Solms [Germany], March 5, 2009—The Supervisory Bord [sic] of Leica Camera AG today
unanimously appointed Rudolf Spiller new Chairman of the Board of
Management with effect from April 1, 2009. Rudolf Spiller will succeed Dr.
Andreas Kaufmann who had assumed office as member and Chairman of the Board
of Management for an interim period until February 28, 2009 only.
Rudolf Spiller was previously active as an independent management
consultant. Before that he held executive positions with various optical