Three representatives of the major shareholder PPR
Herzogenaurach, 15th June 2007 – Following the announcement of the EU merger clearance of the business combination between PUMA AG and PPR S.A. on 15 June 2007, the appointment of Johann C. Lindenberg, Hinrich Stahl und Günter Herz as members of PUMA AG’s supervisory board (consisting of six members) will end upon the expiry of that day. In exchange, François-Henri Pinault, Jean-François Palus and Grégoire Amigues will move into the supervisory board with effect as of 16 June 2007.
The change is based on the resolutions of PUMA AG’s shareholders’ meeting of 11 April 2007. The shareholders’ meeting had appointed Lindenberg, Stahl and Herz with the proviso that their appointment should end upon the expiry of the day on which the clearance of the business combination of PPR S.A. and PUMA AG pursuant to the EU Merger Control Regulation had been announced by the European Commission. At the same time, François-Henri Pinault, chairman of the administrative board of PPR S.A., Jean-François Palus, Chief Financial Officer of PPR S.A. and Grégoire Amigues, director for strategy and business development of PPR S.A. had been appointed with effect as from the beginning of the day following the day on which the EU merger clearance has been announced.
The term of office of these three shareholder representatives in the supervisory board will expire by the end of the shareholders’ meeting resolving on the discharge for the financial year 2011.