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The composition of the Pfleiderer Group S.A. management board as at april 26, 2016

Michael Wolff
President of the Management Board, CEO

Mr. Michael Wolff (born in 1960) President of the Management Board, CEO - is certified Econ. Eng. In his professional career he worked on the management positions in the companies: Helsa Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Glunz AG, Villeroy & Boch AG, Freetime Group Germany GmbH and Optische Werke G. Rodenstock. Since April 2004 Mr Michael Wolff has been working for Pfleiderer Group, where he is a President of Management Board. He has been responsible for the successful restructuring of the Group. Currently, in charge of the process of full integration of East and West segments of the Pfleiderer Group and the development on the international markets. Until January 30th 2015 Mr Michael Wolff held a position of Chairman of Pfleiderer Grajewo SA Supervisory Board.

Mr. Michael Wolff (born in 1960) President of the Management Board, CEO - is certified Econ. Eng. In his professional career he worked on the management positions in the companies: Helsa Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Glunz AG, Villeroy & Boch AG, Freetime Group Germany GmbH and Optische Werke G. Rodenstock. Since April 2004 Mr Michael Wolff has been working for Pfleiderer Group, where he is a President of Management Board. He has been responsible for the successful restructuring of the Group. Currently, in charge of the process of full integration of East and West segments of the Pfleiderer Group and the development on the international markets. Until January 30th 2015 Mr Michael Wolff held a position of Chairman of Pfleiderer Grajewo SA Supervisory Board.

Wojciech Gątkiewicz
Member of the Management Board, CSO

Mr. Wojciech Gątkiewicz (born in 1961) Member of the Management Board, CSO - completed AGH University of Science and Technology with a title of Master of Engineering. Mr Wojciech Gątkiewicz obtained a title of MBA at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development with cooperation of Rotterdam School of Management. Mr. Wojciech Gątkiewicz held a position of President of Management Board of Monier Sp. z o.o. (former Lafarge Dachy) from January 2008. In years 2004-2008 Mr. Wojciech Gatkiewicz held a position of President of Management Board of Lafarge Dachy Sp. z o.o. – company established after merger of Braas Polska Sp. z o.o. and Rupp Ceramika Sp. z o.o. Previously Mr. Wojciech Gątkiewicz held in particular the positions of: President of Management Board of Braas Polska Sp. z o.o. (1996-2004) and President of Melaphyre Mine in Czarny Bór (1991-1995). Additionaly Mr Wojciech Gątkiewicz has been a lecturer of strategic management on MBA studies at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development since 2005 up to the present time.

Mr. Wojciech Gątkiewicz (born in 1961) Member of the Management Board, CSO - completed AGH University of Science and Technology with a title of Master of Engineering. Mr Wojciech Gątkiewicz obtained a title of MBA at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development with cooperation of Rotterdam School of Management. Mr. Wojciech Gątkiewicz held a position of President of Management Board of Monier Sp. z o.o. (former Lafarge Dachy) from January 2008. In years 2004-2008 Mr. Wojciech Gatkiewicz held a position of President of Management Board of Lafarge Dachy Sp. z o.o. – company established after merger of Braas Polska Sp. z o.o. and Rupp Ceramika Sp. z o.o. Previously Mr. Wojciech Gątkiewicz held in particular the positions of: President of Management Board of Braas Polska Sp. z o.o. (1996-2004) and President of Melaphyre Mine in Czarny Bór (1991-1995). Additionaly Mr Wojciech Gątkiewicz has been a lecturer of strategic management on MBA studies at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development since 2005 up to the present time.

Rafał Karcz
Member of the Management Board, CAO

Mr. Rafał Karcz (born in 1967) Member of the Management Board, CAO - graduated from the Katowice Academy of Economics and WEMBA at the University of Minnesota. From 1994, he worked successively as Assistant Director for Finance and Administration at Roltra Morse Poland Sp. z o.o., then as Financial Controller at Continental Can Poland Sp. z o.o. and as Financial Director of Multikino Sp. z o.o. In 1999, he joined Saint-Gobain Sekurit HanGlas Polska Sp. z o.o. as Director for Finance and Administration.

