Peter Mark Droste Joins Intershop Board

  • Highly experienced executive bolsters leadership team at e-commerce provider

Jena (Germany), April 21, 2009 – The Supervisory Board of Intershop Communications AG has appointed Peter Mark Droste to the Management Board.

The appointment is a result of the company’s successful growth strategy and will enable each member of the Management Board to focus more on their core duties.

Intershop has acquired the services of a respected expert in Mr. Droste, whose areas of responsibility on the board include mergers and acquisitions, marketing, public relations, investor relations, as well as finance, operations, legal, and human resources.

Mr. Droste has several decades of global management experience in the software and hardware industry, achieving considerable success at Nixdorf, Compaq Computer, CRM specialist Siebel Systems, and BPM/SaaS provider Cordys, among others.

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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication