Changes on the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG
In a meeting on 15 December 2010, the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Wien AG dealt with the draft report on the terminal extension VIE-Skylink that was prepared by the Austrian Federal Accounting Office. In the opinion of the Supervisory Board, the members of the Management Board did not violate any provisions of stock corporation law or criminal law.
Notwithstanding this conclusion, the Supervisory Board decided in favour of a change in the organisation of Flughafen Wien AG. The following was approved as a first step: Herbert Kaufmann will resign from the Management Board as of 31 December 2010 by mutual agreement. The chairman of the Supervisory Board, Christoph Herbst, was appointed chairman of the Management Board for a term of office from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011. His position as chairman of the Supervisory Board will be suspended during this time, and the respective responsibilities will be taken over by the current vice-chairman Karl Samstag. Management Board members Ernest Gabmann and Gerhard Schmid will remain in their positions up to 31 December 2011.
?Flughafen Wien AG has grown to become a strong and successful company, and Herbert Kaufmann played a key role in this outstanding development. He will therefore be available to assist the company in an advisory capacity in the future. In order to ensure the completion of the terminal extension VIE-Skylink, the Supervisory Board has decided in favour of continuity on the Management Board. At the same time, the rapid changes in the aviation industry will present Vienna International Airport with new challenges and it is necessary to take action now to set the course for future-oriented management and organisation?, commented Christoph Herbst.
For additional information contact: Flughafen Wien AG Press Office
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399
Birgit Fehsler (+43-1-) 7007-22254