The Management Board

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Frans W. H. Muller Mark Frese Olaf Koch Heiko Hutmacher

Frans W. H. Muller Member of the Board

Mark Frese Chief Financial Officer

Olaf Koch Chairman

Heiko Hutmacher Chief Human Resources Officer

Frans W. H. Muller Member of the Board

Responsibilities:

CEO METRO Cash & Carry (incl. Corporate Food and Nonfood Management, Corporate Marketing, Corporate Operations Management, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Corporate Cross Border Management, Corporate Quality Assurance, Corporate Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, METRO Group Advertising)

Profile:

Frans W. H. Muller has been a member of the Management Board of METRO AG since 2006 and is appointed until 31 July 2014. Muller, who holds a degree in economics and business studies, has been CEO of METRO Cash & Carry since 2008. The 51-year-old began his career at METRO GROUP in 1997 as Operations Director of MAKRO Cash & Carry Netherlands and has since served in various management functions at METRO GROUP companies. Before joining METRO GROUP, he held different management positions at KLM Cargo in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Singapore. Frans Muller is married and has 3 children.

Mark Frese Chief Financial Officer

Responsibilities:

Corporate Accounting, Corporate Group Tax, Corporate Risk Management & Internal Control Finance, Group Finance (Planning & Controlling, Treasury, Financial Services), METRO GROUP Insurance Broker, METRO SYSTEMS

Profile:

Mark Frese was appointed Chief Financial Officer of METRO AG on 1 January 2012. The 48-year-old is appointed until 31 December 2014. Mark Frese has worked for METRO GROUP since 1994. Following senior positions at Group subsidiary Galeria Kaufhof he became the divisional head of Planning & Controlling at METRO AG in 2009. In September 2010, he took over as CFO of METRO Cash & Carry. The economist is married and has 4 children.

Olaf Koch Chairman

Responsibilities:

Corporate Communication, Corporate Group Strategy, Corporate Investor Relations, Corporate Legal Affairs & Compliance, Corporate M&A, Corporate Office, Corporate Programme Management Office, Corporate Public Policy, Corporate Internal Audit, Galeria Kaufhof, Media-Saturn, METRO PROPERTIES, Real, MGB METRO Group Buying Hong Kong

Profile:

Olaf Koch took over as Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG on 1 January 2012 and is appointed until 13 September 2015. The 42-year-old joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in September 2009. He previously worked for the financial investor Permira. Koch, who holds a degree in business administration, launched his career in 1994 at Daimler Benz AG. Between 2002 and 2007, he was a member of the board of management of Mercedes Car Group. Olaf Koch is married and has 3 children.

Heiko Hutmacher Chief Human Resources Officer

Responsibilities:

HR Operations, Corporate House of Learning, Corporate Performance & Rewards, Talent Management, Leadership & Change, Executive Resources, HR Organisation Development, Processes & IT, Labour Relations & Labour Law, METRO GROUP Travel Services

Profile:

Heiko Hutmacher joined the Management Board of METRO AG in October 2011 taking charge of human resources. In April 2012, the 55-year-old also assumed responsibility for human resources at METRO Cash & Carry. Hutmacher holds a degree in business management and has more than 30 years’ experience in human resources management at such companies as IBM and Akzo Nobel. Heiko Hutmacher is appointed until 30 September 2014. He is married and has 2 children.