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15.04.2016|Supervisory Board emphasises continuity in DMG MORI corporate management

Christian Thönes appointed chairman of the Executive Board

Bielefeld. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Dipl.-Kfm. Christian Thönes as chairman of the Executive Board of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT.

Christian Thönes (43) has already been a member of the Executive Board since January 2012 and headed the product development, production and technology areas. With immediate effect, Mr Thönes takes over responsibility for sales, product development, production, procurement, corporate public relations and audit.

He joined the group in 1998 and continuously took over more responsibility. As the managing director of SAUER GmbH, Mr. Thönes built up today’s successful Advanced Technologies division (Ultrasonic and Lasertec). From 2009 to 2011, Christian Thönes was managing director of DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH.

In the past years, Christian Thönes has successfully driven the optimisation of production plants and product lines. Through innovative technology and software solutions, he has positioned DMG MORI for the future. Thönes: “I am pleased about the trust placed in me and look forward to the further global alignment of DMG MORI.”

The Executive Board

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Disclaimer, Forward-looking statement

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There are two companies using the name “DMG MORI“: DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT with registered office in Bielefeld, Germany, and DMG MORI COMPANY LIMITED with registered office in Nagoya, Japan. This release refers exclusively to DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT. If reference is made in this release to the “DMG MORI group”, this refers exclusively to the DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and its group companies.