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Christoph Sieder leaves LANXESS and will head global communications at ABB

Christoph Sieder (43) is leaving LANXESS AG at his own request, effective June 30, 2014, and will take over the responsibility as Head of Group Communications at Swiss power and automation technology corporation ABB effective July 1,2014.

“The Board of Management expresses its sincere gratitude and highest regard for Mr. Sieder’s service to the company. We deeply regret his departure,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS.

The native Austrian Sieder has been responsible for global corporate communications as Senior Vice President since July 1, 2004. During this period, he has made a decisive contribution in successfully positioning the LANXESS brand name worldwide.

“Christoph Sieder has shown outstanding dedication in strongly establishing the profile and reputation of our company since its creation. We would like to wish Mr. Sieder all the best and ongoing success for his professional future,” added Zachert.

Christiane Mueller, currently Vice President of internal and crisis communications, as well as corporate responsibility, will provisionally perform the duties of the Head of Communications until a successor has been found.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.3 billion in 2013 and roughly 17,000 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good as well as CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

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