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Bastei Lübbe AG: Cologne Bastei Lübbe AG expands executive board

22.07.2014 / 10:03


Cologne Bastei Lübbe AG expands executive board

Cologne, 22 July 2014. Bastei Lübbe AG is expanding its executive board.
Jörg Plathner will take over as new head of the digital media division with
effect from 1 September 2014. The Supervisory Board of the Cologne-based
media company unanimously appointed the 48-year old as the fourth board

"The proportion that the digital media segment contributes to Bastei Lübbe
AG's success is constantly and rapidly increasing. By expanding its
executive board, Bastei Lübbe would like to follow this development and the
set the course for the next growth steps at home and abroad," explains
Supervisory Board chairman Dr. Friedrich Wehrle. "We are pleased to have
found Jörg Plathner for this task, an experienced manager with expertise
within the area of digital media," continued Wehrle. Along with Jörg
Plathner (digital media), the expanded executive board of the media company
now consists of Felix Rudloff (program), Klaus Kluge (marketing, sales) and
Thomas Schierack (chairman of the executive board, finance).

Jörg Plathner is known in industry circles as a proven specialist in
digital media. The 48-year old Master of Communications comes from
Mairdumont GmbH & Co. KG from Ostfildern, where he was responsible for the
digital division, and therefore for the fact that several portals, vertical
networks, mobile apps, eBooks, digital magazines and a pay-tv-channel were
successfully implemented and expanded. Previously, Plathner was a director
of the automobile division at Motor-Presse Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG for many
years, and was employed as managing director of Motor-Presse TV GmbH in
Stuttgart. "I am really looking forward to the new challenge at Bastei
Lübbe. The company performs a unique fusion of traditional publishing and
exciting media visions in Germany. I am enthusiastic about having the
opportunity to develop and realise the most diverse and exciting digital
products for the national and international markets in the future, under
the roof of a unique, strong brand. I am therefore looking forward to this
new task very much!"

The proportion of digital products in Bastei Lübbe AG's total turnover has
doubled almost annually in the last few years. With digital audio turnover
included, the digital proportion of the total turnover is already more than
14.5%. In the medium term, the two most recent majority interests, Daedalic
Entertainment GmbH and BookRix GmbH & Co. KG, are crucial contributors.

About Bastei Lübbe AG:
Bastei Lübbe AG is a media company in the form of a trade publisher. The
company is based in Cologne, Germany, and has around 335 employees. In the
context of its business activity, Bastei Lübbe publishes books, audiobooks,
ebooks and digital products with fictional and popular scientific content
as well as periodically released magazines in the form of paperback novels
and puzzle books. The business activity of Bastei Lübbe also includes the
licensing of rights and the development, production and distribution of
gifts, decorative and merchandising items. Bastei Lübbe has been the market
leader almost continuously in the growing fictional hardcover sector for
many years, and in the field of fictional e-books, the company was also
number 1 in 2013. In 2013, Bastei Lübbe AG celebrated its 60-year
anniversary and was listed on the stock exchange. Bastei Lübbe AG shares
are listed in the Prime Standard section of the Frankfurt stock exchange

Contact for Bastei Lübbe AG:
Barbara Fischer
Head of Press and
Event Marketing
Tel.: 0221 / 82 00 28 50
Email: barbara.fischer@luebbe.de

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Company:     Bastei Lübbe AG                                        
             Schanzenstraße 6 - 20                                  
             51063 Köln                                             
Phone:       02 21 / 82 00 - 0                                      
Fax:         02 21 / 82 00 - 1900                                   
E-mail:      investorrelations@luebbe.de                            
Internet:    www.luebbe.de                                          
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