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Berlin, October 7, 2020 - The Supervisory Board of Francotyp-Postalia decided today to nominate two new Supervisory Board members for election at the ordinary Annual General Meeting scheduled for 10 November 2020. The new members shall succeed the current Supervisory Board members Botho Oppermann and Dr Mathias Schindl. Mr Oppermann has resigned by mutual agreement and on amicable terms as of the end of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. The court appointment of Dr Schindl will also end at this time and he agreed not to stand for election. The Supervisory Board and the Management Board would like to thank Mr Oppermann and Dr Schindl for their contribution to the company’s successful development.
Dr Alexander Granderath, an independent management consultant and former long-standing managing director of the German companies of the ISS A/S Group, and Lars Wittan, Chief Investment Officer of Obotritia Capital KGaA and formerly a long-standing member of the Management Board of Deutsche Wohnen SE, will stand as candidates for election to the Supervisory Board.
Mr Wittan’s candidacy is based on a proposal by the major shareholder Obotritia Capital KGaA, which holds 28.01% of the shares in the company according to the most recent voting rights notification.
If elected, Dr Granderath shall take on the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
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About Francotyp-Postalia (FP):
The international, listed FP Group with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is an expert in secure mailing business and secure digital communication processes (FP = “secure digital communication”). As market leader in Germany and Austria, the FP Group offers digital solutions for companies and authorities as well as products and services for efficient mail processing and the consolidation of business mail in the “Software/Digital”, “Franking and Inserting” and “Mail Services” segments. The Group generated revenue of around €210 million in 2019. FP has subsidiaries based in ten different countries and is represented by its own trading network in an additional 40 countries. With a company history spanning 97 years, FP possesses a unique DNA in the areas of actuating elements, sensor systems, cryptography and connectivity. FP’s global market share for franking systems stands at twelve percent, while the company boasts unique high-security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT/IIoT) and digital document signatures in the digital segment.
Further information can be found under www.fp-francotyp.com