Munich, August 20, 2013 – At the Gigaset AG Shareholders’ Meeting held last week on August 14, 2013, Bernhard Riedel was elected with a large majority to the Supervisory Board and immediately thereafter appointed its Chairman. Riedel, who was elected by the Supervisory Board of Gigaset AG to be its Chairman for the first time on March 22, 2013, was thus confirmed in his office.
The election of the Supervisory Board was a key part of this year's Gigaset AG Shareholders’ Meeting. Mr. Bernhard Riedel was elected to the Supervisory Board with a large majority. At the Supervisory Board meeting held immediately after the Shareholders’ Meeting, he was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board and thus confirmed in office.
Bernhard Riedel had already been elected Chairman by the Supervisory Board of Gigaset AG on March 22, succeeding Rudi Lamprecht at that time, who had resigned the mandate for personal and private reasons. Mr. Riedel (born in 1961) is a lawyer in Munich and has belonged to the Supervisory Board since 2006.
Paolo Vittorio Di Fraia, David Hersh, Prof. Michael Judis, Susanne Klöß-Braekler and Barbara Münch were also appointed to the Supervisory Board. Ulrich Burkhardt was appointed as a substitute member.
At the Shareholders’ Meeting, the Supervisory Board of Gigaset AG under the Chairmanship of Mr. Riedel confirmed the roadmap adopted by the Executive Board for the complete implementation of "Gigaset 2015" based on three key components: securing and expanding our core business, entering new growth markets and driving forward solution integration.
Gigaset AG, Munich, is an internationally operating company in the area of communications technology. The Company is Europe's market leader in DECT telephones. The premium supplier ranks second worldwide with around 1,400 employees and a market presence in about 70 countries.
Gigaset AG is listed on the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse and thus is subject to the highest requirements for transparency. Its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 'GGS' (ISIN: DE0005156004).