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News from February 27, 2015

Steffen Ewald appointed new member of the Executive Board.

Berlin, 27 February 2015: The Supervisory Board of HMS Bergbau AG, an international coal supplier with operating expertise in coal mining, transport and trade, has appointed Steffen Ewald as member of the Executive Board with immediate effect. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he will be responsible for finance and controlling as well as investor relations. The Executive Board of HMS Bergbau AG once again comprises two members: CEO and founder, Heinz Schernikau, and Steffen Ewald, CFO.

Steffen Ewald (aged 47), has a degree in business administration and has been Finance Director of HMS Bergbau AG and authorised signatory since autumn 2014. He studied business administration at the University of Rostock and began his career at an international medium-sized power plant construction company, where his last position was that of commercial director. Before he changed to HMS Bergbau AG, Steffen Ewald was responsible for the corporate group finance and the reporting at a German Holding of an international Media-Group.

“We are pleased to appoint Steffen Ewald, a skilled expert in his field, to the Executive Board. He will strengthen the management team of one of Germany’s leading independent coal companies and his expertise will also be of great benefit to us in realising our strategic goals,” commented Dr. Hans-Dieter Harig, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HMS Bergbau AG.