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Changeover at aap Implantate AG: Bruke Seyoum Alemu appointed as new CEO

Ongoing transformation to a leading trauma company keeping management continuity

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) aap Implantate AG announces that its Supervisory Board named Bruke Seyoum Alemu, 48, Chief Operating Officer of aap Implantate AG since 2008, as the company's new chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective as of June 1, 2014.

With today's successful completion of the sale of aap's Dutch subsidiary EMCM B.V., which is a consistent step in the strategy implementation towards a focused trauma company, the Supervisory Board in consultation with the Management Board has agreed to reduce the size of aap's Management Board from three to two members. In view of the above, current CEO Biense Visser and the Supervisory Board have agreed to terminate Mr. Visser's Management Board contract prematurely as of May 31st, 2014.

To maintain continuity, Mr. Visser is prepared to serve on aap Implantate AG's Supervisory Board provided that the necessary legal requirements are fulfilled. The company assumes that its majority shareholders will support Mr. Visser's move to the Supervisory Board and nominate him accordingly on the occasion of the upcoming annual shareholders meeting.

In a separate press release aap will report in detail regarding this change.

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aap Implantate AG

aap is a global medical device company headquartered in Berlin, Germany that develops, manufactures and markets innovative biomaterials and implants that are used in orthopedic procedures. The Company's products, which include a full line of plating systems, cannulated screws and bone cement products, are primarily used in the orthopedic specialty areas of trauma and spine repair. The Company's products are sold through its direct sales force, distribution partners and license agreements with OEM partners. aap's stock is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit, or download the Company's investor relations app from the Apple's App Store or Google Play.