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GEA Group AG: CFO takes early retirement

GEA Group announced that its supervisory board and the CFO Dr. Helmut Schmale have mutually agreed that Dr. Schmale will step down from the executive board prior to the termination of his appointment, which is due to expire by the end of March 2021. Pending a decision on his succession, Dr. Schmale will continue to perform his present tasks and responsibilities.

A few weeks earlier, the company already announced that the CEO Jürg Oleas does not intend to extend the term of his office beyond December 31st, 2019, and suggested to leave the executive board at the AGM in April 2019 in order to allow for a swift change in leadership.

Recent earnings announcements and the share price movement since the beginning of this year did not meet investor´s expectations. The upcoming changes on the executive board level may pave the way for a more positive trend.