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Thilo Wieland becomes new Executive Board memberWieland takes over the Ressort for Exploration & Production in Russia, North Africa and South America on December 1, 2015

Kassel. Thilo Wieland, currently General Manager of Wintershall Libya, will join the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall as of December 1, 2015. Wieland will be responsible for Exploration & Production in Russia, North Africa and South America. He thus takes over the Ressort that was previously the responsibility of Mario Mehren, who has been the company’s CEO since June 1, 2015. Martin Bachmann is responsible on the Board for Exploration & Production in Europe and the Middle East. The Finance Ressort is headed by Dr. Ties Tiessen. He is also responsible for the natural gas transport and transit pipelines, including the Nord Stream and OPAL/NEL projects.

Wieland, a 46-year-old industrial engineering and business management graduate, has held various positions in the Wintershall Group since joining the company in 1999, including Head of Natural Gas Supply West for WINGAS. Until 2013, Wieland represented Wintershall’s shareholder interests in the Nord Stream and South Stream projects before becoming Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio Management, within the Wintershall Group. As General Manager of Wintershall Libya, Wieland has been responsible for the activities of Germany’s largest internationally active oil and gas producer in the North African country since 2014.

Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs some 2,500 staff worldwide from 40 nations and is now Germany’s largest, internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer.

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Contact: Michael Sasse