Dr. Dominik Heger will join Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, as Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications effective January 5, 2017. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Rice Powell, he succeeds Oliver Maier, who after serving Fresenius Medical Care for nearly 17 years will leave the Company at his own request at the end of February 2017 in order to pursue a new opportunity.

Dominik Heger joins Fresenius Medical Care from Linde AG, one of the leading industrial gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide also listed in the German DAX index where he headed the Investor Relations department since 2011. Prior to that, Dominik held various positions at the Linde Group from 2003-2010 among which he headed the procurement department for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Dominik also spent several years in the Engineering Division as commercial manager for the Middle East and India.

Dominik Heger studied business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich and at the University of Chicago (GSB) receiving his doctorate degree in business administration in 2003.

"We wish to thank Oliver Maier for so many years of outstanding commitment to Fresenius Medical Care. Oliver has been instrumental in raising the profile of our company to today's very high level and contributed considerably to the corporate success. We wish Oliver all the best in his future endeavors", commented Rice Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care. "At the same time, we are extremely happy that we have gained with Dominik Heger a highly experienced and competent capital markets expert as successor for this important corporate function in our company. We wish him a good start and every success in his new role."

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