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Friday, June 19, 2020 

Meyer Turku CEO Jan Meyer is to become MD of Meyer Werft in Germany, while the current MD of Meyer Werft, Tim Meyer, is to take on the role of CEO Meyer Turku.

Chairman Bernard Meyer said: “As a long term strategy of continuous exchange between the yards on all levels it was since the beginning planned to rotate the leadership at some suitable time in the future. The acute situation caused by the corona crisis will require and lead to major changes on all yards. As these changes and new structures will be implemented, it is now a good timing to carry out a family internal leadership switch between Jan and Tim."

Jan Meyer said: “The three yards in Papenburg, Turku and Warnemünde are already working closely together. We are learning from each other by implementing knowledge and experience of all locations. Already today, we are seeing the benefits of this cooperation. The ex-change of people between the locations is essential and a success factor for the future. During my six years in Turku, my family and I have been very welcomed and supported here in Finland and we are very thankful for that. The time at the shipyard has been very intensive and personally inspiring, we have made many changes and investments, faced and made through many challenges together with our teams and partners. And still some further challenges are remaining – especially with this new situation. Through the cross-site collaboration, I will also in the future remain well connected and engaged with Turku. We are now turning a new page at all our sites and need to seek also the opportunities in this crisis, implement many changes at the same time strengthening our global functions, hence I am looking forward to push that change in Papenburg while staying involved with Turku through our cross-site collaboration.”.

“I feel excited to get to work even more closely together with the shipbuilders and part-ners in Turku and of course also to get to know Finland and its people personally. We are encouraging an exchange between the yards on all levels and want to act as role models here.”, said Tim Meyer.

“Our shipyard went through many different times. We have to be always aware: If the take the right and bold steps, taking into account our chances, we will emerge stronger from this crisis than before.” said Bernard Meyer.

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