PRESS INFORMATION



 
 


 

Changes on RTL Group’s Executive Management Team

Ignace Van Meenen leaves RTL Group for personal reasons - Elmar Heggen appointed new Chief Financial Officer with effect from October 1, 2006

Luxembourg, September 19, 2006 - RTL Group today announced the following changes on its Executive Management team: Ignace Van Meenen (38), who has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of the Corporate Centre at RTL Group since January 1, 2006, will be leaving the company for personal reasons.

His successor as CFO and Head of the Corporate Centre as of October 1, 2006 is Elmar Heggen (38), currently Executive Vice President Regional Operations and Development at RTL Group.

Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group, said: “Ignace Van Meenen has informed me that he would like to resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer of RTL Group for personal reasons. I greatly regret this, but respect the decision. He is a well respected CFO. I thank Ignace for the successful and pleasant collaboration and wish him all the best for the future.”

Zeiler continued: “Elmar Heggen is deeply familiar with RTL Group, and
is excellently qualified to handle his assignment. He has extensive experience steering the group’s finances and operations, and was a key force in formulating RTL Group’s strategy in recent years. I wish Elmar Heggen the best of success in his new position and look forward to continuing our close cooperation.”

Elmar Heggen first joined the RTL Group Corporate Centre in 2000 as Vice President Merger & Acquisitions. In January 2003, he was promoted to Senior Vice President Controlling & Investments. From July 2003 until December 2005 he was Executive Vice President Strategy & Controlling. Since January 2006, Elmar Heggen has served on the RTL Group Executive Management team, where he is responsible for business development in the emerging markets of Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the radio business, and the Belgian market.

For further information please contact:
    
Oliver Herrgesell    
Corporate Communications  
Phone: +352/2486 5200  
oliver.herrgesell@rtlgroup.com