RTL Group has said it acknowledges the resignation of Gunter Thielen and Ewald Walgenbach from its board of directors with effect from December 31, 2007. The resignations follow changes in the Bertelsmann AG Executive Board.
The RTL Group Board coopted Hartmut Ostrowski, designated chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann AG. Replacing Mr. Thielen, he will be joining the RTL Group Board as non-executive director as from January 1, 2008 and also become a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. His appointment will be presented at the next shareholders meeting for ratification.