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Decision taken on successor in the Management Board of RWE IT GmbH

Michael Neff will succeed Chittur S. Ramakrishnan

(PresseBox) (Essen, ) The Chief Executive Officer of RWE IT GmbH and CIO of the RWE Group, Chittur S. Ramakrishnan, will be bringing his career to an end when he reaches retirement age at the end of January 2011.

With effect from 1 July 2010, Michael Neff will be joining the Management Board of RWE IT GmbH. He will take over as new CIO of the Group from 1 February 2011 and will then also be Chief Executive Officer of the RWE IT GmbH.

Michael Neff has a track record of experience in the IT sector spanning more than twenty years. After holding positions in a number of companies, including Hoechst AG and Aventis Pharma AG, he has been Chief Information Officer at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG since 2000.

Alwin Fitting, Member of the Executive Board of RWE AG: "The appointment of Michael Neff is an excellent arrangement for a successor in the IT business which is a key support function for the RWE Group. Michael Neff has outstanding global expertise and many years of experience in IT management. I am very much looking forward to successful cooperation with him."