Hugin Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG: Board of directors: HAWESKO Holding AG: Change of finance director

12/7/2006, 4:17 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
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Hamburg, 7 December 2006. Sven Ohlzen (49), since 1998 Finance
Director of Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) and
since 1992 active in leading positions within the Hawesko Group, will
leave the company at the end of 2006 for personal reasons. The Board
of Management and the Supervisory Board of Hawesko Holding AG regret
his departure. They thank him for his accomplishments and his
personal commitment and wish him all the best for the future. At its
meeting today, the Supervisory Board named Ulrich Zimmermann (44) as
a new member of the Board of Management effective from 1 January 2007
to take over the duties of Finance Director.

He has been Head of Finance and Group Controlling since 1998. Before
he came to Hawesko at the end of 1998, Zimmermann - a university
graduate with a degree in economics - had worked for several
companies in managerial capacities in accounting and special
projects, among others at Lufthansa AG and at the Japanese watch
manufacturer Citizen Watch Europe. The departing Finance Director
Sven Ohlzen will remain available to Hawesko Holding AG in 2007 in a
consulting function.

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Published by:
Hawesko Holding AG, P.O. Box 20 15 52, 20205 Hamburg

Investor Relations:
Thomas Hutchinson, Hawesko Holding AG
Tel. (+49 40) 30 39 21 00
Fax (+49 40) 30 39 21 05

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