CHRISTIAN POKROPP BECOMES NEW HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS & CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AT KLÖCKNER & CO. DR. THILO THEILEN TAKES ON A NEW ROLE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BECKER STAHL-SERVICE (BSS)
Duisburg, Germany, April 23, 2013 – On June 1, 2013 Christian Pokropp (34) will become the new Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at
Klöckner & Co SE. He takes over the position from Dr. Thilo Theilen who, after more than four years in the role, is appointed Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of Klöckner & Co’s Becker Stahl-Service (BSS) subsidiary, with effect from June 1, 2013. Mr. Pokropp will report to CEO Gisbert Rühl.
Pokropp has a business degree and many years of experience in capital markets. Most recently he was Head of Investor Relations & Public Relations at the SDAX® listed company H&R AG.
About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is the largest producer-independent distributor of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies in the European and American markets combined. The core business of Klöckner & Co is the warehousing and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals as well as the operation of steel service centers. Based on the Group's distribution and service network, more than 160,000 customers are supplied through around 255 locations in 19 countries. Currently Klöckner & Co employs around 10,600 employees. The Group had sales of around €7.4 billion in fiscal 2012.
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 MDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.
ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.
Dr. Thilo Theilen – Press Spokesperson
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Telephone: +49 (0) 203-307-2050
Fax: +49 (0) 203-307-5025