DGAP-News: New CFO for zooplus AG

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New CFO for zooplus AG

18.06.2013 / 15:00

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Munich, June 18, 2013 - Andreas Grandinger (41) will become the new CFO of
zooplus AG and will succeed Florian Seubert during the fourth quarter of
2013. Mr. Seubert had already announced in 2012 that he did not wish to
re-extend his contract for another period beyond December 2013. A joint
transfer of responsibility will occur from October 2013 onwards in order to
ensure an optimal handover process. Mr. Grandinger will be responsible for
finance, accounting, controlling and investor relations at zooplus AG.

Andreas Grandinger has an excellent background within finance and retail.
His most recent role was as Chief Financial Officer at Parfümerie Douglas,
a company generating EUR 2 billion of sales. He had previously held various
senior positions within the Douglas Group since 2003, including a stint as
Head of Corporate Development. Mr. Grandinger started his career at
Bertelsmann after graduating in business studies from the WHU Otto Beisheim
School of Management.

Michael Rohowski, Supervisory Board Chairman of zooplus AG, welcomed the
nomination: 'With Andreas Grandinger we have acquired a proven financial
expert for zooplus who also draws on in-depth knowledge of the European
retailing sector. He is an ideal appointment for us, and has the stature to
significantly help further advance our company alongside his Management
Board colleagues and the entire team. At the same time, we owe a great deal
to Florian Seubert - who, as a co-founder successfully established zooplus
from 1999 onwards and, in particular, successfully launched and oversaw our
capital markets development from 2008 onwards. We are pleased that he will
remain closely connected with the company as a shareholder in the future.'




Company profile:
zooplus was founded in 1999 and has established itself as Europe's leading
online retailer for pet products, measured by sales and total sales. In
2012, the latter amounted to EUR 336 m and has therefore increased six-fold
since 2007. The company's business model has already been introduced
successfully in 23 European countries. zooplus offers products for all pet
varieties. Its product range comprises foods (dry and wet pet foods as well
as pet food supplements) and pet accessories (such as cat trees, dog
baskets and toys) in all price categories. In addition to a selection of
over 8,000 products, zooplus customers benefit from a range of interactive
online content and community features. Pet supplies is a key market segment
within the European retail landscape. In 2011, sales of more than EUR 22 bn
were recorded within the pet supplies industry in the European Union. The
ongoing 'humanization' of pets in key industrialized countries means that
pet owners' purchasing behavior is undergoing profound change and moving
towards healthcare, wellness and other related premium products. In
addition, continued strong growth is expected for eCommerce in Europe per
se. zooplus is therefore anticipating continued dynamic growth for the
future.

Online at: www.zooplus.de

Investor relations / media contact:
Dirk Ulmer
cometis AG
Unter den Eichen 7
65195 Wiesbaden
Tel: +49 (0)611-205855-24
Fax: +49 (0)611-205855-66
ulmer(at)cometis.de
Web: http://www.cometis.de/


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Language: English
Company: zooplus AG
Sonnenstraße 15
80331 München
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 95 006 - 100
Fax: +49 (0)89 95 006 - 500
E-mail: contact(at)zooplus.com
Internet: www.zooplus.de
ISIN: DE0005111702
WKN: 511170
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart


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