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Chief Financial Officer is leaving Leica Camera AG


Leica Camera AG, an internationally photographic technology company and manufacturer of premium cameras and lenses, would like to announce the following change in the company’s management level staff. Ronald Marcel Peters, board member responsible for Finance, Controlling, Human Resources, IT, Legal and Compliance und Facility Management since 2012 will be leaving the company at his own request to address new challenges in the Netherlands. Mr Peters has held the position of Company CFO since 2012.

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG, thanked Mr Peters for his many years of work for the company. ‘Mr Peters successfully accompanied the company through important phases of the process of change, especially in the new positioning of what was exclusively a camera manufacturer as a technological concern. We would like to express our particular thanks to him for his enormous dedication and commitment throughout all these years and wish him all the best for the future.’

The company is searching intensively for a successor and has now completed the interviews with potential candidates. For the time being, Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG, will be temporarily taking on the areas for which Mr Peters held responsibility on the board. From 15 July, he will be assisted in this by Dr. Thomas Riegler, who will be immediately available to fulfil the role of interim manager.

About Leica Camera

Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicăo, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.

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