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Dr. Rolf-Dieter Amann appointed to the Bosch Rexroth AG executive board as of April 1, 2013

Dr. Georg Hanen to move to the Bosch Management Support GmbH

Lohr am Main – Dr. Rolf-Dieter Amann (54) will become new Bosch Rexroth AG board member as of April 1, 2013. He succeeds Dr. Georg Hanen. After ten years on the Rexroth executive board Hanen will move to the Bosch Management Support GmbH management board end of March. Amann will assume responsibility for purchasing, logistics, commercial tasks, and personnel.

Amann has served as the Commercial Plant Manager at Bosch Rexroth since 2006 – first in the Hydraulics division and then for Industrial Applications. After studying business economics and earning a Dr. rer. pol. title in Mannheim, he started as a trainee at Bosch in 1989. He then went on to serve the Bosch Group as commercial plant manager in Göttingen, as head of Controlling at the plant in Cardiff (UK), and as CFO at Lenksysteme GmbH.

Dr. Georg Hanen (59) has been a member of the Bosch Rexroth AG executive board since 2002. After holding several positions within the Bosch Group, Hanen worked abroad in the late 1980s as the commercial manager for three Bosch plants in Spain. Before moving to the Bosch Rexroth AG executive board, Dr. Hanen, who holds a doctorate in business administration, led the Planning and Controlling corporate department at Robert Bosch GmbH for four years.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 38,400 associates generated approximately 6.4 billion euros in revenue in 2011.

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Bosch Management Support GmbH (BMS) was founded in 1999 to offer the consulting services of retired Bosch associates on fixed-term projects that benefit the company’s divisions, regional companies, and corporate departments. BMS consists of a pool of Bosch senior experts at various locations as well as a coordination office in Leonberg, Germany. In 2011, around 570 senior experts worked for Bosch units worldwide, in areas such as manufacturing, engineering, and commercial activities.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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