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Jena, Germany, February 1, 2012 – On January 26, 2012, Jena District Court resolved to appoint Bob von Dijk as a new member to the Supervisory Board of Intershop Communications AG. He has been appointed until the next Ordinary Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of Intershop Communications AG, which is scheduled to take place on May 30, 2012.
He was appointed by the Jena district court after Supervisory Board member Jim MacIntyre retired from his position as of January 31, 2012.
Bob van Dijk has more than 15 years experience in the technology sector and has been active in the field of e-commerce for 11 years. He began his career as an Associate at McKinsey, an international management consultancy, before assuming the position of Finance and Strategy Manager at eBay Group in July 2004. Prior to his current position as Vice President (VP) of eBay Europe, he was responsible for all eBay Group activities in the Netherlands as Managing Director eBay Netherlands. Furthermore, he played a key role in expanding eBay’s local classifieds and online motor sales platform businesses as VP Local Classifieds and Motors.
Dr. Herbert May, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Intershop Communications AG: “We would like to thank Jim MacIntyre for his contribution, in particular in expanding the strategic partnership between Intershop and GSI Commerce. Bob van Dijk is an experienced manager who will perfectly complement the Board with the expertise he has gathered in the international e-commerce business over many years. Now that we have invested in new products, we want to expand our market orientation, which is where Bob van Dijk can provide us with excellent support.”
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.