Wulf Klüppelholz
Tel.  +49 211 797 - 2606                Tel. +49 211 797 - 1875
Fax   +49 211 798 - 4040                Fax  +49 211 798 - 4040

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

http://www.henkel.com{0>

press@henkel.com


Further inquiry note:
Irene Honisch
Corporate Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)211 797-5668
E-Mail: irene.honisch@henkel.com

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company:     Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
             Henkelstr. 67
             D-40191 Düsseldorf
phone:       +49 (0)211 797-0
FAX:         +49 (0)211 798-4008
WWW:      http://www.henkel.com
sector:      Consumer Goods
ISIN:        DE0006048432, DE0006048408
indexes:     DAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Hamburg,
             Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Hannover, München, regulated dealing: Berlin 
language:   English
 



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