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Dr Frank Herrmann appointed CEO

Mario Wallner hands over the reins after 14 years and joins the Supervisory Board

Company strateg y w ith focus on ceramic and steel chimne ys as well as energy s ystems continues

Luxemburg/Vienna, 5 September 2012 – On 1 September 2012, Dr Frank Herrmann was appointed CEO of the Schiedel Group, a company of the Monier Group. He succeeds Mario Wallner, who takes on the role of Chairman of the Supervisory Board after 14 years as CEO of Europe’s leading chimney producer. Under the new leadership, Schiedel will continue its strategy of further strengthening the ceramic chimney division through innovation while at the same time sustainably expanding its position in the steel chimney market. The company is also planning to promote further growth in the area of ventilation and energy systems and offer end customers both technically sound and user-friendly products. “For Schiedel the change in leadership also marks a generational change. In preparation for his new responsibilities, Dr Frank Herrmann, an experienced manager, was afforded much support by Mario Wallner over the past few months. On behalf of the management team of the Monier Group I would like to thank Mario Wallner for his achievements at Schiedel, and I am pleased that he will continue to be involved with the company as Chairman of the Supervisory Board“, says Pepyn Dinandt, CEO of the Monier Group. Since April 2012, Dr Frank Herrmann had been COO (Chief Operating Officer) and Deputy CEO of the Schiedel Group, which is headquartered in Vienna. Prior to that he was Head of the business line steel chimneys at Schiedel, and since the end of 2008, he has overseen the Monier Group’s internal “World Class Monier” performance programme. Before joining the group, he worked as a management consultant. Dr Frank Herrmann studied management and industrial engineering at the technical universities in Darmstadt and Clausthal. Mario Wallner joined what was then Friedrich Schiedel Kaminwerke in 1976 and held various executive positions in Germany and Austria. He was instrumental in the expansion Monier Group S.à r.l., 5, rue Jean Monnet, L-2180 Luxembourg, Chairman and Group CEO Pepyn Dinandt T +352 2 64 20-475 F +352 2 64 20-664 Monier Group S.à r.l., Société à responsabilité limitée, Share capital: EUR 7.400.000 Registered Office: 5, rue Guillaume Kroll, L-1882 Luxembourg, RCS Luxembourg: B-122.155, VAT No. LU 21903102

of the product range and the company as a whole to more than 20 European countries. Mario Wallner has a degree in engineering and completed the Higher Technical Institute Vienna (Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Wien 1).

About Monier The Monier Group is a leading global supplier of building materials for pitched roofs with operations in 40 countries. Based on decades of experience, the company offers its customers a wide range of products including roof, chimney, ventilation and residential energy systems. We are continuously developing pioneering innovations for sustainable building such as roofintegrated solar systems. That way, the Monier Group utilises the full potential of roofs in the interest of sustainability – for the benefit of its customers as well as today’s and future generations. In 2011, 9,350 employees generated revenues of 1.392 billion euros. For more information, please visit: About Schiedel Schiedel is the leading European supplier of chimney systems. In 2011, with its around 1,500 employees in 26 countries the company generated a turnover of around 200 million euros. We stand for the highest quality in technology, materials and service. Our products – be it chimneys, fireplaces or domestic ventilation systems – provide our customers with security, comfort and independence and enable energy-efficient building and heating. Schiedel is a company of the Monier Group, a leading worldwide supplier of building materials for pitched roofs, roofing components and chimney systems. For more information, please visit:

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