Hamburg, March 18, 2013 – Today,
Dr. Neil Sunderland informed the Executive Board of XING AG that he has decided to step down as Chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board of his own accord effective at the end of the Annual General Meeting on May 24. He will also be leaving the Supervisory Board entirely to devote himself to new projects.
Thomas Vollmoeller, CEO of XING AG commented: “Neil Sunderland deserves the thanks of the Executive Board and the staff of XING AG for his commitment and active support of our growth. We wish him all the best for the projects he plans to pursue in the future.” Sunderland was already a member of the advisory committee before the company went public and had held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board since the company was converted into XING AG in 2006. During this time, the company increased its turnover sevenfold and boosted membership figures from less than one million to roughly 13 million.
The nomination committee of XING AG’s Supervisory Board will convene at short notice to decide on how the supervisory body will be organized in the future. The company will submit an election proposal to the Annual General Meeting, when the agenda is presented.
XING is the social network for business professionals. Around 13 million members worldwide – over 6 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit
www.xing.com for more information.