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CFO Reinhard Mayer Moves On

Chief Financial Officer of Hansgrohe SE Leaves en Route to New Industry
Schiltach, May 2021. The Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Reinhard Mayer (53), will resign from his position on the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE as of May 31, 2021 and move on to a listed company in Europe.

Reinhard Mayer joined Hansgrohe SE as CFO in October 2017 and has since successfully developed the finance and controlling organization. Mayer, who holds a degree in industrial engineering, orientated himself towards finance and controlling early on in his career, and he subsequently has more than 25 years of experience in this field to date. Before joining Hansgrohe SE, Mayer spent 15 years in various management positions at the listed Swedish Getinge Group, most recently as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Group's headquarters in Gothenburg. Now, the proven financial expert's next career step will take him back to a listed company abroad.

"We would like to thank Reinhard Mayer very much for his successful work in recent years," Klaus F. Jaenecke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hansgrohe SE, commented on Mayer's decision. "Beyond his achievements in the finance and controlling fields, Reinhard Mayer has also been instrumental in the development of strategic projects such as Green Company, the Digital business unit and the Hansgrohe Operating System," Jaenecke continued. "His successfully established M&A strategy, which recently led to the acquisition of ESS (Easy Sanitary Solutions), also speaks for itself. The entire Supervisory Board regrets the decision and wishes Reinhard Mayer and his family all the best, much luck and continued success in his new position."

Frank Semling (54) remains a member of the Executive Board as Chief Operations Officer and Labor Director, as does Christophe Gourlan (48) as Chief Sales Officer. Hans Jürgen Kalmbach (46) also remains unchanged as Chairman of the Executive Board, taking over the duties and areas of the CFO on an interim basis. "The entire Supervisory Board looks forward to continuing constructive and trusting cooperation with the Executive Board, and is already on the lookout for a suitable successor to Reinhard Mayer," says Jaenecke.

About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 15,000 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 32 subsidiaries and 22 sales offices supplying products in more than 146 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 600 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2020, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.074 billion. It employs more than 4,700 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.


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