MARR: Pierpaolo Rossi appointed C.E.O.; Ugo Ravanelli maintains the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Press Release

MARR: Pierpaolo Rossi appointed Chief Executive Officer; Ugo Ravanelli maintains the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Antonio Tiso is appointed “Manager responsible for preparing the company’s financial reports” and Loris Piscaglia “Person responsible for the Organizational Model” and “Person in charge of Internal Controls.

Rimini, 28 June 2012 – The Board of Directors of MARR S.p.A. (Milano: MARR.MI), the leading company in Italy in the distribution of food products to the foodservice, has appointed, in the course of the meeting held yesterday, Pierpaolo Rossi as Chief Executive Officer with effect as of 1 July 2012. The decision follows the resignation, planned for some time and formalised during the course of the said meeting, of Ugo Ravanelli from the same executive position.

Ugo Ravanelli, who holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of MARR uninterruptedly since 1995, maintains the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors that had been reassigned to him in June 2011.

Pierpaolo Rossi, 49 of age, operates within MARR since over 25 years and has fulfilled with success roles of increasing responsibilities in areas of management, administration and finance until attaining the appointment of CFO of the MARR Group in 2008.

The finalisation of the new structure includes the appointments of:

- Antonio Tiso, Chief Accounting Officer, (38 years of age, in MARR since 2003; after having obtained successfully the degree in Economics and an MBA thereafter, he has gained significant experience with Reconta Ernst&Young) as “Manager responsible for preparing the company’s financial reports”;

Loris Piscaglia, Controller, (49 of age, works with MARR since 1994; after having obtained the degree in Economics he has gained experience with Price Waterhouse and with other accounting firms and industrial companies) as “Person responsible for the Organizational Model” (pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001) and “Person in charge of Internal Controls”.

The succession at the helm, and the subsequent organizational change have been planned for some time with the objective of allowing for an appropriate renewal, guaranteeing continuity and have involved other managerial functions. Increased area responsibilities have thus been awarded to all the management of the Company, with the goal making the Company ever more ready to respond, with competence and with professionalism, to the challenges of the market.

For information, Ugo Ravanelli and Pierpaolo Rossi, as of today, hold no. 316,806 and no. 36,341 shares of MARR respectively.

The Board of Directors has expressed its full satisfaction for the positive transfer of responsibilities made and for the separation of the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


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