At the request of the company, Fabiola Fernandez Grund, who had already been appointed as a further member of the Executive Board at K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel/Germany, last December, will not be taking up her position at the start of next year. In reaching this decision, the Supervisory Board followed the process of redimensioning the management team at K+S and will no longer be pursuing the originally planned new additions to the Executive Board until further notice.