Ad hoc: Osram drives forward innovation and growth initiative with managing board extension

2016/04/19

– Stefan Kampmann appointed to managing board as CTO
– Change in CFO position initiated

At its meeting today, the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG decided key changes in the composition of the managing board. In line with the company’s stronger technology focus, the supervisory board appointed Stefan Kampmann, 52, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with effect from July 1, 2016. “We are happy to gain an experienced top manager and technology expert for Osram’s managing board,” said Peter Bauer, chairman of the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG. “His experience will give additional momentum to our innovation and growth initiative.” The supervisory board has also decided, for reasons of differing views regarding the strategic direction of the company and in best mutual agreement with Klaus Patzak, to launch a structured process to find a successor for the position of Chief Financial Officer.

With the innovation and growth initiative that was presented in November last year, Osram is further increasing its focus on technology leadership and sustainable growth. In order to continue harnessing the potential offered by semiconductor-based lighting technologies, the lighting company will be based on three strategic pillars going forward: Specialty Lighting (SP); Luminaires, Solutions and Electronic Components (Lighting Solutions & Systems, LSS); LED components (Opto Semiconductors, OS). The scope and complexity of the resulting projects are substantial.

In strengthening the managing board with the appointment of Stefan Kampmann, the supervisory board, acting in close consultation with CEO Olaf Berlien, is taking account of this strategy. Stefan Kampmann, who holds a doctorate in engineering, brings in proven experience regarding the management of large-scale R&D units as well as in shaping innovation processes on a company-wide level. In his future role as Chief Technology Officer, Stefan Kampmann will be in charge of research and development as well as technology and innovation. He will also be responsible for cross-divisional functions such as quality management.

Stefan Kampmann previously held positions at Bosch for more than 20 years. At Bosch, he was initially engaged in research in the automotive business before assuming segmental responsibility for power electronics, sensor technology and semiconductor devices. Most recently, he was a member of the Divisional Board of the Gasoline Systems division.

The supervisory board has also decided, for reasons of differing views regarding the strategic direction of the company and in best mutual agreement with Klaus Patzak, to launch a structured process to find a successor for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Until the supervisory board has decided on a successor and a mutual agreement has been reached on the termination of his contract, Klaus Patzak will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer.

ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.

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