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RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG | 09/27/2012

Supervisory Board of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG reorganises management structures: Chairman of the Board of Management Wolfgang Pföhler and CFO Dr. Erik Hamann leave the Company – Supervisory Board delegates Jens-Peter Neumann to the Board of Management

At its meeting on 27 September 2012, the Supervisory Board of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG made important personnel decisions for the Company’s new future strategic orientation.

Wolfgang Pföhler, chairman of the Board of Management, will leave the Company as of 31 December 2012 at his own request and on the best of amicable terms with the Supervisory Board, and at this time will resign his office as chairman of the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board will then reorganise the chairmanship of the Board of Management. The Supervisory Board thanks Mr. Pföhler for his tremendous, valued commitment during the more than seven years he has served as chairman of the Board of Management. “Wolfgang Pföhler has been decisive in driving the further development of the RHÖN-KLINIKUM Group into a leading integrated healthcare provider.”, said Eugen Münch, chairman of the Supervisory Board.

The Company continues to pursue the long-term goal of realising a national care offering. The maneuvering room needed for that will be determined in the near future by a joint working group appointed by the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board, thus turning the basic objective into a specific concept capable of being adopted by resolution.

Likewise at his own request and on the best of amicable terms with the Supervisory Board, CFO Dr. Erik Hamann will leave the Board of Management as of 30 September 2012 to pursue a new professional challenge. The Supervisory Board thanks Dr. Erik Hamann for his valued work in the interest of the Company, its employees and shareholders.

In accordance with section 105 (2) of the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz, AktG) the Supervisory Board has asked Jens-Peter Neumann with effect from 1 November 2012 to change to the Board of Management of the Company and to suspend his Supervisory Board mandate held already since 2007. Jens-Peter Neumann complied with the Supervisory Board’s request for him to be delegated to the Board of Management of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG. As future CFO, Jens-Peter Neumann will assume responsibility for Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations and Controlling.

“During his many years of work on the Supervisory Board, including central committees of that body, Jens-Peter Neumann has already made very important contributions to the positive development of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG whilst at the same time gaining in-depth knowledge about the Company. The Supervisory Board has now asked Jens-Peter Neumann to change to the Board of Management of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG for the permissible period of up to one year. The Supervisory Board based its decision in this regard in particular also on Jens-Peter Neumann’s many years of extensive experience in the financial sector and the international investment environment. In the interest of the Company and its shareholders, the duties associated with the movement in the current shareholder structure after the takeover bid call for particular care, attention and experience. The Supervisory Board thanks Mr. Neumann for stating his willingness to commit himself to this task.”, said Eugen Münch, chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Jens-Peter Neumann looks back on a career in the financial sector spanning several decades, having latterly worked as Global Head of Capital Markets at Dresdner Kleinwort. After that, Jens-Peter Neumann established his own corporate consultancy firm which now advises reputed, internationally operating firms and service providers above all on matters of corporate finance and structuring.