DGAP-Adhoc: LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft: Change of leadership in LANXESS Board of Management

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LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

26.01.2014 21:23

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Change of leadership in LANXESS Board of Management

Cologne - The supervisory board of LANXESS AG has resolved at its meeting
today to end, by mutual agreement, the appointment of Axel C. Heitmann as
Member and Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG, effective the
end of February  28, 2014.

LANXESS is facing significant challenges, for example in terms of market
capacities and business portfolio. Therefore, the Supervisory Board
believes it is the right time to hand over responsibility to a new
leadership in order to overcome these challenges.

The supervisory board has appointed as his successor Matthias Zachert,
former Chief Financial Officer of LANXESS AG and currently Chief Financial
Officer at Merck KGaA, effective not later than May 15, 2014.

Until Mr. Zachert joins the Board of Management, LANXESS
Chief Financial Officer Bernhard Duettmann will perform the
responsibilities of the previous Chairman of the Board of Management.

Cologne,  January 26, 2014

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assumptions and forecasts made by LANXESS AG management. Various known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material
differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The
company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking
statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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Language:     English
Company:      LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft
              Kennedyplatz 1
              50569 Köln
Phone:        +49 (0)221 8885-0
Fax:          +49 (0)221 8885-4944
E-mail:       ir@lanxess.com
Internet:     www.lanxess.com
ISIN:         DE0005470405
WKN:          547040
Indices:      DAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart;
              Terminbörse EUREX
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