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Anton Hamm new head of newspaper production systems at MAN Roland

Press release from the issuing company

March 13, 2003 -- Engineer Anton Hamm, 44, took over MAN Roland's newspaper production systems business unit on March 1, 2003. Hamm looks forward to his new responsibilities as head of the business unit: "There's lots of potential in the field of newspaper printing as long as we take up the market's challenges and have the courage to set off on new courses. For us it's customary to include customer needs in the development of our products, and customer demands – increased quality at lower production cost – is always the focus of our work. We're going to quickly define the measures necessary to live up to this challenge and implement them over the long term. What's critical is to always focus on the overall ideal, and to ensure success over the entire life cycle of our production systems." Hamm's technical and personal experience makes him predestined for his new job and the challenges it brings. After his training as a toolmaker from 1977 to 1980 at Daimler Benz AG in Stuttgart, he was accepted at the Technical College of Weiden. From 1982 to 1986 he studied mechanical engineering there and process engineering at the Technical College of Munich. Immediately following his studies he began his career at MAN Roland in Augsburg as a test engineer. By 1990 he was head of new printing processes and automation technology/logistics. In 1993 he was given commercial power of attorney and in 1999 managerial responsibilities for newspaper systems project engineering. His predecessor Hans Mamberer will now devote his energy to strategic and corporate development tasks. Hamm is replacing Hans Mamberer, who has been responsible for the outstanding success of the newspaper production system business unit, and who played a key role in making MAN Roland the world's leader in newspaper printing today. More than a third of all the world's newspapers are printed on a MAN Roland press. Hans Mamberer will now devote his energy to strategic and corporate development tasks, and will report directly to the board. His efforts will focus on quality, cost, and project management.