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Bayer 04 Leverkusen new Managing Director

Michael Schade will succeed Wolfgang Holzhäuser as Managing Director of Bayer 04 Leverkusen Soccer GmbH on 1 October. Schade has been a member of the shareholder committee for Bayer 04, the supervisory board of the Bayer Bundesliga team, since March 2007.

A journalist by trade, Schade has been Head of Communications at Bayer as Executive Vice President with responsibility for the Group’s global communications activities.

Bayer CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers said:

Michael Schade has contributed greatly to Bayer Communications over many years and in many different capacities. Under his leadership the organisation of global communications was recently restructured and preparations initiated for multiple events celebrating the company’s anniversary.