Hess AG Appoints Marco Walz to Manage Investor Relations Communications

Hess AG Appoints Marco Walz to Manage Investor Relations Communications

Press Release

Lighting specialist Hess plans initial public offering in the Prime Standard

Press Release

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Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, 2 October 2012

Hess AG is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Walz (38) in mid September to handle the company's investor relations communications. Hess AG, an internationally operating manufacturer of outdoor and architectural lighting, is planning an initial public offering in the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and has enlisted the services of Mr. Walz, who has over 15 years of capital market and corporate communications experience. "We are pleased to have Marco Walz, an expert with extensive experience, onboard," says Christoph Hess, CEO of Hess AG. Prior to joining Hess AG, Mr. Walz served in several positions, including his last post as the director of investor relations and corporate communications with Schlott Gruppe AG of Freudenstadt, Germany, then a SDAX-listed company.
Hess AG is increasingly concentrating on the rapidly growing LED market. Demand continues to increase for energy-efficient lighting worldwide, as it offers a sustainable answer to surging energy consumption caused by the world's ever-growing appetite for artificial light. For over 60 years, Hess AG has combined technology and individual solution proficiency with aesthetic design and high product quality. The company, a source of premium quality products, designs, manufactures and markets "decorative and functional" outdoor lighting for streets, plazas and public spaces as well as architectural and residential lighting. Integrated site furnishings complete the product portfolio. With its acquisition of emdelight GmbH in March 2012, Hess expanded its global market position for artistic lighting solutions and increased its direct access to international projects. Amongst emdelight's numerous prestigious lighting projects, are the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt and the recently completed 8.5-kilometre long shopping centre Barwa Commercial Avenue in Qatar.

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Hess AG

Sandra Haus
Corporate Communications
Lantwattenstraße 22
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
Tel.: +49 7721 920-466
Fax: +49 7221 920-771466
Mail: sandra.haus@hess.eu
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