Current matter of ThyssenKrupp Executive Board

Dr. Jürgen Claassen (54), Member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp AG, today has requested that the Supervisory Board suspend him from his duties as a Member of the Executive Board until further notice.

Dr. Jürgen Claassen: “With this step, in the face of the current news coverage, I intend to keep damage away from the company to which I have felt deeply connected for more than 28 years.”

The Supervisory Board will discuss this matter at its meeting which is already scheduled for December 10, 2012.

At ThyssenKrupp 170,000 employees in around 80 countries work with passion and expertise to develop solutions for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2010/2011 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of €49 billion.

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ThyssenKrupp AG
Alexander Wilke
Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (201) 844-536043
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Published on Dec. 01, 2012 - 17:00 PM (CET)