19. 05. 2015

As of 1 June 2015, Armin Fichtel joins the management of the s.Oliver Group and assumes the position of CEO. In this role, Armin Fichtel reports directly to Bernd Freier, owner of the s.Oliver Group.

Beginning in January 2010 Mr Fichtel worked as CEO of the comma brand within the s.Oliver Group and previously worked as Managing Director of the company from 2000 to 2003. In the interim he was CEO of Basler Fashion in Goldbach from 2004 to 2009.

Armin Fichtel will serve as CEO of the Management Board of the s.Oliver Group, alongside Susanne Heckelsberger (CFO), Mathias Eckert (Managing Director International Wholesale & Franchise s.Oliver), Christine Schumm (Managing Director Sourcing) and Susanne Schwenger (Managing Director Product from 1 September 2015). In his new role, Fichtel will also continue his duties as CEO of the comma brand.

The s.Oliver Group, which was founded by Bernd Freier in 1969, grew into one of Europe's leading fashion companies within just a few decades. In 2013, the group achieved a brand turnover of 1.62 billion Euros and employed about 7,400 people all over the world. In addition to the s.Oliver, s.Oliver DENIM, s.Oliver PREMIUM and TRIANGLE brands, the company's portfolio also includes comma and Liebeskind Berlin.

For further information, please contact:

Stefanie Klinke

Head of PR

Phone: +49 (0) 93 02 / 309 - 9387

Fax: +49 (0) 93 02 / 309 - 89387

Godo Kraemer

Director Marketing

Phone: +49-(0)9302/309 9387

Fax: +49-(0)9302-309-89387