March 20, 2009

Joachim Zichlarz new EPCOS CFO

The Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Joachim Zichlarz (45) to the Management Board of

EPCOS AG effective April 1, 2009. There Zichlarz will serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He thus succeeds Helmut König (48), who will assume new duties outside of EPCOS. The Supervisory Board thanks Mr. König for the commitment he has shown for the welfare of EPCOS.

In addition to the accounting, finance, and legal departments, Joachim Zichlarz’s areas of responsibility in the Management Board will include information technology and logistics.

Zichlarz has held a number of business administration positions at EPCOS and its predecessor companies since he joined the company in 1985 with a Diplom degree in business administration. Since then Zichlarz has acquired many years of business experience, among others as head of business administration for the EPCOS Film Capacitors Division in Málaga/ Spain beginning in 1999. In 2006 he was named head of Business Administration of EPCOS AG, and in this capacity has been responsible for the accounting and finance departments of the EPCOS group.


EPCOS AG is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems headquartered in Munich. With its broad portfolio EPCOS offers a comprehensive range of products from a single source and focuses on fast-growing and technologically demanding markets, in particular in the areas of information and communication technology, automotive electronics, industrial electronics and consumer electronics. The EPCOS Group has design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Europe, Asia, and in North and South America.

Electronic components are found in every electrical and electronic product and are indispensable for their flawless operation. Products from EPCOS store electrical energy, filter frequencies, and protect against overvoltage and overcurrent.

In fiscal 2008 (October 1, 2007, to September 30, 2008), EPCOS posted sales of EUR 1.48 billion. At the end of the fiscal year, the company employed about 21,200 people worldwide.