The term of office of the first Supervisory Board, formed during the course of the change in corporate form from BASF Aktiengesellschaft into a European Company (SE), ended upon the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on April 30, 2009. The Annual Meeting elected Prof. Dr. François Diederich, Michael Diekmann, Franz Fehrenbach, Max Dietrich Kley, Stephen K. Green and Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau as the representatives of the shareholders on the Supervisory Board. At this point, the long-serving Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Strube, and Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck left the Supervisory Board. Neither of them was available for reelection. The six employee representatives in the Supervisory Board of BASF SE, Ralf Gerd Bastian, Wolfgang Daniel, Robert Oswald, Denise Schellemans, Ralf Sikorski and Michael Vassiliadis, were appointed by BASF Europa Betriebsrat (Europe Works Council) as the responsible representative body for the employees at its meeting on March 18 and 19, 2009, in accordance with the regulations of the Employee Participation Agreement of November 15, 2007. The term of office of the newly elected Supervisory Board will end upon the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting.
In its constitutive meeting on April 30, 2009, the new Supervisory Board elected Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau as its chairman and Michael Diekmann and Robert Oswald as deputy chairmen.
The Supervisory Board thanks all employees of the BASF Group worldwide, the management of the company and the retired members of the Supervisory Board for the work they performed in 2009.
With the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on April 30, 2009, the long-serving Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Strube, retired from the Supervisory Board. Prof. Dr. Strube had a decisive influence for nearly 25 years as a member and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, and subsequently as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and played a major role in BASF’s success. The Supervisory Board would like to extend special thanks to Prof. Dr. Strube. As an acknowledgement of his dedication, the Supervisory Board has appointed Prof. Dr. Strube Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Ludwigshafen, March 4, 2010
The Supervisory Board
Dr. h.c. Eggert Voscherau
Chairman of the Supervisory Board