John Feldmann new chairman of KION Group supervisory board

Wednesday, 28. September 2011 10:57
John Feldmann new chairman of KION Group supervisory board
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Wiesbaden, 28 September 2011 - The supervisory board of KION Group GmbH has
elected John Feldmann (62) as its chairman. He takes over from Johannes Huth of
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Ltd (KKR), who is to remain a supervisory board
member. The KION Group GmbH shareholders' meeting had appointed John Feldmann as
a shareholder representative on its supervisory board. Philip Wack, KKR, had
stepped down from the supervisory board.

Johannes Huth, managing director at KKR, and Alexander Dibelius, managing
director at Goldman Sachs, stressed: "With John Feldmann on KION's supervisory
board we have a manager with a wealth of international experience. He will
support the management under CEO Gordon Riske, and will contribute to the
further dynamic growth of the company."

John Feldmann, who has a doctorate in chemistry, has worked in strategic and
operational management roles in the chemical industry for more than 30 years.
For several years he was head of south-east Asian business at BASF SE, where he
was a member of the board of executive directors from 2000 to 2011. He has been
a member of the supervisory board of Bilfinger Berger SE, Mannheim, since 2008
and a member of the chairman's committee of the supervisory board since 2010.

"As chairman of the KION Group's supervisory board, the task of helping KION
further expand its operations in the global growth markets is exciting and
challenging in equal measure. I am looking forward to working with Gordon Riske
and his team", said John Feldmann.

The Company
With its six brands - Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM, Baoli and Voltas - the KION
Group is Europe's market leader for industrial trucks, the global number two in
the industry and the leading international supplier in China. In 2010, the
Company employed around 20,000 people worldwide and generated revenue of more
than €3.5 billion.

For more information please contact:
Michael Hauger
Head of Communications and Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)611 770 655

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