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30.10.2020

SGL Carbon SE: Board of Management resolves restructuring program

An impairment charge has become necessary based on the current status of the new 5 year plan.

(Market Abuse Regulation N° 596/2014)
•    Impairment loss amounting to €80-100 million in the fourth quarter 2020 in the business unit CFM
•    Restructuring program resolved with savings target of more than €100 million until 2023
•    Guidance 2020 for Group sales and operating recurring Group EBIT confirmed
•    Guidance 2020 for net result reduced to minus €130-150 million

An impairment charge has become necessary based on the current status of the new 5 year plan.

(Market Abuse Regulation N° 596/2014)
•    Impairment loss amounting to €80-100 million in the fourth quarter 2020 in the business unit CFM
•    Restructuring program resolved with savings target of more than €100 million until 2023
•    Guidance 2020 for Group sales and operating recurring Group EBIT confirmed
•    Guidance 2020 for net result reduced to minus €130-150 million

In the current status of the 5 year plan, which is at present under preparation, significant deviations have already become apparent today, particularly in the market segments Automotive, Aerospace and Wind Energy in the business unit Composites – Fibers & Materials (CFM). Partially also due to the pandemic, Automotive and Aerospace is developing slower than anticipated in the last 5 year plan. In contrast, business with Wind Energy is growing much stronger than previously planned. These changes in the product mix lead to lower mid-term earnings at CFM compared to the prior 5 year plan. Following these deviations from the last 5 year plan, an event-driven impairment test was undertaken. This results in a non-cash impairment charge amounting to €80-100 million, which will be recorded in the fourth quarter 2020.

The Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE today also resolved the implementation of a restructuring program, with which the Company is targeting savings of more than €100 million until 2023 (compared to the base year 2019). These savings consist of a planned socially compatible reduction in personnel of more than 500 employees and substantial reduction in indirect spend, particularly in the areas of travel, consulting and external services. Costs of approximately €40 million are anticipated for the implementation of this restructuring program. A little more than half of this is expected to be recorded as expenses in the fourth quarter 2020, while the associated cash outflows are mainly forecasted for 2021.

This requires a partial adjustment of the guidance for 2020. The solid operational development in the third quarter 2020 with Group sales between €220 and €230 million and operating recurring EBIT1 between €13 and €15 million (plus approximately €9 million positive one-time effects) is within the framework of our expectations for the full year 2020. However, the Group net result is likely to develop below the prior year level of minus €90 million and reach approximately between minus €130 and €150 million due to the restructuring provisions as well as the impairment charge (prior guidance: improvement to a negative low double-digit million € amount).

With liquidity of €167 million as of September 30, 2020 (compared to €137 million at year-end 2019) and further cash inflows in the fourth quarter 2020 from successfully implemented additional funding measures, the Company’s position is solid. This liquidity is more than sufficient for the payment of the purchase price for SGL Composites USA in the amount of USD 62 million at the end of 2020 as well as the restructuring-related cash outflows expected mainly in 2021. The Company continues to have access to the revolving credit facility (RCF) in the amount of €175 million, which remains undrawn.

The quarterly statement as of September 30, 2020 will be published on November 12, 2020 as scheduled. Further details on the new 5 year plan as well as the guidance on the fiscal year 2021 will be presented with the publication of the Annual Report 2020 on March 25, 2021.

*The use of KPIs in this notification is aligned to the annual report 2019 and the interim report for the first half year 2020. There were no changes to the scope of consolidation or to valuation methods compared to the previous guidance.

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SGL CARBON SE

Thomas Dippold (c) Schaltbau Holding
Thomas Dippold
15.10.2020

SGL Carbon SE: Thomas Dippold ist Mitglied des Vorstands

Wie am 17. August 2020 berichtet, hatte der Aufsichtsrat der SGL Carbon SE Thomas Dippold mit Wirkung zum 1. Dezember 2020 zum CFO und Mitglied des Vorstands der SGL Carbon SE bestellt. Erfreulicherweise kann Herr Dippold kurzfristig sein Amt als Vorstandsmitglied der SGL Carbon SE früher antreten, so dass der Aufsichtsrat der Gesellschaft seine Bestellung nun auf den 15. Oktober 2020 vorgezogen hat, auch um die geplante Übernahme der CFO-Position vorzubereiten.

