zooplus AG: Change in the Supervisory Board
- Retail experts Christine Cross and Tjeerd Jegen join the Supervisory Board until 2025
- Henrik Persson resigned from Supervisory Board as of the end of the 2020 Annual General Meeting
Munich, June 26, 2020 – zooplus AG (WKN 511170, ISIN DE0005111702, ticker symbol ZO1), Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies, held its first virtual Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2020. Key resolutions included the election of new Supervisory Board members.
Henrik Persson, member of the Supervisory Board, resigned from the Board effective as of the end of the 2020 Annual General Meeting. The vacant seat on the Supervisory Board was filled by Tjeerd Jegen. At the same time, Christine Cross, who had been appointed to the Supervisory Board on an interim basis by the court at the end of 2019 following the resignation of former Supervisory Board member Karl-Heinz Holland, was elected by the Annual General Meeting.
Christine Cross is a seasoned industry professional with 14 years of experience at Tesco Plc, a UK-based global supermarket and retail chain. In her current role, Ms. Cross has advised numerous national and international companies in an industry field relevant to her role as a member of the Company’s Supervisory Board. Tjeerd Jegen is an internationally experienced manager and has held various management positions in the retail sector over the last two decades. Mr. Jegen is currently CEO of HEMA B.V., the Netherlands.
Christian Stahl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of zooplus AG: “We would like to congratulate Christine Cross on her election to the Supervisory Board after her interim mandate and welcome Tjeerd Jegen to the Supervisory Board. At the same time, we would also like to thank Henrik Persson for his commitment to zooplus AG over the past several years and wish him all the best for the future.”
The Supervisory Board of zooplus AG is now comprised of the following members: Christian Stahl (Chairman), Moritz Greve (Vice Chairman), Christine Cross, Tjeerd Jegen, Ulric Jerome and Dr. Norbert Stoeck.
zooplus AG was founded in 1999 and today is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies measured by sales. Sales totaled more than EUR 1.5 bn in the 2019 financial year. The company’s business model has been launched successfully in roughly 30 European countries. zooplus sells products for all major pet breeds. The product range includes pet food (dry and wet food and food supplements) and accessories such as scratching posts, dog baskets, and toys in all price categories. In addition to a selection of over 8,000 products, zooplus customers benefit from a variety of interactive content and community offerings. The pet supplies market is an important market segment in the European retail landscape. Gross sales of pet food and accessories within the European Union amount to around EUR 30 bn. Based on the continued vigorous growth anticipated in the European E-commerce market, zooplus expects its dynamic performance to continue.
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