Change in the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1: Klara Brachtlova to succeed Erik Huggers
Unterföhring, June 16, 2023. Erik Huggers, member of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, has decided to step down from his mandate after nine years as of June 30, 2023, in order to focus on his activities as Senior Advisor to EQT Group and Chairman of several portfolio companies, in addition to his other Supervisory Board mandates.
Dr. Andreas Wiele, Chairman of the Group's Supervisory Board comments: “On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, I want to thank Erik for his successful work, commitment, and constructive support for ProSiebenSat.1 over the past nine years. We wish him all the best for the future.”
In accordance with the statutory requirements, the Company will file an application for the court appointment of a new member of the Supervisory Board to succeed Erik Huggers and will also submit a proposal for a candidate to the court.
In this context, the Company will take into account that on June 2, 2023 – i.e. after publication of the invitation to this year's Annual General Meeting – the Czech PPF Group notified that its share of voting rights now amounts to 11.6% of the share capital of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and that it also holds financial instruments, that correspond to 3.43% of the shares. Against this background, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board deem a consideration of the PPF Group in the Supervisory Board corresponding to the shareholding of the PPF Group in ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE to be appropriate. The Company therefore intends, in agreement with its Supervisory Board, to propose Klara Brachtlova to the court as successor to Erik Huggers.
She is Chief External Affairs of the Central and Eastern European media group Central European Media Enterprise (CME), which belongs to the Czech PPF Group, and has many years of experience as a media manager. Klara Brachtlova was Co-CEO and CFO of TV Nova and, as Executive Director of Nova TV, was recently responsible for the successful launch of the digital streaming platform Voyo in the Czech market. Klara Brachtlova is also a proven financial expert as an auditor and tax advisor, as well as a member of the ACCA.
Thus, together with the seats to be filled at the Annual General Meeting, a total of five positions will be filled on the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 in the future. For the four members to be elected at the Annual General Meeting on June 30, the Supervisory Board had proposed Katharina Behrends, Dr. Katrin Burkhardt, Thomas Ingelfinger and Prof. Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler.
Corporate Communications | Corporate & Finance CommunicationStefanie Rupp-MenedetterSpokeswoman / Executive Vice President Group CommunicationsPhone: +49 89 9507-2598Stefanie.Rupp@ProSiebenSat1.com