Change of CEO at the KraussMaffei Group as of January 1, 2023

At its November 29 meeting, the KraussMaffei Group Supervisory Board acknowledged with approval CEO Michael Ruf's personal request not to extend his contract, which expires at the end of March 2023, and named Li Yong as his successor. Since 2018, KraussMaffei Group has been part of KraussMaffei Company Limited, a stock corporation listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Majority shareholder is Sinochem, one of the world’s leading chemical conglomerates.

Ruf will remain KraussMaffei Management Board Chairman and CEO until December 31, 2022, with his responsibilities transferred to Li on January 1. Until his contract's expiration on March 31, 2023, Ruf will continue to work to ensure a comprehensive handover and a smooth transition. He will also remain involved in some ongoing projects. Ruf has been a member of the KraussMaffei Management Board since April 2019, initially as Chief Operating Officer and, since April 2020, as CEO for KraussMaffei Group and for KraussMaffei Company Limited.

New CEO Li Yong has been with Sinochem for nearly two decades in a variety of executive, operational and project management positions. Having spent a third of his career abroad, he has intensive intercultural cooperation experience. He has already been involved in KraussMaffei's business since June 2022.

"Ruf has successfully steered KraussMaffei with a sure hand through some unprecedented challenges in recent years. He has also significantly developed the company and comprehensively modernized its processes, technology, strategy and site development. His committment to KraussMaffei's future is greatly appreciated. The shareholders and the Supervisory Board thank Ruf for his commitment and wish him all the best for the future", Supervisory Board Chairman Bai Xinping said.

"After four eventful years with KraussMaffei, now is the right time to pass the baton onto my successor," said Ruf. "I am very proud that together with the shareholders we have succeeded in positioning KraussMaffei for a better future. I would like to thank the employees for their contribution and their representatives from the works council for their trust during the transformation. And I would like to thank my colleagues for the time we spent together, as well as the Supervisory Board and the shareholders for their support."

"I have great confidence in the future and in KraussMaffei's competitiveness. With his international experience and deep knowledge of the Asian growth markets in particular, Li Yong is exactly the right person to continue the company transformation already initiated and to return KraussMaffei to its former strength", Supervisory Board Chairman Bai Xinping said.

"I am very much looking forward to my new role at KraussMaffei and to working with my new colleagues. Ruf has decisively driven KraussMaffei's transformation and set an important course for the future, for which I am very grateful. Together with our main shareholder Sinochem, KraussMaffei is now ready for the next step. We will expand KraussMaffei's technological lead and continue to drive forward the company's internationalization. I am convinced that with our teams' commitment, together we will write the next chapter in the company's distinguished history", Li said.