Mr. Rafał Karcz (born in 1967) Member of the Management Board, CAO - graduated from the Katowice Academy of Economics and WEMBA at the University of Minnesota. From 1994, he worked successively as Assistant Director for Finance and Administration at Roltra Morse Poland Sp. z o.o., then as Financial Controller at Continental Can Poland Sp. z o.o. and as Financial Director of Multikino Sp. z o.o. In 1999, he joined Saint-Gobain Sekurit HanGlas Polska Sp. z o.o. as Director for Finance and Administration.

Dirk Hardow
Member of the Management Board, COO

Mr. Dirk Hardow (born in 1965) Member of the Management Board, COO - is a graduate of the Technical Univeristy of Hamburg, where in 1993 he graduated in Industrial Engineering & Management (“Hochschulübergreifender Studiengang Wirtschaftsingenieur”). Since 2011 Mr. Dirk Hardow was associated with US corporation Owens – Illinois Inc. Within the Owens – Illinois Inc structures he was i.a. the Vice President of European Operations (August 2011 – May 2015) and since October 2013 he was the Vice – Chairman of the Board of Vetrerie Meridionali, a glass manufacturing company. Furthermore, since June 2015 Mr. Dirk Hardow was the General Manager for South East Europe, where he was responsible for the operations of 11 factories in Italy and Hungary. From October 2011 to April 2013 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Maltha Groep BV, a glass recycling company. Previously, Mr. Dirk Hardow worked on the management positions i.a. at Cremer-Group, Rohm and Hass Company as well as H.B. Fuller Company.

Mr. Dirk Hardow (born in 1965) Member of the Management Board, COO - is a graduate of the Technical Univeristy of Hamburg, where in 1993 he graduated in Industrial Engineering & Management (“Hochschulübergreifender Studiengang Wirtschaftsingenieur”). Since 2011 Mr. Dirk Hardow was associated with US corporation Owens – Illinois Inc. Within the Owens – Illinois Inc structures he was i.a. the Vice President of European Operations (August 2011 – May 2015) and since October 2013 he was the Vice – Chairman of the Board of Vetrerie Meridionali, a glass manufacturing company. Furthermore, since June 2015 Mr. Dirk Hardow was the General Manager for South East Europe, where he was responsible for the operations of 11 factories in Italy and Hungary. From October 2011 to April 2013 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Maltha Groep BV, a glass recycling company. Previously, Mr. Dirk Hardow worked on the management positions i.a. at Cremer-Group, Rohm and Hass Company as well as H.B. Fuller Company.

Richard Mayer
Member of the Management Board, CFO

Mr. Richard Mayer (born in 1962) Member of the Management Board, CFO - has a degree in economics. Mr Richard Mayer in his professional career worked on the management positions in Reichard, CON MOTO, Wacker Neuson SE. In Wacker Neuson SE he also held the position of Member of the Management Board. Since January 2013 Mr Richard Mayer has been working for Pfleiderer Group as a CFO. Until January 19th ,2016 Mr Richard Mayer held a position of Member of Pfleiderer Grajewo Supervisory Board.

Mr. Richard Mayer (born in 1962) Member of the Management Board, CFO - has a degree in economics. Mr Richard Mayer in his professional career worked on the management positions in Reichard, CON MOTO, Wacker Neuson SE. In Wacker Neuson SE he also held the position of Member of the Management Board. Since January 2013 Mr Richard Mayer has been working for Pfleiderer Group as a CFO. Until January 19th ,2016 Mr Richard Mayer held a position of Member of Pfleiderer Grajewo Supervisory Board.

On 2 March 2017 the Supervisory Board of Pfleiderer Group S.A. appointed Thomas Schäbinger as President and Chief Exectuive Officer (CEO). Mr. Schäbinger succeeds Michael Wolff, Pfleiderer Group's President and CEO who does not wish to extend his contract which expires in December 2017 and who will therefore leave the Group. The changes are effective as of 1 June 2017.

Mr. Thomas Schäbinger has been working as CEO of Bundy Refrigeration Group, cooling technology provider since 2015. Between 1998 and 2014 he held several positions in Mondi Europe and International (formermly known as Frantschach) a packaging and paper group with global operations in more than 30 countries and 25,700 eployees. Previously, Mr. Schäbinger worked in various management positions including at Unilever and at Beiersdorf. He has hands on strategic and operative experience in international operations, sales and procurement based on Lean Six Sigma annd Value Management approach.

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