Press release
Corporate Press
June 30, 2009

Ralf Blauth appointed to Evonik’s Executive Board as Chief Human

The Supervisory Board of Evonik Industries AG has appointed Ralf Blauth (58), currently a member of the Board of Management and Human Resources Officer of Evonik Degussa GmbH, to Evonik’s Executive Board as Chief Human Resources Officer effective July 1, 2009. He succeeds Ulrich Weber (59) who is leaving the Group on June 30, 2009 to take up the post of Chief Human Resources Officer on the Board of Management of DB AG. Mr. Blauth will retain his posts at Evonik Degussa GmbH for the present.

Wilhelm Bonse-Geuking, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Evonik Industries AG: “Mr. Blauth, who joins Evonik’s Executive Board on July 1, 2009, has an excellent knowledge of the Group and has rendered enormous service especially to the Chemicals Business Area. The Supervisory Board wishes him every success in his new position.” Speaking on behalf of the Executive Board, Dr. Klaus Engel, Chairman of Evonik’s Executive Board, commented: “I am delighted that we will soon be welcoming Mr. Blauth to the Executive Board as a valued and experienced colleague. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with him.”

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.2 billion.


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