centrotherm photovoltaics restructures Management Board

Blaubeuren, 07.08.2015

The Supervisory Board of centrotherm photovoltaics AG has passed a resolution today to appoint Boris Klebensberger to the Management Board with responsibility for the production and technology area (COO), with effect as of September 1, 2015. Hans Autenrieth and Peter Augustin, Management Board members of many years' standing, will step down from the Management Board as of the end of December 31, 2015 in best amicable agreement with the Supervisory Board. This was also approved by way of a Supervisory Board resolution today.

As a consequence, the Management Board of centrotherm photovoltaics AG will consist of two members from January 1, 2016, instead of three, thereby adjusting the size of the Management Board to reflect the company's dimension. Boris Klebensberger and CFO Florian von Gropper will assume the Management Board areas of responsibility of Hans Autenrieth and Peter Augustin.

With Boris Klebensberger, whose most recent position was that of Management Board member with responsibility for the operating business at SolarWorld AG, Bonn, centrotherm gains a proven sector expert and internationally experienced manager with particular expertise in the areas of production, technology and cost management, research & development, and the restructuring and reorganization of global processes.

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About centrotherm photovoltaics AG

centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for over 50 years. As a leading and globally operating technology group, we offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronic industries.

The continuous further development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, such as for manufacturing crystalline solar cells and power semiconductors, form the basis for our successful partnerships with industry, research and development.

Our customers worldwide appreciate our production systems' process stability, scalability and availability in mass production. Above and beyond this, our work is distinguished by the fact that we create high-end process technology solutions which are specific for our customers and tailored to their requirements, and the fact that we are outstanding in system building.

We jointly confront the daily challenges of setting new trends, maximizing the efficiency of producing, for example, solar cells and semiconductors, and, coupled with our long machine durations, of securing investments.

In this way, we generate valuable competitive advantages for our customers through targeted innovations to processes and production solutions.

Our around 700 staff worldwide are committed to the further development of high-tech solutions for key markets.


centrotherm photovoltaics AG
Johannes-Schmid-Str. 8
89143 Blaubeuren
Internet: www.centrotherm.de
German Securities Identification Number (WKN): A1TNMM (bearer shares); A1TNMN (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 (bearer shares); DE000A1TNMN7 (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
Admitted to the Open Market/Entry Standard, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Corporate domicile: Germany


Nathalie Albrecht
Manager Public & Investor Relations
Tel: +49 7344 918-6304