Herr Dippold tritt wie berichtet zum 1. Dezember 2020 die Nachfolge des langjährigen Finanzvorstands Dr. Michael Majerus an, der zum 30. November 2020 in gutem gegenseitigen Einvernehmen aus seinem Amt ausscheidet.

Dr. Stephan Bühler legt plangemäß sein Amt als Vorstandsmitglied zum 15. Oktober 2020 nieder.

Wie am 17. August 2020 berichtet, hatte der Aufsichtsrat der SGL Carbon SE Thomas Dippold mit Wirkung zum 1. Dezember 2020 zum CFO und Mitglied des Vorstands der SGL Carbon SE bestellt. Erfreulicherweise kann Herr Dippold kurzfristig sein Amt als Vorstandsmitglied der SGL Carbon SE früher antreten, so dass der Aufsichtsrat der Gesellschaft seine Bestellung nun auf den 15. Oktober 2020 vorgezogen hat, auch um die geplante Übernahme der CFO-Position vorzubereiten.

Herr Dippold tritt wie berichtet zum 1. Dezember 2020 die Nachfolge des langjährigen Finanzvorstands Dr. Michael Majerus an, der zum 30. November 2020 in gutem gegenseitigen Einvernehmen aus seinem Amt ausscheidet.

Dr. Stephan Bühler legt plangemäß sein Amt als Vorstandsmitglied zum 15. Oktober 2020 nieder.

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SGL Carbon SE

Thomas Dippold (c) Schaltbau Holding
Thomas Dippold
15.10.2020

SGL Carbon SE: Thomas Dippold becomes member of the Board of Management

As reported on August 17, 2020, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE had appointed Thomas Dippold to CFO and member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE effective December 1, 2020. Fortunately, Mr. Dippold is able to assume office of his mandate as member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE earlier, so that the Supervisory Board of the company has brought forward the appointment to October 15, 2020, also to prepare for the planned assumption of the CFO position.

As previously reported, and effective December 1, 2020, Mr. Dippold is succeeding the long-standing CFO Dr. Michael Majerus, who is resigning from his office effective November 30, 2020 by mutual amicable consent.

As planned, Dr. Stephan Bühler resigned from his office as member of the Board of Management effective October 15, 2020.

As reported on August 17, 2020, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE had appointed Thomas Dippold to CFO and member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE effective December 1, 2020. Fortunately, Mr. Dippold is able to assume office of his mandate as member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE earlier, so that the Supervisory Board of the company has brought forward the appointment to October 15, 2020, also to prepare for the planned assumption of the CFO position.

As previously reported, and effective December 1, 2020, Mr. Dippold is succeeding the long-standing CFO Dr. Michael Majerus, who is resigning from his office effective November 30, 2020 by mutual amicable consent.

As planned, Dr. Stephan Bühler resigned from his office as member of the Board of Management effective October 15, 2020.

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SGL Carbon SE

34 Auszubildende starten 2020 in ihr Berufsleben bei der SGL Carbon (c) SGL CARBON SE
Unsere neuen Auszubildenden und Duale Studenten am Standort Meitingen
02.09.2020

34 Auszubildende starten 2020 in ihr Berufsleben bei der SGL Carbon

  • Am 1. September 2020 hat die SGL Carbon 33 neue Auszubildende in Deutschland begrüßt.

An den Standorten Meitingen und Bonn sind die jungen Menschen in unterschiedlichen technischen und kaufmännischen Berufen sowie in dualen Studiengängen in ihr Berufsleben gestartet. Am österreichischen Standort im Innkreis hat bereits Anfang August ein Lehrling die Arbeit aufgenommen.

