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Lenzing appoints New Management Board Member

(PresseBox) (Lenzing, ) The Supervisory Board meeting of Lenzing AG held on January 31, 2014 appointed Mr. Robert van de Kerkhof (49), MBA, to serve as a member of the Management Board for a period of three years as of May 1, 2014.

In his capacity as Chief Commercial Officer, Robert van de Kerkhof, a native of the Netherlands, will have management responsibility for marketing and sales. His relevant international management experience is a key reason justifying his appointment to the Management Board. Van de Kerkhof has worked for close to 25 years in the fiber business in various international positions for two prominent companies/ corporate groups (DuPont and Koch Industries). During this time he focused on the fields of marketing and sales, product development, innovations and the ongoing optimization of the value chain.

Accordingly, effective May 1, 2014, the Management Board of Lenzing AG will consist of Peter Untersperger (Chief Executive Officer), Friedrich Weninger (Chief Operating Officer) and Robert van de Kerkhof (Chief Commercial Officer).

Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is a world market leader with headquarters in Austria, production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality man-made cellulose fibers. The portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp, standard and specialty cellulose fibers to engineering services.

Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for man-made cellulose fibers. With 75 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing Group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three man-made cellulose fiber generations on a large industrial scale under one roof - from the classic viscose to modal and lyocell (TENCEL®) fibers. The success of the Lenzing Group results from a unique combination of consistent customer orientation together with its leadership in innovation, technology and quality. Our successful specialization strategy and an outstanding cost position are the basis for our economic strength.

Lenzing is committed to the principle of sustainable management and very high environmental standards.

Lenzing's core business fibers is complemented by our activities in the business field engineering.