Rainer Wend succeeds Monika Wulf-Mathies

New Head of Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability

Bonn, (PresseBox) - Dr. Rainer Wend, age 54, economic policy spokesman for the SPD parliamentary group, will become Head of Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability at Deutsche Post World Net in Bonn effective April 1, 2009. He will succeed Dr. Monika Wulf-Mathies, age 66, who will retire at the end of 2008.

Dr. Wend is assuming the position responsible for Group's political coordination, environmental strategy and sustainability as well as Corporate Social Responsibility. In addition to the departments in Bonn, he will also manage offices in Berlin, Brussels, Washington and Singapore. He reports directly to the Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Frank Appel.

With a PhD in Law, Wend has been a member of the German Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, since 1998. He was mayor of the city of Bielefeld from 1994 to 2003, and before that a practicing lawyer since 1984.

Dr. Sören Deng, Head of the Principles Policy Department, will act as temporary director until Dr. Wend assumes his position with Deutsche Post World Net.

Deutsche Post World Net

Deutsche Post World Net is the world's leading logistics group.

Its integrated Deutsche Post, DHL and Postbank companies offer tailored, customerfocused solutions for the management and transport of goods, information and payments through a global network combined with local expertise. Deutsche Post World Net is also the leading provider of Dialog Marketing services, with a unique portfolio of efficient outsourcing and system solutions for the mail business. The Group generated revenue of more than 63 billion euros in 2007. With some 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories Deutsche Post World Net is one of the biggest employers worldwide.

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