EANS-News: Wienerberger AG announces the appointment of a new Supervisory Board Chair CNE

Wednesday, 25. November 2020 08:00
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Vienna - 25 November 2020

* Peter Steiner takes over the Chair from Peter Johnson
* Further step in the repositioning of Wienerberger on its long-term growth

The Supervisory and Management Board of Wienerberger AG are pleased to announce
that, following a thorough evaluation of internal and external candidates, it
has appointed Peter Steiner as Chair of the Supervisory Board to succeed Peter
Johnson. Peter Steiner will take up his new position on January 1, 2021. Peter
Johnson will remain a member of the Supervisory Board.

Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG, commented: "I am excited that with Peter
we have an outstanding new chair from our existing Supvervisory Board. He has
not only extensive experience in our industry at the highest international
levels but also knows Wienerberger and its end-markets extremely well. This is
obviously of enormous value in this very particular times and will ensure that
Wienerberger continous its growth path. My team and I are really looking forward
to working with Peter. I also want to thank Peter Johnson for his tremendous
effort in steering the Supervisory Board in these uncertain times and
successfully helping us to reposition Wienerberger."

This new orientation in the Supervisory Board marks a further step in the
repositioning and implementation of Wienerberger's growth strategy. The current
situation around COVID-19 as well as the prevailing travel restrictions have led
to an earlier than planned conclusion of the succession process in the
chairmanship of the Supervisory Board.

Peter Johnson said: "I have very much enjoyed working closely with Heimo and my
colleagues of the Supervisory Board over the last year since taking on the
transitional role as Chair. In my role I have got to know Peter Steiner very
well and have been impressed by his knowledge, experience and his strong
commitment to Wienerberger. It has been a great privilege to chair the
Supervisory Board of Wienerberger and I am sure that Peter and Heimo will lead
Wienerberger successfully into the future."

Peter Steiner stated: "I am very honoured to be appointed as Chair of such a
sound and longstanding company as Wienerberger. I have been pleased to see the
outstanding performance of the company in recent years and especially since the
outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, I am looking forward to chair the
Supervisory Board in the next period of growth and work closely with Heimo and
his Mangagement Team."

Peter Steiner was first appointed to the Supervisory Board at the AGM in June
2018. He is currently a non-executive director of Clariant AG and Chairman of
the Supervisory Board of Zeal Network SE. He was formerly CFO, COO and the CEO
of Dyckerhoff AG and Chairman of the Board of Xella International S.A. He is a
Certified Public Accountant who worked for several years at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Peter Johnson was appointed as the Chair of the Supervisory Board of
Wienerberger AG in October 2019 for a limited period to bring the Board's
practices in line with international as well as Austrian practices and to ensure
a long-term successor is in place before the AGM in May 2021. He is (until
January 31, 2021) Chair of Electrocomponents plc and was previously Chair of DS
Smith plc, a non-executive director of SSL-International PLC and CEO of George
Wimpey plc and The Rugby Group Plc.

Further inquiry note:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83| claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

Anna Maria Grausgruber, Head of Investor Relations Wienerberger AG
t +43 1 601 92 - 10221 | investor@wienerberger.com

end of announcement                         euro adhoc

issuer:       Wienerberger AG
              Wienerbergerplatz 1
              A-1100 Wien
phone:        +43 1 60 192-0
FAX:          +43 1 60 192-10159
mail:         office@wienerberger.com
WWW:          www.wienerberger.com
ISIN:         AT0000831706, AT0000A2GLA0
indexes:      ATX
stockmarkets: Wien
language:     English

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