METRO AG: Prof Dr Jürgen Kluge new Chairman of Supervisory Board

5 May 2010

Prof Dr Jürgen Kluge was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of METRO AG. On today's Annual General Meeting, 98.25 % of all eligible stockholders voted for Kluge as member of the Supervisory Board. The control panel appointed the CEO of Haniel & Cie. GmbH their Chairman. Kluge (56) succeeds Franz Markus Haniel, who resigned from his office at the end of the Annual General Meeting. 

METRO GROUP is one of the largest and most international retailing companies. In 2009 the Group reached sales of around € 66 billion. The company has a headcount of some 290,000 employees and operates more than 2,100 stores in 33 countries. The Group's performance is based on the strength of its sales brands which operate independently in their respective market segment: Metro/Makro Cash & Carry – the international leader in self-service wholesale, Real hypermarkets, Media Markt and Saturn – European market leader in consumer electronics retailing, and Galeria Kaufhof department stores.