Hawesko expands its board of management

1/14/2008, 4:59 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
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Hamburg, 14 January 2008. Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE,
DE0006042708) announces that Mr Bernd G. Siebdrat has been appointed
to the board of management effective immediately. As a result,
Hawesko's board of management will consist of four members from now
on. The main emphasis of Mr Siebdrat's responsibilities will be on
the Group's wholesale activities.

Bernd G. Siebdrat, born in 1956, is co-founder and managing director
of Wein Wolf Holding GmbH & Co. KG, which was started in 1981 and
became a subsidiary of Hawesko through its acquisition in 1999. He
relied on finest quality wines at Wein Wolf from the very beginning
and built its business from the ground up; sales and earnings in the
last ten years alone have tripled. Since 2004 Siebdrat has been
responsible for the entire wholesale segment of the Hawesko Group. He
was a significant force in gaining products exclusively for the
Hawesko Group (for instance the wines of Baron Philippe de Rothschild
S.A.) and in building up the business internationally. The wholesale
segment now achieves 30 per cent of its sales outside Germany - in
Austria and the Czech Republic amongst others, as well as through a
global internet platform directly from Bordeaux.

Alexander Margaritoff, chief executive officer of Hawesko Holding AG:
"Bernd Siebdrat is an important complement to the board of
management. I have worked trustingly and effectively with him
together for years. He has a profound knowledge of the wine business,
especially in the area of fine wines; he fosters excellent relations
to important producers and possesses a well-developed sense for the
business."

Hawesko Holding AG is a leading seller of premium wines and
champagnes. Its sales channels include specialist wine retail
(Jacques' Wein-Depot), wholesale (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und
Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and mail order (particularly
Hanseatisches Wein- und Sekt-Kontor). The shares of Hawesko Holding
AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as
in the GEX segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Published by:
Hawesko Holding AG, P.O. Box 201552, 20205 Hamburg, Germany

Internet:
http://www.hawesko.com (company information, English- and
German-language)
http://www.hawesko.de (online shop, German-language)
http://www.jacques.de (locations and information about Jacques'
Wein-Depot, German-language)
http://www.weinwolf.de (product range and information about Wein
Wolf, German-language)

Press/Media:
Vera Maria Bau,VMB Consulting
tel. (+49 228) 4496 406
fax (+49 228) 4496 9406
e-mail: vmb@veramariabau-pr.de

Investor Relations:
Thomas Hutchinson, Hawesko Holding AG
tel. (+49 40) 30 39 21 00
fax (+49 40) 30 39 21 05
e-mail: ir@hawesko.com



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HAWESKO Holding AG
Postfach 201552 Hamburg

WKN: 604270; ISIN:
DE0006042708; Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, SDAX, CLASSIC All Share,
GEX;
Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime
Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,
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Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart,

Amtlicher Markt in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg,
Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover;
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