Intershop Communications AG expands Management Board

Jena, 21 November 2023 – Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A254211), a global provider of B2B commerce solutions for the upper mid-market in the manufacturing and wholesale sectors, announces the upcoming expansion of its Management Board.

As of 1 December 2023, Markus Dränert will join the Intershop Management Board as Chief Operations Officer alongside Markus Klahn (CEO) and Petra Stappenbeck (CFO). As COO, Markus Dränert will drive the further development of Intershop’s cloud offerings and the implementation of its AI strategy.

“We are delighted to have gained such an innovative manager as Markus Dränert,” said Frank Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Intershop Communications AG. “His many years of extensive experience in software and cloud transformation make him the perfect addition to the management team.”

Markus Dränert (47) holds a degree in business administration and was most recently an Operating Partner at AURELIUS Wachstumskapital, where he led the Software & Technology division. As a New Venture Partner at company builder Finleap, he built up the later Finleap Connect with an organization of more than 100 employees as CEO for a portfolio company and was also responsible, among other things, for the merger and integration of two SaaS fintech companies. In his role as Managing Director of Haufe-Lexware, Markus Dränert was instrumental in driving the cloud transformation of the Haufe Group’s Lexware brand over several years. Prior to that, he held various management and leadership positions at Deutsche Telekom.

About Intershop

Intershop (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) enables the world’s leading manufacturers and wholesalers to digitalize, transform, and boost their businesses. Our e-commerce platform and cloud-based technology give B2B companies the power to establish and expand their digital presence, improve customer experience, and increase online revenue. With 30 years experience and a global presence, we help our 300+ clients turn products into profits, customers into business partners, and transactions into lasting relationships.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

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