Expanded Supervisory Board at Nanogate AG
Shareholders’ meeting elects three additional members – Broad approval on all agenda items
During today's elections, the following have been elected to the Supervisory Board: Dr Clemens M. Doppler (Managing Partner, HeidelbergCapital Asset Management), Marc Faber (General Manager, BIP Investment Partners SA) and Gerhard Asschenfeldt (independent management and personnel consultant).
Oliver Schumann continues as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Further members are Dr Farsin Yadegardjam as Vice Chairman and Hartmut Gottschild.
Furthermore, the shareholders' meeting again authorized the Management Board to purchase up to 10 % of share capital within the context of a share buyback if necessary. The shares could, for example, be used for acquisitions. Moreover, the actions of the Management and Supervisory Boards were approved, while CM Treuhandgesellschaft Regensburg mbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft was appointed as annual accounts auditor and group accounts auditor.
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Nanogate is a leading international enabler in the nanotechnology growth market and so opens the gate to this technology for its customers. The Saarbrücken-based firm enables the programming and integration of additional properties such as non-stick, anti-bacterial, anti-corrosive, ultra-low friction. Nanogate thereby gains a competitive edge for its customers by product refinement using chemical nanotechnology.
Nanogate covers a wide range of industries, functions and substrates already on the basis of technology platforms. The company thus provides a decisive interface for the commercialisation of chemical nanotechnology, bridges the gap between raw materials and their industrial conversion into products and concentrates as an enabler on one of the most attractive segments in the industry. As a partner in innovation, Nanogate provides many services along the value chain - from development and production of innovative nanocomposites and nanostructured materials to powerful support for innovation and product integration.
The Nanogate Group currently has 60 employees in all (as of 31 December 2007) and since commencing operations in 1999 has been a pioneer in nanotechnology.
Nanogate is a high-growth company and has operated profitably since financial year 2004. In financial year 2007 it boosted consolidated sales by about 32.8% to around EUR 10.4 million. The earnings before taxes (EBT, according to IFRS) increased by about 32.8% to around EUR 1.5 million. The company has first-class customer references, such as ABB, BSH Bosch-Siemens Hausgeräte, Kärcher and Koenig &
Bauer AG, and many years' experience of different industries and applications. It has also entered into strategic cooperation with US companies Dow Corning and Ceradyne/ESK Ceramics and Authentix and with Giesecke & Devrient. The Group's consolidated entity includes Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH, which specialises in safety engineering and optics. Nanogate also holds an investment with a majority option in Holmenkol AG.