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Henriksen New CEO for Aviagen Broiler Breeding

18 November 2013

US - With effect of 1 January 2014, Jan K. Henriksen will join AviagenĀ® Broiler Breeding Group as new CEO. Mr Henriksen brings with him more than 20 years of experience in global agri-business.

Randall Ennis

At present the Danish citizen is CEO of Landmännen Unibake, the international bakery division of Landmännen Group. Prior to that Jan was CEO of Landmännen Kronfogel Group, one of the leading broiler integrations in Northern Europe. During this time he worked closely with Aviagen and is therefore very familiar with the needs and requirements of the broiler industry.

Dirk Wesjohann, chairman of Aviagen Group, comments: “We are pleased to have Jan Henriksen on board as new CEO of the Aviagen Broiler Breeding Group. With his broad experience in the successful management of international agricultural and poultry businesses he is the ideal person to continue the successful development that Aviagen has experienced over the years.”

Randall Ennis, current CEO of the Aviagen Broiler Breeding Group, has been appointed Director Global Business Development for EW GROUP with effect of 1 January 2014. In this role Randall will report directly to the owners of EW GROUP and will be responsible for a number of important expansion projects for the wider Group.

Erich Wesjohann, CEO of the parent company EW GROUP, comments: “Randall has been with Aviagen for more than 18 years and has held a range of important management roles during this time. Under his leadership Aviagen's broiler business has developed into a real global player with subsidiaries in more than 20 countries around the world. We are convinced that Randall's excellent knowledge of the global breeding industry, combined with his extraordinary international experience and network make him the ideal fit for this important position in EW GROUP.”

EW GROUP, based in Visbek, Germany, is a family-owned holding company with more than 80 subsidiaries in over 30 countries. The core business of the Group is animal breeding, animal nutrition and animal health. EW GROUP employs more than 7,000 people worldwide.

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