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Webasto SE expands its Management Board

Stockdorf/Munich – October 27, 2017 – At its last meeting, the Webasto SE Supervisory Board decided to expand the Management Board of Webasto SE and to appoint Freddy Geeraerds (57) as an additional member to the Board. In his position on the Board of Webasto SE, Geeraerds will be responsible for the Chinese market. He has been responsible for the roof business of Webasto in China since 2010 and he has held overall responsibility for the roof business of the automotive supplier in Asia since 2015.

Furthermore, Matthias Arleth (50) was appointed Deputy Chairman at the meeting. The changes will take effect on November 1, 2017. No other changes were made to the Management Board of Webasto SE.

“I am pleased that Freddy Geeraerds and Matthias Arleth will be undertaking additional tasks in the Webasto Group and wish them every success in this regard,” said Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board, Webasto SE. “I am looking forward to continuously expanding our position as a global innovative system partner to the automotive industry together with them and our CFO, Jürgen Reimer.”

About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. The company’s product portfolio comprises a broad range of roof and heating systems for every type of vehicle and all drive types as well as battery systems and charging solutions. Moreover, Webasto has a strong position in the aftermarket providing dealers and end customers with customized solutions and services relating to thermo management and electromobility. In 2020 the company generated sales of around 3.3 billion euros and had over 14,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).