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Dr Jochen Fabritius appointed new CEO of the Xella Group

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Duisburg, 12 February 2016. The shareholders of the Xella Group have appointed Dr Jochen Fabritius as CEO of the company with effect from
1 March 2016. Fabritius has been on the management board of the Xella Group since 1 November 2014 in his role as COO. He will remain COO and also retain responsibility for the technology division in his new role

Fabritius succeeds Jan Buck-Emden, who left the company in October 2015. Since then, the company has been jointly managed by Dr Jochen Fabritius and CFO Jürgen Wiecha.

‘I am delighted that we have been able to secure an experienced and strong internal candidate in Dr Jochen Fabritius for the function of CEO. I am convinced that he and CFO Jürgen Wiecha will guide the Xella Group towards a successful future and I look forward to continuing our good working relationship,’ said Peter Steiner, Chairman of the Xella Group.

A photo of Dr Jochen Fabritius is available to download from the press area at

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Xella International S.A.
Ernst Arelmann – Head of International Marketing & Communications
Tel.: +49 203 60880-5500


About Xella

The Xella Group produces and markets building materials (Ytong and Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete, Silka calcium silicate blocks, Multipor mineral insulation boards), gypsum fibreboards and cement-bonded and fire protection boards (Fermacell and Fermacell Aestuver) and lime (Fels). In 2014, Xella generated sales of approximately €1.27 billion with a workforce of 6,686 people (Full-time equivalent as of 31 December 2014). The company is indirectly owned by private equity companies PAI Partners and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.


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This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations, assumptions and information of the management of Xella International S.A. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and, therefore, should not be construed as guarantees of future results, performance and events. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, affecting Xella International S.A., and other factors. Xella International S.A. does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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