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DIC Asset AG Expands its Management Board

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DIC Asset AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel08.05.2013 / 09:30---------------------------------------------------------------------Sonja Wärntges to succeed Markus Koch as new CFO Rainer Pillmayer to join Management Board as COOThe Supervisory Board of Frankfurt-based DIC Asset AG has just decided toreshuffle its senior executive body: Sonja Wärntges (aged 45) has beenappointed to the Management Board as at 01 June 2013. She will assume therole of CFO, as the incumbent CFO Markus Koch (aged 50) will leave thecompany at his own request to focus on a new career challenge. Markus Kochhas served on the Board as CFO since July 2003. In another seniorappointment effective 01 June 2013, Rainer Pillmayer (aged 38) will jointhe Board to take over the position of COO that was just created. UlrichHöller (aged 47), who has been CEO for many years, will continue to leadthe company.Markus Koch looks back on an impressive track record as CFO of DIC AssetAG. He shaped the company significantly in a time that was marked by briskgrowth and that saw DIC Asset AG rise to become of the major players onGermany's commercial real estate market. For one thing, Markus Kochmasterminded the company's highly successful IPO in 2006 along with severalcapital increases and the issuance of the first corporate bond. Moreover,he was in charge of group financings and of structuring the company's firstspecial fund. He was instrumental in helping a productive trust-basedrelationship to develop among the various business partners of DIC Asset AGwho were highly appreciative of his extreme reliability and profoundexpertise.Sonja Wärntges, a certified economist, has served as CFO on the ManagementBoard of Deutsche Immobilien Chancen AG & Co KGaA for nearly two years. Sheis a financial expert with demonstrable track record who has proven her CFOcompetence in various senior positions in the financial departments ofrenowned companies, including e.g. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and C&A.Following her appointment to the Board of DIC Asset AG, she will be leavingDeutsche Immobilien Chancen AG & Co KGaA. She will be succeeded in theposition by Thomas Grimm (42) as CFO at the same time.Rainer Pillmayer, a certified business administrator, joined DIC Asset AGin 2008 in the role of Corporate Development Manager. Most recently, heplayed a definitive part in setting up the investment fund business.Previous career stops included Eurohypo in Frankfurt am Main and London,and Boston Consulting Group. He is a known expert for structuring andcontrolling real estate transactions. As Member of the Management Board ofDIC Asset AG, he will be responsible, among other things, for controllingthe proprietary asset management and property management activities of DICONSITE as well as the investment fund business as before, but alsoproject-related for Corporate Finance.Said Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DICAsset AG: 'On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, I should very muchlike to thank Markus Koch for his dedicated and decidedly successfulcollaboration on our company's Management Board these many years. While wedo regret his departure, we wish Markus Koch all the best for his ongoingcareer as well as good health and personal happiness along withprofessional success. In Sonja Wärntges, we have won a financial expert whorepresents continuity and competence in one of the company's most demandingroles. By bringing in Rainer Pillmayer and his experience, we expand thesenior management team in order to address the massive and wide-rangingchallenges facing one of Germany's leading real estate companies.'For more details on DIC Asset AG, please visit us on the Internet atwww.dic-asset.de.About DIC Asset AG:Established in 2002, DIC Asset AG, with registered offices inFrankfurt/Main, is a real estate company with a dedicated investment focuson commercial real estate in Germany, pursuing a return-oriented investmentpolicy. Real estate assets under management amount to approx. EUR 3.4billion, comprising around 270 properties. The Company's investmentstrategy is geared to the continued development of a high-quality, highlyprofitable and regionally diversified portfolio. The real estate portfoliois structured in two segments: the Commercial Portfolio (EUR 1.9 billion)comprises existing properties with long-term rental contracts generatingattractive rental yields. The Co-Investments segment (pro-rata EUR 0.3billion) comprises fund investments, joint-venture investments, andinterests in development projects. DIC Asset AG provides a direct serviceto tenants through its own real estate management teams in six branchoffices located at the regional hubs within the portfolio. This providesDIC Asset AG with an edge in terms of market presence and expertise, andbuilds the foundation for maintaining and increasing income and the valueof its real estate assets. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAX(R)segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006. The Company'sshares are also included in the EPRA index, which tracks the performance ofthe most important European real estate companies.Contact:Immo von Homeyer Head of Investor Relations & Corporate CommunicationsTel  +49 (0) 69 27 40 33 86Fax +49 (0) 69 27 40 33 69I.vonHomeyer@dic-asset.deMedia Contact:Thomas Pfaff KommunikationHöchlstraße 2D-81675 MünchenFon +49-89-992496-50Fax +49-89-992496-52Mobil +49-172-8312923kontakt@pfaff-kommunikation.deEnd of Corporate News---------------------------------------------------------------------08.05.2013 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - acompany of EquityStory AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de---------------------------------------------------------------------Language:    English                                                Company:     DIC Asset AG                                                        Eschersheimer Landstr. 223                                          60320 Frankfurt                                                     Germany                                                Phone:       +49 69 9454858-86                                      Fax:         +49 69 9454858-99                                      E-mail:      ir@dic-asset.de                                        Internet:    www.dic-asset.de                                       ISIN:        DE0005098404, DE000A1KQ1N3,                            WKN:         509840, A1KQ1N,                                        Indices:     S-DAX                                                  Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);                    Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover,               München, Stuttgart                                       End of News    DGAP News-Service  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  210238 08.05.2013