Ad hoc: Change in Deutsche Post Board of Management05/08/2007
Dr. Hans-Dieter Petram (64), the member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Post World Net responsible for the MAIL division, will resign from his position as planned on June 30, 2007, and enter retirement. Jürgen Gerdes (42), the chairman of MAIL Germany Divisional Board, has been appointed a new member of the Board of Management by the Supervisory Board. Beginning on July 1, 2007, he will assume responsibility for the mail and parcel business in Germany. In the newly structured area of responsibility, Gerdes will focus solely on the challenges of Deutsche Post’s home market, concentrating in particular on liberalization of the mail market and the increasing substitution of letters with electronic communications. As part of this new structure, Dr. Frank Appel (45), the Board of Management member for Global Business Services with extensive cross-departmental functions, will also assume responsibilities for the areas of MAIL International and MAIL value-added services. In addition, he will oversee the corporate department regulation management (director: Walter Maschke) that had been part of the responsibilities assigned to the Board of Management chairman. The MAIL division will continue to be an individual segment in reporting to the capital markets.