At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Silicon Sensor International AG agreed with the Executive Board's proposal to let the shareholders decide on a change to the company name of Silicon Sensor International AG at the Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for June 9, 2011.
The company is to trade under the name First Sensor AG in the future. This change makes allowances for the development of the company over its 20-year history from a manufacturer of customer-specific silicon-based optical sensor components to an integrated internationally oriented industrial group: today, the company develops and produces sensor solutions along the entire value-added chain – from sensor components through to complete sensor systems for a number of industries. In addition to optical sensors, new base materials (alongside silicon, e.g. indium gallium arsenide or silicon carbide) as well as MEMS technology applications (pressure, acceleration and inclination sensors) and special sensors have been added over recent years. For continued successful growth of the company, it is very important that this significantly expanded service offering is communicated to customers, business partners, and investors within the framework of a new, integrated brand appearance.
Two changes will take place on the Silicon Sensor Supervisory Board. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Mr. Ernst Hofmann, informed the company today that he will resign from his position on the Supervisory Board at the end of the 2011 Annual General Meeting to devote his full attention to his occupation as a management consultant. During the nine years spent on our company's Supervisory Board, Mr. Hofmann played a leading role in the restructuring and strategic realignment of Silicon Sensor International AG. The company owes Mr. Hofmann its sincerest thanks for his contribution to the company's development and wishes him good health and every success for the future. The Supervisory Board proposes that the shareholders appoint Mr. Dieter Althaus, Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Magna International GmbH and former Minister President, to take his place on the company's Supervisory Board.
Dr. Dirk Besse also informed the company today that he will resign from his position at the end of the 2011 Annual General Meeting to fully concentrate on his work as an attorney. Dr. Besse has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2009 and, as Vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board, has made a significant contribution to the positive development of Silicon Sensor International AG. He will remain available to our company in his role as an attorney. The company's Supervisory Board proposes that the shareholders appoint Dr. Helge Petersen, Managing Director of Petersen, Waldheim & Cie. GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, to take his place on the company's Supervisory Board. Dr. Petersen is a recognized capital market expert and his previous positions include partner at the management consulting firm McKinsey and the investment bank Wasserstein Perella & Co.
The full invitation to the Annual General Meeting including all other agenda items will be available from April 29, 2011 at www.silicon-sensor.com > Investor Relations > General Meeting.
For more information on the company, please visit www.silicon-sensor.com or call us on: +49 30 639923-710.
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