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Heidelberg Amstetten site under new management

Press release from the issuing company

Thomas Doyon (52) is to become manager of the Amstetten site of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on February 1, 2005. The foundry near Geislingen is part of the production network of the Heidelberg Sheetfed segment and a competence center for the manufacture of castings. The site has a workforce of around 1,300. Thomas Doyon started his career at Heidelberg in 1983 in the basic planning department of the Wiesloch factory after studying business engineering at the Technical University in Karlsruhe and working for Daimler-Benz. Following various roles in the sheetfed offset sector, he became Assembly Manager at the Wiesloch factory in 1998. From 2001 until it was taken over by Goss International, he was responsible for the production sites and product development of the Heidelberg Web Systems segment (web offset presses) headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire, USA. Thomas Doyon is married with two children. Dr. Friedrich Denkhaus (48), currently manager of the Amstetten site, is to become the new manager of the Postpress segment in Heidelberg with effect from February 1, 2005. The Postpress segment has sites in Ludwigsburg, Leipzig and Mönchengladbach in Germany, Nové Mesto, Slovak Republic, Padua, Italy, Eksjö, Sweden and a branch in Sidney, Ohio, USA. In fiscal year 2003/2004, it achieved sales of around Euro 360 million with a workforce of some 1,400. This represents around 12 % of the total sales of the Heidelberg Group (Euro 3.114 billion, covering the press, postpress and financial services sectors). Dr. Denkhaus joined Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in 1991 after completing his doctorate in engineering and working at Daimler-Benz. After several management positions at the Wiesloch factory, he became manager of the Amstetten site in 1999. Dr. Denkhaus is married with two children.