EQS-News: home24 SE
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General Meeting of home24 SE: Three new candidates proposed for election to Supervisory Board – Management Board Member Brigitte Wittekind resigns
BERLIN, 25 May 2023 – home24 SE will hold its next Annual General Meeting as a virtual Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 30, 2023, starting at 12:00 noon. The invitation was published in the Bundesanzeiger and on the company's website on May 24.
One of the items on the agenda is the re-election of the four-member Supervisory Board. Philipp Kreibohm, one of the founders of home24, is proposed for re-election. In addition, Michael Seifert, Nikola Seifert and Matthias Ley are to be elected to the Supervisory Board at the suggestion of the majority owner around the XXXLutz Group. The XXXLutz Group holds around 94% of the shares in home24 SE via XXXLutz KG, RAS Beteiligungs GmbH, LSW GmbH and SGW-Immo-GmbH. The candidates proposed for election against this background exercise various management functions in the XXXLutz Group of companies. With the planned election, the new ownership structure will be also reflected in the company's Supervisory Board.
In the course of the acquisition, home24's management team will also be restructured. COO Brigitte Wittekind will leave the company at her own request effective 31 May 2023 to take on a new professional challenge. Her duties will be divided among an expanded Executive Team, which will also include the CEO and founder of Butlers, Wilhelm Josten, who will thus assume additional responsibility in the Group.
"After eight years at home24, it is time for a new challenge. The teams at home24 are in excellent shape and the future prospects together with the XXXLutz Group are very promising," says Brigitte Wittekind. "The successful completion of the takeover was a logical time to take another professional step, giving home24 the opportunity to now set up the management team for the next chapter of home24."
The Chairman of the home24 Supervisory Board, Lothar Lanz, extended his thanks to Brigitte Wittekind: "As COO, Brigitte Wittekind has played a very decisive role in enabling home24 to develop from a tech startup into one of the leading online destinations for home&living. The challenges, especially for logistics, were always great: Brigtte Wittekind first adapted all processes and structures to the growing business volume and successfully implemented our ambitious investment program. When supply chains collapsed during the Corona crisis and demand skyrocketed at the same time, she and her teams ensured that our customers could always rely on home24. We wish her every success in her new role and would like to express our sincere thanks for the outstanding work she has done for home24."
home24 is a leading pure-play home & living e-commerce platform in Continental Europe and Brazil. With over 250,000 home & living products in Europe and more than 200,000 articles in Latin America, home24 offers a unique selection of large and small furniture pieces, garden furniture, mattresses and lighting. This curated, broad assortment offers a significant value-for-money value proposition to customers. home24 is headquartered in Berlin and employs around 3,000 people worldwide. The Company is active in seven European markets: Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. home24 is also active in Brazil under the Mobly brand. The group also includes the lifestyle brand Butlers with around 100 stores in the DACH region and additional 25 in the rest of Europe. home24’s product range consists of numerous brands, including a large number of private labels. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.home24.com.
This publication contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations, assumptions and information of the Company’s management. Forward-looking statements contain no guarantee for the occurrence of future results and developments and are associated with known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Due to various factors, actual future results, developments and events may differ materially from those described in these statements; neither the Company nor any other person accepts any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of the opinions or underlying assumptions contained in this publication. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this publication.
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