Cologne, 17 January 2017, 16:36 CET/CEST – The chairman of the management board of DF Deutsche Forfait AG, Dr Shahab Manzouri, has today informed the supervisory board that due to a longer illness he will not be able to perform his duties as management board member for approximately three months. He has therefore asked for a grant of leave of absence for this period. The supervisory board has today accepted this request and granted Dr Manzouri a leave of absence until the end of April 2017 and suspended Dr Manzouri’s management board service agreement for this period. The business operations of DF Deutsche Forfait AG will continue as normal. The two further management board members Ms Gabriele Krämer and Mr Christoph Charpentier will jointly lead the company during this period.