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Unternehmenszentrale Vonovia
Press Release

Gerald Klinck to Leave the Management Board of Vonovia in May 2018

Bochum, Germany, August 4, 2017 – Gerald Klinck (48) has decided not to seek an extension of his contract and to leave the Management Board of Vonovia when his current contract expires (May 2018) in order to take up new business challenges. In the meantime, he will remain responsible for the Management Board functions that he currently oversees as Chief Controlling Officer. Gerald Klinck will continue to maintain a relationship with the company following his retirement from the Management Board.

Dr. Wulf Bernotat, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE, comments, “The Supervisory Board respects Gerald Klinck’s decision to leave Vonovia’s Management Board at the end of his current contract. I would like to sincerely thank him for his successful work at Vonovia and wish him all the best in his professional and personal future. The Supervisory Board will discuss and determine the impact this will have on the Management Board’s future activities in due course.”

Rolf Buch, CEO of Vonovia, remarks, “I greatly regret Gerald Klinck’s decision to leave the Management Board. However, at the same time I am pleased that he will maintain a relationship with our company. I would like to warmly thank him for his excellent service and for our positive working relationship. I wish him all the very best for his private future and every success in his future career.”

Gerald Klinck studied business administration and began his career in the real estate sector at HSH Nordbank in 1997. In 2006, he assumed responsibility for corporate management and planning at Gehag before joining Deutsche Wohnen and taking a seat on its Executive Board in 2009. In the period from 2011 up to the company’s merger with Deutsche Annington in 2015, Gerald Klinck worked at GAGFAH SE and was responsible for its commercial operations as CFO from 2012 onwards. Following the merger of the two companies, Gerald Klinck was appointed to the Management Board of Vonovia as Chief Controlling Officer. He enhanced the areas of controlling, portfolio management/valuation and Immobilien Treuhand, and also established and professionalized a central procurement system.