Die Auszubildenden (in Österreich: Lehrlinge) werden in vielfältigen Fachrichtungen auf ihre spätere Laufbahn als Fachkräfte vorbereitet. Dazu zählen unter anderem die Berufe Industriemechaniker/in, Elektroniker/in für Betriebstechnik, Maschinen- und Anlagenführer/in, Chemielaborant/in, Verfahrensmechaniker/in und Bürokaufmann/-frau. Darüber hinaus bietet die SGL Carbon seit einigen Jahren auch duale Studiengänge mit betriebswirtschaftlichem oder technischem Schwerpunkt an. In diesem Jahr starten hier vier Studenten in den Fachrichtungen chemische Technik, Elektrotechnik, Mechatronik und Umwelttechnik.

  • Am 1. September 2020 hat die SGL Carbon 33 neue Auszubildende in Deutschland begrüßt.

An den Standorten Meitingen und Bonn sind die jungen Menschen in unterschiedlichen technischen und kaufmännischen Berufen sowie in dualen Studiengängen in ihr Berufsleben gestartet. Am österreichischen Standort im Innkreis hat bereits Anfang August ein Lehrling die Arbeit aufgenommen.

Die Auszubildenden (in Österreich: Lehrlinge) werden in vielfältigen Fachrichtungen auf ihre spätere Laufbahn als Fachkräfte vorbereitet. Dazu zählen unter anderem die Berufe Industriemechaniker/in, Elektroniker/in für Betriebstechnik, Maschinen- und Anlagenführer/in, Chemielaborant/in, Verfahrensmechaniker/in und Bürokaufmann/-frau. Darüber hinaus bietet die SGL Carbon seit einigen Jahren auch duale Studiengänge mit betriebswirtschaftlichem oder technischem Schwerpunkt an. In diesem Jahr starten hier vier Studenten in den Fachrichtungen chemische Technik, Elektrotechnik, Mechatronik und Umwelttechnik.

Uwe Moderer, Ausbildungsleiter in Meitingen, dem größten Standort der SGL Carbon: „Speziell in diesen besonderen Zeiten ist es wichtig, jungen Menschen eine Perspektive zu geben. Wir freuen uns daher sehr, unsere neuen Auszubildenden willkommen zu heißen.“

Pro Jahr stellt die SGL Carbon im Schnitt etwa 30 neue Auszubildende ein. Bereits jetzt läuft das Bewerbungsverfahren für den Ausbildungsbeginn im September 2021.

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SGL CARBON SE

Thomas Dippold appointed as new member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE (c) Schaltbau Holding
Thomas Dippold
17.08.2020

Thomas Dippold appointed as new member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE

  • Thomas Dippold succeeding Dr. Michael Majerus as CFO

During its meeting on August 17, 2020, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE decided to appoint Thomas Dippold (48) as CFO and member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE effective December 1, 2020 with a tenure of five years. Thomas Dippold will succeed the long-standing CFO Dr. Michael Majerus, who will resign from his office as of November 30, 2020 by mutual amicable consent.

Thomas Dippold (German Diploma in Business Administration, MBA in USA) began his career at HSBC Bank in London and Düsseldorf. Further appointments led him to Schott AG amongst others in Singapore, followed by commercial management jobs and CFO positions in internationally active industrial companies headquartered in Germany. Mr. Dippold is currently CFO of the stock listed transportation technology company Schaltbau Holding AG.

  • Thomas Dippold succeeding Dr. Michael Majerus as CFO

During its meeting on August 17, 2020, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE decided to appoint Thomas Dippold (48) as CFO and member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE effective December 1, 2020 with a tenure of five years. Thomas Dippold will succeed the long-standing CFO Dr. Michael Majerus, who will resign from his office as of November 30, 2020 by mutual amicable consent.

Thomas Dippold (German Diploma in Business Administration, MBA in USA) began his career at HSBC Bank in London and Düsseldorf. Further appointments led him to Schott AG amongst others in Singapore, followed by commercial management jobs and CFO positions in internationally active industrial companies headquartered in Germany. Mr. Dippold is currently CFO of the stock listed transportation technology company Schaltbau Holding AG.

The Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE, Mrs. Susanne Klatten, welcomes Mr. Dippold: “With the appointment of Mr. Dippold, we are pleased to have gained a convincing and highly respected personality in his field. We are convinced that Mr. Dippold possesses key qualifications to sustainably support SGL Carbon SE in its upcoming tasks given his comprehensive and long-standing experience as CFO.“

The Supervisory Board thanks Dr. Majerus very much for his great achievements in the interest of SGL Carbon. In the past six years, Dr. Majerus has stabilized the Company even in difficult times with several major capital market transactions and has meaningfully contributed to the strategic realignment of the Company with the successful divestment of the graphite electrode and cathode businesses. For nine months up to and including May 2020, Dr. Majerus additionally assumed nearly all responsibilities from the recently departed CEO and provided leadership to the Company as the Speaker of the Board of Management. In this position, he safely steered the Company through the immediate impacts of the Corona pandemic. In addition, he developed substantial future growth perspectives with, amongst others, the conclusion of a large supply agreement for fuel cell components. The Supervisory Board wishes him all the best and further success in his future endeavors.

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SGL Carbon SE

Dr. Torsten Derr (c) SGL Carbon SE
28.04.2020

Designated CEO of SGL Carbon SE assumes position earlier

On February 10, 2020, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE appointed Dr. Torsten Derr as Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE for the duration of five years effective July 1, 2020. In agreement with his current employer, Dr. Derr will now take up his position as CEO of SGL Carbon one month earlier on June 1, 2020. The Supervisory Board very much welcomes this development in view of the challenges that these extraordinary times pose.  

Since 2016, Dr. Torsten Derr is holding the position of Managing Director of SALTIGO GmbH, a subsidiary of LANXESS AG. Following his master degree and attainment of his PhD in chemistry at the University of Bremen, Dr. Derr began his professional career 1997 at Bayer AG, and since 2003 at LANXESS AG, where he was Vice President for Plastic Intermediates, Head of the Business Units Material Protection Products and EPDM-Elastomers, as well as holding various other management functions, amongst others as Head of Commercial & Supply Chain Excellence & Chief Commercial Officer of LANXESS AG.

On February 10, 2020, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE appointed Dr. Torsten Derr as Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE for the duration of five years effective July 1, 2020. In agreement with his current employer, Dr. Derr will now take up his position as CEO of SGL Carbon one month earlier on June 1, 2020. The Supervisory Board very much welcomes this development in view of the challenges that these extraordinary times pose.  

Since 2016, Dr. Torsten Derr is holding the position of Managing Director of SALTIGO GmbH, a subsidiary of LANXESS AG. Following his master degree and attainment of his PhD in chemistry at the University of Bremen, Dr. Derr began his professional career 1997 at Bayer AG, and since 2003 at LANXESS AG, where he was Vice President for Plastic Intermediates, Head of the Business Units Material Protection Products and EPDM-Elastomers, as well as holding various other management functions, amongst others as Head of Commercial & Supply Chain Excellence & Chief Commercial Officer of LANXESS AG.

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SGL Carbon SE

Dr. Torsten Derr (c) SGL Carbon SE
Dr. Torsten Derr
10.02.2020

Dr. Torsten Derr wird neuer Vorstandsvorsitzender der SGL Carbon SE

Der Aufsichtsrat der SGL Carbon SE hat heute Herrn Dr. Torsten Derr mit Wirkung zum 1. Juli 2020 für die Dauer von fünf Jahren zum Vorsitzenden des Vorstands der SGL Carbon SE bestellt. Damit tritt Herr Dr. Derr die Nachfolge von Herrn Dr. Jürgen Köhler an, der zum 31. August 2019 von seinem Amt als Vorstandsvorsitzender des Unternehmens zurückgetreten war. 

Herr Dr. Derr ist seit 2016 Geschäftsführer der SALTIGO GmbH, Leverkusen, einem Tochterunternehmen der LANXESS AG. Nach seinem Studium der Chemie und seiner Promotion an der Universität Bremen begann er seine berufliche Laufbahn 1997 bei der Bayer AG, ab 2003 bei der LANXESS AG. Hier war er als Vizepräsident für Kunststoffzwischenprodukte, Leiter der Geschäftsbereiche Materialschutz und EPDM-Elastomere und in verschiedenen anderen leitenden Funktionen tätig, unter anderem als Leiter Commercial & Supply Chain Excellence & Chief Commercial Officer der LANXESS AG.

