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Wiesloch, April 01, 2020 – Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg, Chief Executive Officer at MLP SE, acquires 1,950,000 shares in MLP SE from the Lautenschläger family, the company founders. By taking this step, founder Manfred Lautenschläger and the longstanding CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board are maintaining the sustainable shareholder structure. Following completion of the transaction, Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg will hold 1.86 percent of the shares, while the Lautenschläger family will then hold around 27.4 percent.
"MLP has achieved significant strategic further development under the leadership of Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg. He has put his stamp on the company over the last few years, which has not been an easy task in the light of market developments. This is why MLP today enjoys an unprecedented stability and solidity. My family and I are deeply grateful to Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg. It is therefore important for us to involve him even more entrepreneurially too. Together with the long-term and cross-generational commitment of my family, this offers a key basis for maintaining a stable focus that is aligned with MLP's long-term objectives," comments company founder Manfred Lautenschläger.
"I am deeply convinced by the potential of MLP. We are now set to build on this strong basis and take the company to the next level over the course of the next few years. By increasing my shareholding, I am keen to underline this and also the fact that MLP is my professional home and I have a very strong sense of solidarity with both the company and its staff," comments Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg.