Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG


(ISIN DE0005878003)

Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza leaves the Executive Board of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Bielefeld, 6 April 2016. The long-standing Chairman of the Executive Board of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza, has today resigned from his position as Chairman of the Executive Board of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, in view of DMG MORI CO., LTD.’s intention to conclude a domination and profit transfer agreement with DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT as dependent company. He leaves the Executive Board by mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board. After more than 40 years of professional life the 61-year-old Dr. Kapitza is bringing his operative activities to an end. Dr. Kapitza is clearing the way for a personnel realignment taking into account the changed shareholder structure with the majority shareholder DMG MORI CO., LTD. The Supervisory Board thanks Dr. Kapitza for his successful 20-years of service as Chairman of the Executive Board of the company and his more than 30-years of service in the enterprise.

The Supervisory Board will discuss the issue of the future management and further development of the company in its next meeting.

The Supervisory Board

Disclaimer, Forward-looking statement

Disclaimer, Forward-looking statement

Statements relating to the future: 

This press release contains statements relating to the future, which are based on current estimates by the management regarding future developments. Such statements are based on the management's current expectations and specific assumptions. They are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could lead to the actual future circumstances including the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT differing materially from or being more negative than that those expressly or implicitly assumed or described in these statements. The business activities of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT are subject to a series of risks and uncertainties, which may result in forward-looking statements estimates or forecasts becoming inaccurate. Should one of these factors of uncertainty or other unforeseeable event occur, or should the assumptions on which these statements are based prove incorrect, the actual results may differ materially from the results stated, expected, anticipated, intended, planned, aimed at, estimated or projected in these statements. Forward-looking statements must not be understood as a guarantee or assurance of future developments or events contained therein.

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.