The non executive board of directors of our company appointed Dr. Gerhard Schroeder as member of the executive board of Aluminiumwerk Unna AG as of December 1st, 2021. Dr. Schroeder examined his university time in Hamburg and left the university successfully after reaching his PhD. After his time in Hamburg, Dr. Schroeder joined our company two decades ago as material expert inside our quality management department. After a short time, he took over responsibility for the whole QM department. After working a few years for a primary smelter in North Rhine-Westphalia as technology and customer service expert, he re-joined Aluminiumwerk Unna AG and took over responsibility as Executive Sales Director. Since December 2020, he has supported the executive board as Associated General Manager with a general commercial power of representation.