Andreas Krause is to become the new CFO of MAX Automation SE

He will succeed Fabian Spilker on 1 April 2018

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Andreas Krause (49) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the future MAX Automation SE with effect from 1 March 2018. The current CFO, Fabian Spilker (44), will withdraw from his position as active CFO on 31 March 2018. He will also resign as Managing Director at the end of this year's Annual General Meeting on 18 May and ensure his successor a smooth transition.

Fabian Spilker, who has been responsible for the finance division of MAX Automation SE since 2013, approached the Supervisory Board last year expressing his desire to leave the company in 2018 to devote himself to a different activity. At the same time, he declared his willingness to continue performing his duties until a suitable successor for the position was found.

Furthermore, Mr Spilker announced that he will resign from his post as member of the Administrative Board of MAX Automation SE at the end of this year's Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2018. The intention is to propose Mr Krause for election as his successor on the Administrative Board at the Annual General Meeting.

Gerhard Lerch, Chair of the Administrative Board of MAX Automation SE:

"We greatly regret that Mr Spilker will be leaving MAX Automation SE. With great dedication and expertise, Mr Spilker has made a significant contribution to the realignment and growth of our company over the past years. We respect his decision and thank him for the work he has done. At the same time, we are pleased that Mr Spilker will be available to ensure a smooth handover to his successor."

Andreas Krause is a proven financial expert and will be moving to MAX Automation SE from the Swiss ABB Group. He has had 20 years of experience in the fields of mechanical, power and automation engineering. Since 1998, Andreas Krause has held various senior financial positions within the ABB Group, most recently as CFO ABB South Africa.
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