Hawesko: Detlev Meyer becomes supervisory board member

Hamburg, 6 October 2010. The wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW GR, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) announces that Detlev Meyer has been appointed to its supervisory board. The appointment was made by the local court of Hamburg effective 4 October 2010. Prior to the court's formal decision, the supervisory board had explicitly welcomed the possible appointment in its meeting on 23 September 2010. Mr Meyer is owner and managing director of Tocos Beteiligung GmbH, which holds a 29 % interest in Hawesko Holding AG, and was already a member of the supervisory board from 1 November 2005 to 31 December 2007. Tocos Beteiligung GmbH has held an interest in Hawesko of more than 10 % since July 2005.

Prof. Dr. Franz Jürgen Säcker, chairman of Hawesko Holding AG's supervisory board, gladly accepted the appointment of Detlev Meyer: 'We are pleased that Mr Meyer has stepped forward and will be able to add to the expertise of the supervisory board with his knowledge and pertinent retail experience - amongst which was building up the clothing chains 'Street One' and 'Cecil' internationally.'

Hawesko Holding AG is a leading seller of premium wines and champagnes in Germany. In fiscal year 2009 the Group achieved sales of € 339 million through its three sales channels - specialist wine retail (Jacques' Wein-Depot), wholesale (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner und Wein Distributionsgesellschaft) and mail order (in particular Hanseatisches Wein- und Sekt-Kontor), and employed 657 people. The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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