Klöckner & Co SE

EANS-News: Klöckner & Co SE expands Management Board: The Supervisory Board appoints Bill Partalis Member of the Board responsible for the "Americas" segment

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Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)

Duisburg (euro adhoc) - Duisburg, September 20, 2011: In today´s meeting, the
Supervisory Board of Klöckner & Co SE appointed Mr. Bill Partalis third member
of the Company´s Management Board. From October on, he will be representing the
"Americas" segment on the Board. In setting up this new Management Board
position, the Supervisory Board is mirroring the growth in importance of
business in the Americas on the back of the Macsteel and Frefer acquisitions -
business which today accounts for around a third of Group sales. Alongside his
responsibility for the "Americas" segment, Bill Partalis will continue to
oversee the operational side of US activities from Roswell, Georgia, USA.
Bill Partalis has been working for the US-American subsidiary of the Company for
20 years. Following numerous executive positions in the operational field, he
was appointed CEO of Namasco in 2002, in which position he has played an
instrumental part in the successful integration of the Primary and Temtco
acquisitions. Since the takeover of Macsteel, he is additionally responsible for
the combined US business. 
Bill Partalis (born in 1953) is a US citizen, married with two children. 

About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal
products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European
and American markets combined. The core business of the Klöckner & Co Group is
the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals as well as the
operation of steel service centers. More than 170,000 active customers are
supplied through around 290 distribution and service locations by around 11,000
employees in 16 countries in Europe and America. The Company had sales of around
EUR5.2 billion in the fiscal year 2010.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market
segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter
Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard).
Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the MDAX® index of Deutsche Börse.

ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Thilo Theilen
Leiter Investor Relations
Telefon: +49 (0)203 307 2050
E-Mail: thilo.theilen@kloeckner.de

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company:     Klöckner & Co SE
             Am Silberpalais 1
             D-47057 Duisburg
phone:       +49(0)203-307-0
FAX:         +49(0)203-307-5000
mail:     info@kloeckner.de
WWW:      http://www.kloeckner.de
sector:      Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:        DE000KC01000
indexes:     CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München 
language:   English

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