ALNO AG

EANS-Adhoc: ALNO AG
Elmar Duffner joins ALNO AG´s management board as COO

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  ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
  adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely
  responsible for the content of this announcement.
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31.07.2011

• Long-standing managing director of Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH to take over

      as CEO of ALNO AG in 2013
    • Key tasks as COO: operational management, expansion of international
      business and continued strengthening of premium brand ALNO


Pfullendorf, July 31, 2011 - Elmar  Duffner,  managing  director  of  Poggenpohl
Möbelwerke GmbH since 2002, will take over the position of COO of ALNO  AG,  one
of Germany´s leading kitchen manufacturers, by February 1, 2012 at  the  latest.
In the role  of  COO,  he  will  be  responsible  for  international  sales  and
distribution, production, purchasing, logistics, product development,  marketing
and  communications.  His  other  main  priorities  will  be  the  international
expansion of ALNO AG and the further enhancement of the company´s premium  brand
ALNO. Duffner will take over as CEO from Max Müller  at  the  company´s  AGM  in
2013. Max Müller intends to join the supervisory  board  after  this  transition
period, which is to ensure strategic continuity of leadership.

ALNO AG, which is Germany´s second biggest and Europe´s fourth  biggest  kitchen
manufacturer, serves a wide range of customer target groups and  price  segments
through its ALNO, WELLMANN, IMPULS  and  PINO  brands.  The  company  has  three
subsidiaries abroad and around 7,000  sales  and  distribution  partners  in  64
countries. Foreign sales accounted for 28.4% of revenues in  the  2010  business
year. The company´s strategic goal under the leadership of Elmar Duffner  is  to
significantly increase revenues from foreign sales.

Elmar Duffner was managing director of Poggenpohl  Möbelwerke  GmbH  from  2002,
where he successfully drove forward the international expansion of  the  premium
kitchen manufacturer. Under his leadership the  company  grew  at  above-average
levels and consistently posted a positive earnings  performance.  Elmar  Duffner
has been President of the Association of the  German  Furniture  Industry  since
2008 and sits on the board of several other industry associations.

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About ALNO AG:
ALNO AG is one of Germany’s leading kitchen manufacturers. It has four national
production facilities and also a production facility in Dubai, and serves the
German and international markets with a full range of kitchens. The ALNO Group
has four brands: the core brand ALNO and also WELLMANN (classic/modern), IMPULS
(minimalist) and PINO (entry-level prices). ALNO AG has around 7,000
distribution partners and is active in more than 64 countries. In fiscal year
2010 around 1,787 employees recorded revenues of approx. EUR 467.3 million.
Foreign sales accounted for 28.4% of revenues.

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Legal notice:
This ad hoc announcement may include forward-looking statements, which are based
on the current expectations and forecasts of ALNO AG’s management or its
associated companies. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors may lead to the actual results, financial position, or performance of
ALNO AG and its affiliated companies deviating substantially from the estimates
included herein. Neither ALNO AG nor its affiliated companies undertake to
update any such forward-looking statement and to adjust these to future events
or developments.

Further inquiry note:
CNC AG 
Patricia Eschenlohr
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E Patricia.Eschenlohr@cnc-communications.com

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issuer:      ALNO AG 
             Heiligenbergerstraße  47
             D-88629 Pfullendorf
phone:       +49 7552 21-311
FAX:         +49 7552 21-3838
mail:     max.mueller@alno.de
WWW:      http://www.alno.de 
sector:      Furnishings & Furniture
ISIN:        DE0007788408
indexes:     
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, regulated dealing:
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/general standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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