Gelsenkirchen, 13.12.2004. The Supervisory Board of Masterflex AG appointed Mr. Ulrich Wantia to the Board on December 13, 2004 with immediate effect. Mr. Wantia was CFO of OHB Technology AG until the beginning of 2004. He joined Masterflex AG as the designated successor for the finance function with the goal of supporting the Board with his proven expertise, experience and specialist knowledge. Mr. Wantia thus succeeds Ms. Hiltrud Mütherich, who left the Board at her own request. Ms. Mütherich had been a member of the Company's management since 1995 and was responsible for the areas of finance and financial control, among others, at company and group level.