Changes in the Advisory Board of the Würth Group

Künzelsau. After years of highly successful work, Dr. Bernd Thiemann and Dr. Uwe Zimpelmann will resign from the Advisory Board on 31 December 2013 due to reaching the age limit for board members

The Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts appointed Wolfgang Kirsch, Chief Executive Officer of DZ BANK, Frankfurt, Ina Schlie, Head of Global Tax at SAP AG, Walldorf, and Jürg Michel, former Member of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, as new members of the Advisory Board. The outstanding expertise and abilities of the designated members will ensure the nine members of the Advisory Board of the Würth Group will be able to continue their successful and professional work. Bettina Würth has been Chairwoman of the Advisory Board since March 2006.

About the Würth Group

The Würth Group is the world's market leader in its core business, the trade in assembly and fastening materials. It currently consists of more than 400 companies in over 80 countries with roughly 64,000 employees on its payroll. Approximately 30,000 of them are permanently employed sales representatives. A sales volume of EUR 9.98 billion was generated in the business year 2012.

In the Group's core business, the Würth Line, the sales program for craft and industry comprises more than 100,000 products – from screws, screw accessories and anchors over tools to chemical products and personal protective equipment.

The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which either operate in business areas adjacent to the core business or in diversified business areas, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components such as circuit boards as well as financial services. They generate approximately 40 percent of the Würth Group's sales volume.