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DGAP-News: Aareal Bank AG: Changes in Aareal Bank Group's top management (news with additional features)

17.09.2015, 14:26 Uhr

DGAP-News: Aareal Bank AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel Aareal Bank AG: Changes in Aareal Bank Group's top management (news with additional features)

17.09.2015 / 14:26


Changes in Aareal Bank Group's top management

- Dr Wolf Schumacher retires as Chairman of the Management Board after 10
years in office

- Hermann J. Merkens appointed new Chairman of the Management Board

Wiesbaden, 17 September 2015 - During its ordinary meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Aareal Bank AG has resolved to effect a change at the top of the Management Board: After 10 years as Chairman of the Management Board, Dr Wolf Schumacher retires from the Management Board of Aareal Bank AG, by amicable and mutual consent. With immediate effect, the Supervisory Board appointed the former Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer, Hermann J. Merkens, as his successor.

Dr Schumacher has headed Aareal Bank Group since April 2005. Under his stewardship, the Bank first undertook a successful realignment and was afterwards steered safely through the financial crisis. With its favourable business development continuing at a steady pace in recent times, the Group went on expanding its market position as one of the leading property specialists.

Marija Korsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aareal Bank AG, declared: "The Supervisory Board thanks Dr Schumacher for his outstanding services to the development of Aareal Bank Group, in which he played a decisive role throughout the last decade. In cooperation with the entire Management Board team, he has made a key contribution to Aareal Bank's excellent shape and position to master the challenges of the future. So this is a good moment to pass on the baton".


His successor Hermann J. Merkens has been a member of the Management Board since 2001. His areas of responsibility include the Finance, Risk Controlling and Credit Management divisions. In December 2014, he also became Deputy Chairman of the Management Board. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, he held particular responsibility for taking successful measures to strengthen the capital base over the last few years, and contributed significantly to the success of Aareal Bank's most recent acquisitions.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Marija Korsch, declared on his appointment: "The Supervisory Board is delighted that Hermann J. Merkens, who has made a substantial contribution to the successful development of Aareal Bank Group over the last years in his roles as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, now moves to the top of the Management Board. We are convinced that, under his guidance, the Bank will continue to keep writing its success story in the future".

Contact: Aareal Bank AG Corporate Communications

Sven Korndörffer Phone: +49 611 348 2306

Christian Feldbrügge Phone: +49 611 348 2280

Jorge Person Phone: +49 611 348 3217

Alessandro Schwarz Phone: +49 611 348 2923

Additional features:

Document: Document title: 20150917_Press_Release.pdf


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Language: English
Company: Aareal Bank AG
65189 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0)611 348 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)611 348 - 2332
ISIN: DE0005408116
WKN: 540811
Indices: MDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated
Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich,
Stuttgart; Stockholm

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Firmenname: Aareal Bank AG; Land: Deutschland; VWD Selektoren: 1E;