DGAP-Adhoc: Merck KGaA: Group CFO Matthias Zachert to Join Lanxess

 DGAP-Adhoc: Merck KGaA: Group CFO Matthias Zachert to Join Lanxess  Merck KGaA  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel  26.01.2014 21:41  Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  Merck Group Chief Financial Officer Matthias Zachert (46) has informed the Chairman of the Family Board, Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, as well as the Chairman of the Merck Executive Board, Karl-Ludwig Kley, that he has received the offer to be appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Lanxess AG. He therefore asked for an early release of his duties. Merck will accept this request. The effective date will be announced in due course.   26.01.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   Language:     English Company:      Merck KGaA               Frankfurter Str. 250               64293 Darmstadt               Germany Phone:        +49 (0)6151 72 - 3321 Fax:          +49 (0)6151 72 - 913321 E-mail:       investor.relations@merckgroup.com Internet:     www.merck.de ISIN:         DE0006599905 WKN:          659990 Indices:      DAX Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart;               Terminbörse EUREX; London, SIX   End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------