February 20, 2023

Changes in the Supervisory Board of SLM Solutions Group AG

Lübeck, Germany February 20, 2023. Following the closing of Nikon AM.AG’s takeover offer for SLM Solutions Group AG, Nicole Englisch, Magnus René and Hans-Joachim Ihde have resigned from their supervisory board mandates. With effect immediately following the effectiveness of their resignation, the regional court in Lübeck has appointed Hamid Zarringhalam, Yuichi Shibazaki, Masahiro Horie and Johann Georg Jetter to new members of the supervisory board thereby increasing the number of its members again to the statutory number of six. The members of the Supervisory Board elected Hamid Zarringhalam as new chairman of the supervisory board and Thomas Schweppe as new vice chairman of the supervisory board.

Hamid Zarringhalam is Corporate Vice President of Nikon Corporation and CEO of Nikon Ventures Corporation. Yuichi Shibazaki is Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Nikon Corporation. Masahiro Horie is Director and President of Nikon Europe B.V. and Johann Georg Jetter is Managing Director of 4Jet Holding GmbH.

Johann Georg Jetter as well as existing members of the supervisory board Kevin Czinger and Thomas Schweppe are independent by the definition of the German Corporate Governance Codex.

About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is a global provider of integrated metal additive manufacturing solutions. Leading the industry since its inception, it continues to drive the future of metal AM in every major industry with its customers’ long-term success at its core. SLM Solutions is home to the world’s fastest metal additive manufacturing machines boasting up to 12 lasers and enabling build rates of up to 1000ccm/h. With a portfolio of systems to suit every customer's needs, along with its team of experts closely collaborating at every stage of the process, SLM Solutions leads the way on return on investment with maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability. SLM Solutions believes that additive manufacturing is the future of manufacturing and has the desire and capability to take its customers there – right now.

SLM Solutions is a publicly-traded Company headquartered in Germany, with offices in Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.

Further information is available on www.slm-solutions.com.