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Press release vom 04.11.2010

Change in the Supervisory Board at H&R WASAG AG

Salzbergen, Germany, 4 November 2010

Osnabrück Local Court (Amtsgericht) has appointed Mr Roland Chmiel and Dr Rolf Schwedhelm as new members of the Supervisory Board at H&R WASAG AG with immediate effect on 28 October 2010. Mr Chmiel and Dr Schwedhelm are succeeding Mr Eckbert von Bohlen und Halbach and Mr Günther Papenburg, who resigned from their posts for personal reasons effective from 9 October 2010 and 1 October 2010 respectively.

Mr Roland Chmiel is an auditor and member of the partnership Weiss-Walter-Fischer-Zernin in Munich, and has many years of experience in advising medium-sized and large, also listed, companies. Mr Chmiel is a member of the Supervisory Board at Togal Werk AG, Munich.

Dr Rolf Schwedhelm is a lawyer specialising in tax law and a partner in the law firm Streck Mack Schwedhelm in Cologne. His activities are focused mainly on advice and representation in the fields of company law, tax law and legal issues relating to fiscal offences. Dr Schwedhelm is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at DeutscheAnwaltAkademie Gesellschaft für Aus- und Fortbildung sowie Serviceleistungen mbH, Berlin.

The appointment of these two members complies with the recommendation in Item 5.4.1 of the German Corporate Governance Code with regard to supervisory board members being appropriately qualified.

Mr Eckbert von Bohlen und Halbach and Mr Günther Papenburg will continue to be closely associated with the company and are being appointed as honorary members of the Supervisory Board of H&R WASAG AG.

H&R WASAG AG, Investor Relations / Communications, Christian Pokropp
Neuenkirchener Straße 8, 48499 Salzbergen, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)40 43218 321, Fax: 0049 (0)40-43218-390, Email: Christian.Pokropp(at)

The SDAX-listed company H&R WASAG AG is active in the fields of development and manufacture of chemical-pharmaceutical specialty products based on crude oil, and in the production of precision plastic parts. In the individual divisions, the group company is positioned as a market and/or technological leader with excellent perspectives.

Forward-looking statements and forecasts:
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon current estimates and forecasts of the executive board as well as information that is available to the executive board at this point in time. They are not to be taken as guarantees of future developments and results. The future developments and results are much more dependent upon many factors. They contain various risks and uncertainties and are based upon assumptions that may prove to be inaccurate. We assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.


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