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Celesio AG: Changes in management of Celesio AG

22.05.2014 / 13:29


Changes in management of Celesio AG

Stuttgart, 22 May 2014. The Supervisory Board of Celesio AG today appointed
Marc Owen, to date President of McKesson Specialty Health and member of the
McKesson Operating Team, and Alain Vachon, to date Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, as new members
of the Management Board of Celesio AG with effect from 16 July 2014. Marc
Owen will take over the position of Chairman of the Management Board and
Alain Vachon will take over the position of Chief Financial Officer.

The current speaker of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer Dr.
Marion Helmes has by mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board resigned
from her office and terminated her engagement with the Company with effect
as of the end of 15 July 2014. The Chief Operating Officer Martin Fisher
has by mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board also resigned from his
office with effect as of the end of 22 May 2014. Dr. Marion Helmes will
additionally take over the position of interim Chief Operating Officer
until and including 15 July 2014.

The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Celesio AG today further
resolved to enter into the domination and profit and loss transfer
agreement with Dragonfly GmbH & Co. KGaA, a 100% indirect subsidiary of
McKesson Corporation in line with the terms previously announced (see also
ad hoc announcement of Celesio AG of 14 May 2014). The Agreement is
expected to be executed by both parties today and will be presented to the
Annual General Meeting of Celesio AG for approval on 15 July 2014.

Contacts Celesio Group

Investor Relations:
Markus Georgi, +49 (0)711.5001-1208
Michael Otto, +49 (0)711.5001-635

Marc Binder, +49 (0)711.5001-380
Rainer Berghausen, +49 (0)711.5001-549

About Celesio Group

Celesio is a leading international wholesale and retail company and
provider of logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare
sectors. The proactive and preventive approach ensures that patients
receive the products and support that they require for optimum care. With
some 39,000 employees, Celesio operates in 14 countries around the world.
Every day, the group serves over 2 million customers - at 2,200 pharmacies
of its own and 4,200 participants in brand partnership schemes. With
approximately 130 wholesale branches, Celesio supplies 65,000 pharmacies
and hospitals every day with up to 130,000 pharmaceutical products. The
services benefit a patient pool of about 15 million per day.

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Language:    English                                                    
Company:     Celesio AG                                                 
             Neckartalstr. 155                                          
             70376 Stuttgart                                            
Phone:       +49 (0)711 5001-735                                        
Fax:         +49 (0)711 5001-740                                        
E-mail:      investor@celesio.com                                       
Internet:    www.celesio.com                                            
ISIN:        DE000CLS1001, DE000CLS1043                                 
WKN:         CLS100, CLS104                                             
Indices:     MDAX                                                       
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime  
             Standard), München, Stuttgart; Freiverkehr in Hamburg,     
             Hannover; Terminbörse EUREX                                
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