Change in Leadership of ATON GmbH

In addition to management of ATON GmbH he will also take the leadership of the Helmig family office. Dr. Lutz Helmig, Chairman of the Shareholder Convention: “With Georg Denoke we are winning an outstanding manager who, with his financial background and his experience in leadership, industry and transactions, will open new ways for ATON. In him the executives of our subsidiaries will find both a constructive partner and supporter”. Georg Denoke: "I am delighted with the trust that the Helmig family places in my person and am looking forward to the close cooperation with the founder and entrepreneur Dr. Helmig. The further development of ATON with its long-term, value-creating portfolio approach is an exciting entrepreneurial task”.

Denoke holds degrees in Business Administration and Information Science and was CFO and Employment Director for many years as a member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. Denoke is Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SGL Carbon.

Denoke replaces Thomas Eichelmann, who retires as managing director. Helmig thanks Mr. Eichelmann, who wants to re-orientate himself: "Mr. Eichelmann has done an outstanding job in the last eight years. He successfully restructured the group of companies and further developed it profitably. We wish him all the best for his future”.