At the regular meeting of the RAG-Stiftung, Essen/Germany, board of trustees on 9th May 2018, Bernd Tönjes was, as expected, unanimously elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Executives for RAG-Stiftung for a five-year term. He succeeds Werner Müller, who, as he announced on 28th February 2018, on 24th May 2018 stepped down from this role and from his seats on the supervisory boards of Evonik Industries AG, RAG AG and Deutsche Steinkohle AG for health reasons. At this same meeting, the board of trustees also elected Müller to Honorary Chairman of the Board of Executives for the RAG-Stiftung in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the establishment of the RAG-Stiftung and its continued success.