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Alain Caparros joins KARSTADT's Supervisory Board

(PresseBox) (Essen, ) Berggruen Holdings today announced the appointment of European retailing executive Alain Caparros to KARSTADT's Supervisory Board.

Alain Caparros is the CEO of REWE Group, a leading retail and tourism group in Europe with sales of almost EUR 51 billion and 326,000 employees in 16 countries.

Alain Caparros commented: "It is an honour to join the Board of KARSTADT, a German department store with such a long tradition. I gladly accepted the appointment because I am convinced that KARSTADT has promising prospects. I will use the knowledge and experience I have gained in retailing throughout the past 30 years to support KARSTADT in becoming again a strong and standard-setting company."

In addition Jared Bluestein, Berggruen Holdings' Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Samuel Czarny, Nicolas Berggruen Holdings' Managing Director were also appointed to the Supervisory Board.

Mr. Bluestein has been responsible for the execution and oversight of over 50 investments in the United States and Europe and sits on the Boards of Directors of Bonded Services Inc, Hoover Treated Wood Products, IMS Global, Leya and International Education Corp. Samuel Czarny manages Berggruen Holdings' real estate portfolio in Germany.

Nicolas Berggruen stated: "We are most delighted that Alain Caparros accepted the appointment. We are very much looking forward to him sharing his unique retail expertise with us."

Berggruen Holdings also stated it intends to nominate Caparros to chairman of the Supervisory Board at the next regular Board Meeting.