Hamburg, Germany - 04 October 2012: Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX) today announced that Dr Werner Lanthaler, CEO of Evotec, will temporarily stand down from his role within the company due to health reasons.
Dr Lanthaler informed the Supervisory Board of his situation. The Supervisory Board has approved his leave of absence and whishes Dr Lanthaler an early recovery. Following a decision of the Supervisory Board after consulting Dr Lanthaler, the Management Board of Dr Cord Dohrmann (CSO) and Colin Bond (CFO) under the direction of Dr Mario Polywka, the Chief Operating Officer, will lead the company in the absence of Dr Lanthaler.
Dr Werner Lanthaler will reassume the role of CEO as soon as he has recovered.
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