ALTANA AG with a new Supervisory Board

  • Dr. Fritz Fröhlich takes over chairmanship
  • Wolfgruber: “Extraordinary personalities, both on a professional and personal level“


Frankfurt / Wesel, May 3, 2007. The Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT), which will operate as a specialty chemicals company in the future, newly constituted itself following the Annual General Meeting. Dr. Fritz Fröhlich, Chief Financial Officer of Akzo Nobel N.V. until 2004, was appointed new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The other new Board members are Dr. Helmut Eschwey, Chairman of the Board of Management of Heraeus Holding GmbH; Mr. Werner Spinner, member of the Management Board of Bayer AG until 2003; and Dr. Carl Voigt, Division Head of Degussa AG until 2006. Mrs. Susanne Klatten remains deputy chairwoman of the Supervisory Board; and Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Schmieder, member of the Management Board of Air Liquide S.A., remains chairman of the Audit Committee.

Justus Mische, ALTANA’s former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, as well as Dr. Ernst-Uwe Bufe, Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, and Prof. Heinz Riesenhuber resigned from their Board mandates. The Management Board extended its gratitude to the Supervisory Board members who were stepping down for their successful work.

“With the new Supervisory Board members we have found extraordinary personalities, both on a professional as well as on a personal level,“ stated Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, President and CEO of ALTANA. “Together with the remaining Supervisory Board members, they will accompany the growth and value oriented course of the new ALTANA in a constructive way.“



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