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Ingo Alphéus appointed Chairman of the Management Board of RWE Effizienz GmbH

Dr. Stephan Lowis new Head of RWE's Investor Relations department

(PresseBox) (Essen, ) Ingo Alphéus, currently Head of RWE AG's Investor Relations department, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of RWE Effizienz GmbH, based in Dortmund, Germany.

The appointment takes effect on 1 April 2010. RWE's efficiency company pools the Group's innovative energy efficiency activities - currently focussing on emobility, energysaving housing and building concepts, and smart metering.

Ingo Alphéus joined the RWE Group ten years ago. He previously held position in the automotive industry as well as the engineering and plant construction business. Dr. Juergen Grossmann, CEO of RWE AG, said: "Ingo Alphéus knows the energy business inside out. The new products and services that the company wants to make market ready need individuals like him who think outside the box. Energy efficiency is one of our key focus areas. Ingo Alphéus developed an excellent reputation among investors while he was marketing our shares. His switch to the operating business is a strong basis for winning over partners in politics and the public domain for new solutions to handling energy efficiently. In a nutshell, a clear 'buy' recommendation for energy efficiency."

Dr. Stephan Lowis, presently Head of Financial Controlling at RWE AG, will succeed Alphéus as Head of Investor Relations on 1 April 2010. Lowis has been working in the RWE Group for around five years. He was a member of the RWE Investor Relations team before that. "Stephan Lowis is a recognized financial expert with lots of years of experience in the capital market.

Many of our share- and bondholders as well as partners in the banking sector know and respect him. This ensures that this position, which is key to the financial world's perception of the RWE Group, continues to be staffed by a very competent executive," said Dr. Rolf Pohlig, CFO of RWE AG.