Ziggo : Ziggo intends to appoint René Obermann as its new CEO starting January
The Supervisory Board of Ziggo is pleased to announce that it intends to
appoint René Obermann as the new CEO of Ziggo effective 1st of January 2014.
René Obermann is currently CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG. This planned
transition coincides with the previously disclosed retirement of the current
CEO, Bernard Dijkhuizen in January 2014, and assures continued strong
leadership of Ziggo in future.
Andy Sukawaty, Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
"We are very excited to have Rene Obermann join Ziggo. His leadership skills
and broad global experience in fixed and mobile telecoms will help to drive
continued long term growth and service innovation at Ziggo. Bernard
Dijkhuizen, who as previously announced, will retire next year, will continue
to lead Ziggo through this year and will work with René Obermann to ensure a
smooth transition. Under Bernard's leadership, Ziggo has realised great
success in delivering world leading services to consumers in the Netherlands.
René Obermann is a perfect successor to lead the company through a new phase
of growth, innovation and market leadership."
After 15 happy years at Deutsche Telekom, I am very pleased to join Ziggo.
This opportunity fulfills my strong wish as an entrepreneur to move closer to
operational activities and to be involved in a fast changing world of offering
products and services in media and entertainment. Ziggo therefore makes an
ideal match and I look forward to starting as CEO of Ziggo as of January 1,
For information purposes the intended appointment will be put on the agenda of
the upcoming Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Ziggo, which will take
place on April 18, 2013. The agenda and the explanatory notes to the agenda,
with all relevant information, will be published tomorrow on the corporate
website of Ziggo: www.ziggo.com. The works council of Ziggo will be requested
to give advice in respect of the intended appointment of René Obermann.
Ziggo is a Dutch provider of entertainment, information and communication
through television, Internet and telephony
services. The company serves around 2.9 million households, with almost 1.8
million Internet customers, more than 2.2 million
customers for digital television and 1.5 million telephony subscribers.
Business-to-business customers use services such as
data communication, telephony, television and Internet. The company owns a
next-generation network capable of providing the
bandwidth required for all future services currently foreseen. More
information on Ziggo can be found on: www.ziggo.com
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