Styria Media Group AG appoints executive chairman

Graz August, 12th, 2013. In today's meeting, the supervisory board of Styria Media Group AG appointed a new executive chairman for the five year maximum duration specified by stock corporation law. As of October 1st, 2013 Markus Mair, to date director-general of RLB Steiermark, will commence his function as executive chairman of Styria Media Group AG. Together with board members Klaus Schweighofer and Malte von Trotha, Mair will form Styria group's top management.

Markus Mair (48), who, over a period of around twenty years, has filled various different positions including eight years as director-general of RLB Steiermark, will take over leadership of Styria Media group as chairman of the board. He decided on the change after deep reflection and because, for him, a most essential proposition was fulfilled: "I have only been able to accept this thrilling challenge in a branch that is quite familiar to me because there is a perfect candidate successor for me at RLB Steiermark", states Mair. Additionally, Mair has been a member of the supervisory board of Styria Media Group since 2009.

"With Markus Mair we have been able to win a successful manager with excellent expertise. In particular his experience in leading a complex company structure and his integrative personality predestine him to lead Styria into the future", explains spokesman of the supervisory board Dr. Friedrich Santner.