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Changes in Senior Management

K+S KALI GmbH / Changes in Senior Management

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Kassel (euro adhoc) - Kassel, 15 May 2009

K+S KALI GmbH Changes in Senior Management

At its meeting held on 13 May 2009, the Supervisory  Board  of  K+S   KALI  GmbH, Kassel, appointed Steffen Kirchhof as a new member of the senior management  and as personnel director starting from 1 August 2009. His mandate  will  run  until 31 July 2012. Moreover, he will be remaining in his previous  position  as  head of the Personnel holding unit in K+S Aktiengesellschaft.

Dr. Thomas Nöcker has tendered his resignation from the  position  of personnel director of K+S KALI GmbH as of 31  July  2009.  In   future,  he  will  dedicate himself completely to his responsibilities as member of the Board  of  Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft.

The mandates of the previous members of the senior management, Dr. Ernst  Andres and Dr. Ralf Diekmann, were each extended by five years starting from 1  January 2010 until 31 December 2014.

Note to editors Printable portrait photographs of Messrs. Kirchhof, Dr. Nöcker, Dr.  Andres  and Dr. Diekmann are available at www.k-plus-s.com

Your contact person:
Michael Wudonig
Phone:         +49 561 9301 1262
Fax:            +49 561 9301 1666
michael.wudonig@k-plus-s.com

Profile: Steffen Kirchhof Member of senior management, Personnel Director of K+S KALI GmbH from 1 August 2009

Steffen Kirchhof was born in Frankfurt  am  Main  in  1967.   Following  his  law studies he served legal traineeships in e.g.   Würzburg,  Karlstadt,  Kerpen  and Bonn until 1998. In 1999, he joined the K+S Group  at  its  Kassel  site  as  an expert in the field of employment law and social law. From  2002  to  2004,  Mr. Kirchhof was employed as head of Executive Support in the  personnel department at the Kassel site. Since 2004, he has been  heading  the Personnel  functional unit. Starting from  1  August  2009,  he  will become  member  of  the  senior management of K+S KALI GmbH as personnel director. Mr. Kirchhof is  married  and has two children.

Profile: Dr. Thomas Nöcker Member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and until 31 July 2009 Member of the Senior Management of K+S KALI GmbH

Dr. Thomas Nöcker was  born  in  Neukirchen-Vluyn  (North   Rhine-Westphalia)  in 1958. After his  studies  of  law  and  after   having  subsequently  obtained  a doctorate at Münster, he  served   legal  traineeships  in  e.g.  Düsseldorf  and Montreal, Canada. In 1991, he  joined  RAG  Aktiengesellschaft,  where  he  held various positions. Most recently, he  was  responsible  for  the  central   staff division, a position he held until 1998. Subsequently, he was appointed  to  the Board of Executive Directors of RAG Saarberg AG in 1998, where he  was  assigned responsibility for personnel,  legal   affairs  and  IT  management/organisation. Since August 2003, Dr.   Nöcker has been a  member  of  the  Board  of  Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft. He is responsible for personnel  and  holds the  position  of  Personnel  Director.  He  is    also    responsible for    the complementary business segments logistics (KTG) and trading business  (CFK)  as well  as  for  purchasing,  IT-Services,   property  management    and    knowledge management. Dr. Nöcker  has   tendered  his  resignation  from  the  position  of personnel director in the senior management of K+S  KALI  GmbH  as  of  31   July 2009.

Profile: Dr. Ernst Andres Member of the Senior Management of K+S KALI GmbH, Marketing and Sales

Dr. Ernst Andres  was  born  in  Düdelsheim  (Hesse)  in  1955.   After  studying agricultural science and subsequently obtaining a   doctorate  in  Göttingen,  he joined Kali und Salz AG as a specialist consultant in 1984. In 1985,  he  became head of the agricultural crop fertilization unit and headed the  Eastern  Europe application   advice  department  from  1993.  Dr.  Andres  headed  the    product marketing unit from 1996 until the end of 2000. Subsequently, in 2001,  he  took over the management of Potash Import & Chemical Cooperation (PICC), New York,  a marketing subsidiary of K+S KALI GmbH.  In  2004,  he  returned  to  the  Kassel headquarters as head of sales at K+S KALI GmbH. He has  been  appointed  to  the senior management of K+S KALI GmbH with effect from 1 January 2007.  Dr.   Andres is married and has two children.

Profile: Dr. Ralf Diekmann Member of the Senior Management of K+S KALI GmbH, Production and Technology

Dr. Ralf Diekmann was born in Oetinghausen  (Westphalia)  in  1954.   He  studied engineering and process technology at the University of Braunschweig. He  joined Kali  und  Salz  AG  in  1981.  After   serving  in  various  positions  at    the Sigmundshall and Heringen sites, he  was  works  assistant  at  the  Wintershall plant from 1985 to 1988. Subsequently,  he  took  over  the  management  of  the potassium chloride and Kieserite factory at the Hattorf site. In   1989,  he  was awarded a doctorate by TH Darmstadt. In 1991, Dr. Diekmann moved to  the  Kassel headquarters and headed the process technology department until 1994.  In  1994, he returned to the Sigmundshall site and  initially  headed  factory  operations there before becoming plant manager in  1995.  He  has  been  appointed  to the senior management of K+S  KALI  GmbH  with  effect  from  1   January  2007.  Dr. Diekmann is married and has two children.

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michael.wudonig@k-plus-s.com

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Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Ralf Bethke
Board of Executive Directors: Norbert Steiner (Chairman), Joachim Felker, Gerd
Grimmig, Dr. Thomas Nöcker
Registered Office: Kassel
Commercial Register: Kassel HRB 2669

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE0007162000
WKN:        716200
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