Der Aufsichtsrat der SGL Carbon SE hat heute Herrn Dr. Torsten Derr mit Wirkung zum 1. Juli 2020 für die Dauer von fünf Jahren zum Vorsitzenden des Vorstands der SGL Carbon SE bestellt. Damit tritt Herr Dr. Derr die Nachfolge von Herrn Dr. Jürgen Köhler an, der zum 31. August 2019 von seinem Amt als Vorstandsvorsitzender des Unternehmens zurückgetreten war. 

Herr Dr. Derr ist seit 2016 Geschäftsführer der SALTIGO GmbH, Leverkusen, einem Tochterunternehmen der LANXESS AG. Nach seinem Studium der Chemie und seiner Promotion an der Universität Bremen begann er seine berufliche Laufbahn 1997 bei der Bayer AG, ab 2003 bei der LANXESS AG. Hier war er als Vizepräsident für Kunststoffzwischenprodukte, Leiter der Geschäftsbereiche Materialschutz und EPDM-Elastomere und in verschiedenen anderen leitenden Funktionen tätig, unter anderem als Leiter Commercial & Supply Chain Excellence & Chief Commercial Officer der LANXESS AG.

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SGL Carbon SE

Dr. Torsten Derr (c) SGL CARBON SE
Dr. Torsten Derr
10.02.2020

Dr. Torsten Derr to become new Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE

The Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE today appointed Dr. Torsten Derr as Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE for the duration of five years effective July 1, 2020. With this appointment, Dr. Derr is succeeding Dr. Jürgen Köhler, who resigned from his mandate as Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE effective August 31, 2019.  

Since 2016, Dr. Torsten Derr is holding the position of Managing Director of SALTIGO GmbH, a subsidiary of LANXESS AG. Following his master degree and attainment of his PhD in chemistry at the University of Bremen, Dr. Derr began his professional career 1997 at Bayer AG, and since 2003 at LANXESS AG, where he was Vice President for Plastic Intermediates, Head of the Business Units Material Protection Products and EDPM-Elastomers, as well as holding various other management functions, amongst others as Head of Commercial & Supply Chain Excellence & Chief Commercial Officer of LANXESS AG.

The Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE today appointed Dr. Torsten Derr as Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE for the duration of five years effective July 1, 2020. With this appointment, Dr. Derr is succeeding Dr. Jürgen Köhler, who resigned from his mandate as Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE effective August 31, 2019.  

Since 2016, Dr. Torsten Derr is holding the position of Managing Director of SALTIGO GmbH, a subsidiary of LANXESS AG. Following his master degree and attainment of his PhD in chemistry at the University of Bremen, Dr. Derr began his professional career 1997 at Bayer AG, and since 2003 at LANXESS AG, where he was Vice President for Plastic Intermediates, Head of the Business Units Material Protection Products and EDPM-Elastomers, as well as holding various other management functions, amongst others as Head of Commercial & Supply Chain Excellence & Chief Commercial Officer of LANXESS AG.

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SGL CARBON SE

(c) SGL Carbon
Dr. Stephan Bühler
18.10.2019

Expansion of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE

On October 14, 2019, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE decided to appoint Dr. Stephan Bühler as an additional member to the Board of Management effective October 15, 2019. He will be responsible for Legal and Compliance.

Dr. Bühler is familiar with the Company, having been Head of Legal and Compliance for many years. He is therefore perfectly suited for his new role. He will assume this responsibility on a temporary basis until a new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed and taken office.

Dr. Michael Majerus, who has been the sole member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE since September 1, will run the Company as Spokesman of the Board of Management going forward.

On October 14, 2019, the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon SE decided to appoint Dr. Stephan Bühler as an additional member to the Board of Management effective October 15, 2019. He will be responsible for Legal and Compliance.

Dr. Bühler is familiar with the Company, having been Head of Legal and Compliance for many years. He is therefore perfectly suited for his new role. He will assume this responsibility on a temporary basis until a new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed and taken office.

Dr. Michael Majerus, who has been the sole member of the Board of Management of SGL Carbon SE since September 1, will run the Company as Spokesman of the Board of Management going forward.

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SGL Carbon