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Jim Hagemann Snabe to succeed Josef Ackermann on Siemens' Supervisory Board

(PresseBox) (München, ) The current Co-CEO of SAP, Jim Hagemann Snabe (47), is to be appointed member of the Supervisory Board by court order on application by the company as successor to Josef Ackermann (65), who is leaving the Siemens Supervisory Board at his own request on September 30, 2013. This was decided by the Siemens Supervisory Board at its meeting today. "In view of the growing strategic importance of digitalization for Siemens' core businesses, we are adding to the technology and software competence of the Supervisory Board with the appointment of Jim Hagemann Snabe. We are gaining an internationally respected expert in this area. I am looking forward to working with him," said Gerhard Cromme, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG.

Jim Hagemann Snabe is a Danish citizen and has been working for SAP since 1990. Since 2010 he has been managing the company together with Bill McDermott.

The Supervisory Board of Siemens AG has also appointed Werner Wenning (66), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG and E.ON SE, as Second Deputy Chairman and member of the Chairman's Committee of the Supervisory Board.

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