Bitterfeld-Wolfen, 15 June 2010 – It is proposed to elect Karlheinz Hornung to the supervisory board at the annual general meeting of Q-Cells SE (QCE; ISIN DE0005558662) on 24 June 2010 in Leipzig, Germany. At the end of the annual general meeting the supervisory board will have a vacancy as the incumbent supervisory board member Andrew Lee has resigned from his office. This requires the election of a new supervisory board member. As Good Energies (Solar Investments) S.à r.l., the largest shareholder of Q-Cells SE, has informed the company, it intends to propose to the general meeting to appoint Karlheinz Hornung as a new member to the supervisory board.
The incumbent chairman of the supervisory board, Marcel Brenninkmeijer, has announced to make available the office as chairman and to propose Karlheinz Hornung for this office in the supervisory board meeting which will be held following the annual general meeting, if Karlheinz Hornung were to be elected as a new member of the supervisory board of Q-Cells SE at the general meeting. The election of the chairman of the supervisory board is held by its members. Marcel Brenninkmeijer will remain a member of the supervisory board.
The agenda item “by-election to the supervisory board” is already part of the agenda of the annual general meeting, as Helmut Gierse who had initially been appointed a supervisory board member by court shall now be elected by the annual general meeting. The election of Karlheinz Hornung shall be held as an additional matter.
The nomination committee of the supervisory board of Q-Cells SE has considered and approves these proposals.
Karlheinz Hornung (59), having undergone a commercial training course and training as a tax adviser, gathered extensive experience in the areas of finance and controlling, information systems, human resources and investor relations. From 2004 to 2009 hew as a member of the MAN AG Executive Board, with responsibility for Controlling, since 2006 as CFO. Karlheinz Hornung is was appointed honorary professor at the Technical University Dortmund, Germany, and chairman of the foundation board of EBS, European Business School, where he was nominated as honorary doctor in the field of business economics.