Heiko Stallboerger elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of R. STAHL AG

Continuity of the founding families secured

Today, at its regular meeting, the Supervisory Board of R. STAHL AG unanimously elected 49-year-old engineer Heiko Stallboerger (Dipl.-Ing.) as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Stallboerger succeeds Hans-Volker Stahl, who has held the office of Chairman of the Supervisory Board for the past 22 years. At the age of 68, he will step down from the Supervisory Board at the end of the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on May 22, 2015.

"R. STAHL is an outstanding company with innovative products and services, as well as decades of experience in explosion protection. In combination with a dynamic team spirit and the exemplary culture of the company, there is huge potential for success in the future. I am very much looking forward to joining forces with my colleagues on the Supervisory Board and - together with the Executive Board and all the other committees - making my contribution so that we can pursue our success story in the next generation," said Heiko Stallboerger.

The founding families have ensured continuity with the appointment of Heiko Stallboerger as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. This step completes the gradual transition over a period of some years from one generation to the next in the Supervisory Board of the company.

"I would like to wish Heiko Stallboerger good luck and success for his new function," said Hans-Volker Stahl, who wants to continue his career by working as a private investor after he will have stepped down from the Supervisory Board, but will continue to be associated with the company in a friendly relationship and as a shareholder.

Heiko Stallboerger has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the company since 2013 and has already been familiar with R. STAHL for more than 25 years through his family links. Stallboerger, born in 1966, studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart. From 1992 to 2013, he held a number of leading positions in Siegle + Epple GmbH & Co. KG in Stuttgart, working in the sector of air handling units and fans. In 2013, Stallboerger was appointed to the Supervisory Board of R. STAHL AG. The growing requirements associated with this step motivated him in the same year to move to an independent career. Since then he has been working as an independent consulting engineer. Heiko Stallboerger is married and has three children.

About R. STAHL - www.stahl.de 
R. STAHL is one of the world's leading suppliers of electrical and electronic products and systems for explosion protection. These products and systems prevent explosions in risk areas, and contribute to the safety of people, machines and the environment. The portfolio ranges from products used in switching/ distributing, installing, operating/monitoring, lighting and signalling/alarming, up to automation. Typical customers operate in the oil & gas industry, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and the food industry. In 2014, 1,942 employees generated worldwide sales of EUR 308.5 million. R. STAHL AG shares are traded on the Regulated Market/Prime Standard of Deutsche Boerse (ISIN DE000A1PHBB5).

For further information:
Am Bahnhof 30, 74638 Waldenburg (W├╝rtt.)

Bernd Marx (CFO) 
Phone: +49 7942 943-1271

Nathalie Dirian (Investor Relations) 
Phone: +49 7942 943-1395

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