Uwe Tigges appointed member of RWE AG Executive Board

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- Regular member of Executive Board as of 1 January 2013
- Chief Human Resources Officer of RWE AG as of 1 April 2013

At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of RWE AG appointed Uwe Tigges member of the Executive Board of RWE AG with effect on 1 January 2013. On 1 April 2013, Uwe Tigges will succeed Alwin Fitting as Chief Human Resource Officer. Alwin Fitting will retire at the end of his 60th year on 31 March 2013.

RWE AG Supervisory Board Chairman, Dr. Manfred Schneider, said: "Uwe Tigges knows the company inside out and I am delighted we have been able to appoint him as Chief Human Resource Officer. His years of experience and expertise provide an excellent foundation on which to build his future work. We are convinced that Uwe will continue the good work started by Alwin Fitting and will succeed in reconciling the goals of the Group with the interests of the workforce."

Uwe Tigges (51) is married with two daughters. After becoming a master electrician and subsequently studying to become a technical business administrator, Tigges joined Standard Elektrik Lorenz AG. In 1984, he came to RWE, where he worked at various Group companies - since 1994 as a full-time works council representative. His most recent positions have been Chairman of the General Works Council of RWE Vertrieb AG and Chairman of the Group Works Council of RWE AG.
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