Changes to the Supervisory Board of zooplus AG
Munich, November 25, 2016 – Dr. Felix Treptow, member of the Supervisory Board of zooplus AG (ISIN DE0005111702), voluntarily resigned from his position effective November 30, 2016. At the request of the Management Board, the Munich Commercial Register Court has appointed Mr. Karl-Heinz Holland and Mr. Ulric Jerome as members of the Supervisory Board of zooplus AG effective December 1, 2016 until the end of the next Annual General Meeting in order to complete the Supervisory Board, which has been incomplete since the Annual General Meeting 2016 and now following the resignation of Dr. Treptow.
Mr. Karl-Heinz Holland was employed for over 23 years at Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG, where in his last position from 2008 to 2014 he was Chairman of the Management Board. Mr. Ulric Jerome is chief executive of MatchesFashion.com Ltd. based in London, a fast growing, leading global luxury fashion online retailer. Previously, Ulric Jerome was a founding partner of Pixmania.com which was one of the largest multi-specialist European e-commerce companies.
“I am very pleased to welcome to the Supervisory Board Mr. Holland and Mr. Jerome, two proven experts in the areas of trade and e-commerce. The Supervisory Board comprises an excellent team to accompany zooplus AG as the clear market leader in online retailing for pet supplies, in successfully continuing to execute its growth strategy. On behalf of myself and also my colleagues, I would like to express my special gratitude to Dr. Treptow.”, said Christian Stahl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of zooplus AG.
The company plans to nominate Mr. Holland and Mr. Jerome for election at the Ordinary Annual General Meeting expected to take place in May 2017.
The other Supervisory Board members are Mr. Christian Stahl (Chairman of the Supervisory Board), Mr. Moritz Greve, Mr. Henrik Persson and Dr. Norbert Stoeck.
zooplus AG was founded in 1999 and today is Europe’s leading online retailer for pet supplies measured by sales. Sales totaled EUR 711 million in the 2015 financial year of which roughly 70% was generated internationally. The company’s business model has been launched successfully in 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. Sales of pet food and accessories within the European Union amount to around EUR 25 billion. Based on the further vigorous growth anticipated in the European ecommerce market, zooplus expects its dynamic performance to continue.
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