Telefónica Deutschland:Supervisory Board reaches agreement with Wolfgang Metze on early resignation from office

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Wolfgang Metze
Chief Consumer Officer will not continue his mandate on the Management Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG as of June 2, 2022. The Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has reached an agreement with Wolfgang Metze on an early resignation from office. Wolfgang Metze, Chief Consumer Officer (CCO) and member of the Management Board, wishes to take on new challenges and will not extend his contract. As of June 2, 2022, Wolfgang Metze will be released from his active responsibilities for the company.
Markus Haas
CEO Markus Haas will lead the CCO area on an interim basis in addition to his existing responsibilities until a long-term successor is found. "I would like to thank Wolfgang for everything he has achieved for O2 Telefónica over the past five years. It has been a great pleasure to work with Wolfgang on the board and to see how promising the CCO area has developed based on Wolfgang's impulses. Under his leadership, we have launched innovations such as our O2 Unlimited and O2 my Home tariffs. And to mark the twentieth anniversary of our O2 brand, we most recently launched the O2 Grow tariff, where the data volume grows according to the increasing usage. The newly set up Customer Service unit is achieving steadily rising customer satisfaction ratings. I explicitly regret Wolfgang's decision and wish him all the best for the future," says Markus Haas. "With annual revenue of EUR 7.8 billion, 7,400 employees and around 46 million mobile customers, we are currently stronger and more successful as a company than ever before, and we are continuing to grow."
"I am giving up my position as CCO for personal reasons. I have extremely enjoyed developing the CCO area for O2 Telefónica and leading it to new successes. It is very well positioned for the future and will continue to develop dynamically with a strong team. My sincere thanks go to the Supervisory Board for the trust they have placed in me and for their constant support of my team and me. I would also like to thank my colleagues on the Management Board, above all Markus Haas as our CEO. I would also like to sincerely thank all my colleagues who have contributed to the growth and success of the CCO area over the past years. I am very proud to have been part of the 'O2 Telefónica' team," says Wolfgang Metze.
"Wolfgang leaves behind an excellent setup. I am confident that we can continue our successful course and build on what we have achieved to reach the next level of growth. We continue to pursue our strategy of growing strongly with our own private customers. We will provide information about a successor in the foreseeable future," adds CEO Markus Haas.