I’m looking forward to Brenntag’s first general shareholders’ meeting as a publicly listed company on June 22, 2011.
As you will have noticed from the convocation material and the agenda, I will retire from my current function as member of the Board of Management of Brenntag AG and CEO with effect from the end of that meeting. The shareholder Brachem Acquisition S.C.A. has proposed to the general shareholders’ meeting that the shareholders elect me as Member of the Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG.
I would be honored becoming Member of the Supervisory Board and continuing to support Brenntag by making my experience available in such role. For the sake of good order I would like to clarify that I expect Stefan Zuschke, the chairman of the Supervisory Board to continue his excellent stewardship of Brenntag as the chairman. I do not strive for anything else than becoming an ordinary member, nor would I accept the chairman role following my election to the Supervisory Board.
Stephen R. Clark