CFO Marcus A. Ketter to leave Klöckner & Co SE

Duisburg, Germany, February 12, 2019 – The current CFO of Klöckner & Co SE, Marcus A. Ketter, has decided to leave the Company of his own volition to pursue a new professional challenge and will do so by amicable and mutual consent as of the end of the Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2019. Marcus A. Ketter became a member of the Management Board of our Company on January 1, 2013 and has been responsible for the Finance department since that date.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr. Dieter H. Vogel, would like to thank Marcus A. Ketter on behalf of the entire Supervisory Board for their successful working relationship and wish him all the best for the future.

Gisbert Rühl will assume Marcus A. Ketter’s responsibilities in addition to his role as Chairman of the Management Board.

About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies worldwide. Based on its distribution and service network of around 170 locations in 13 countries, the Group supplies around 120,000 customers. As a pioneer of the digital transformation in the steel industry, Klöckner & Co’s target is to fully digitalize its supply and service chain and to support the launch of an independent open industry platform, which shall become the dominant vertical platform of the steel and metals industry. Currently Klöckner & Co has around 8,600 employees. The Group had sales of around €6.3 billion in fiscal 2017.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the SDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.

ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.

Contact person Klöckner & Co SE:


Christian Pokropp – Press Spokesperson
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone:    +49 (0)203 307 2050

Christina Kolbeck
Head of Investor Relations & Sustainability
Phone:    +49 (0)203 307 2122

Press Release 02/12/2019

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