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Helmut Kaufmann becomes new Amag CEO

Helmut Kaufmann (60) will take over the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amag Austria Metal from January 1, 2024, in addition to his function as COO

Helmut Kaufmann takes over as Chairman of the Executive Board of Amag on 1 January 2024

Helmut Kaufmann will thereby assume the position of the current CEO Gerald Mayer, who will leave the company on December 31, 2023. As usual, the period of Helmut Kaufmann’s contract is three years and ends on December 31, 2026.

Claudia Trampitsch becomes CFO of Amag

In addition, Claudia Trampitsch (46) was appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Amag Austria Metall. Mrs. Trampitsch has been Head of Group Accounting at Amag since 2015 and was also appointed commercial Managing Director of Amag metal in 2018. Claudia Trampitsch is a lawyer, tax consultant and auditor and previously worked for renowned auditing firms. Claudia Trampitsch Management Board contract also begins on January 1, 2024, and runs until December 31, 2026.

Herbert Ortner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Amag Austria Metall: „With Helmut Kaufmann, we have had a very experienced manager on the Amag Management Board for 16 years, who has played a key role in shaping the strategic development of the company as COO. The additional appointment as CEO emphasises the continuity and stability in the further development of the company. It also confirms that the positioning as a premium provider of specialty products remains the focus of Amag 's strategy. With the appointment of Claudia Trampitsch, we have also succeeded in gaining a competent and experienced CFO who has been with the company since 2015. With her extensive expertise, Mrs. Trampitsch will continue to ensure the solid financial position of Amag.”

Stability at Amag ensured by the new composition of the Management Board

Helmut Kaufmann, COO and designated CEO of Amag Austria Metall AG: „I am delighted to have been appointed CEO of Amag and to have received the trust of the Supervisory Board. It is my clear target that together, as an experienced Amag team, we will meet future challenges in the best possible way and further expand the importance of innovation and sustainability. In my dual role as CEO and COO, I remain highly motivated to implement customer-centred product solutions and at the same time enable technological change towards CO2-neutral production. With Claudia Trampitsch, the stable Management Board team of Amag is successfully completed and ideal conditions are created for a sustainably successful corporate development."

As of January 1, 2024, the Management Board of Amag thus consists of CEO and COO Helmut Kaufmann, CFO Claudia Trampitsch and CSO Victor Breguncci.

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