The Annual General Meeting of 21 April 2009 elected the following shareholder representatives to a five-year term: Prof. Dr Henning Kagermann, who had been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board by the court on 18 February 2009, Dr Ulrich Schröder, who had previously been appointed a member of the Supervisory Board by the court as at 1 September 2008, and Dr Stefan Schulte. Prof. Dr Ralf Krüger left the Supervisory Board with effect from the end of the AGM on 21 April 2009. The employee representatives remained the same in 2009.
The following changes occurred on the company’s Board of Management: John Mullen resigned his seat on the Board of Management effective 25 February 2009. As his successor, Ken Allen was appointed to the Board of Management with effect from 26 February 2009 to head up the EXPRESS division. John Allan resigned his seat on the Board of Management on 30 June 2009. Lawrence Rosen was appointed to the Board of Management on 10 March 2009 and took up his position as CFO of the company on 1 September 2009.