K+S appoints Mark Roberts to board of directors, will be responsible for salt business segment, effective Oct. 1

KASSEL, Germany , May 8, 2012 (press release) – At its meeting held today, the Supervisory Board of K+S Aktiengesellschaft appointed Mark Roberts (48) as a member of the Board of Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 October 2012. He will take over responsibility for the Salt business segment, which was previously borne by the chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Norbert Steiner. Roberts currently heads up the US K+S subsidiary Morton Salt as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr. Roberts has over 20 years of experience in the fertilizer and salt business in the K+S Group. Before his appointment as CEO of Morton Salt, the positions he held included those of managing director of the K+S subsidiaries International Salt Company (ISCO) and Potash Import & Chemical Corporation (PICC). Mr. Roberts is married and the father of two children.

As already reported, Joachim Felker will retire when his contract expires on 30 September 2012. From this date and until a successor is appointed, Norbert Steiner will hold responsibility for the Potash and Magnesium Products business segment.
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The K+S Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of standard and speciality fertilizers. In the salt business, K+S is the world’s leading producer with sites in Europe as well as North and South America. K+S offers a comprehensive range of goods and services for agriculture, industry, and private consumers, which provides growth opportunities in virtually every sphere of daily life. The K+S Group employs more than 14,000 people. K+S – the commodities stock on the German DAX index – is listed on all German stock exchanges (ISIN: DE000KSAG888, symbol: SDF).

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