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Celesio sadly mourns the passing of its former Management Board Chairman Dieter Kämmerer

Celesio AG announced today that the former Chairman of its Management Board Dieter Kämmerer has died at the age of 80.

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Dieter Kämmerer was a member of the GEHE Management Board from 1980, initially as Chief Financial Officer, then from 1993 as the Chairman of the Management Board at GEHE AG. He played a major role in internationalising the Group during this period and was instrumental in the significant business growth that resulted. In addition, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH from 1993 to 2014.

Dieter Kämmerer made his mark on the Celesio AG of today in an outstanding way. His entrepreneurial vision and his customer-focused mindset set him apart just as much as his open and caring manner. He was greatly esteemed and appreciated for these qualities both within the company and far beyond.  

About the Celesio Group

Celesio is a leading international wholesale and retail company and provider of logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. The proactive and preventive approach ensures that patients receive the products and support that they require for optimum care.

With strong brands and about 32,000 employees, the group is active in 13 European countries (thereof with own operations in ten countries; Celesio manages operations in two countries and participates in a joint venture in one country). Every day, the company serves over 2 million customers – at more than 1,900 pharmacies of its own, at about 300 managed pharmacies and at over 4,500 participants in the brand partnership schemes. With 107 wholesale branches in Europe, Celesio supplies more than 50,000 pharmacies and hospitals every day with up to 130,000 pharmaceutical products.

McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, USA, is the majority shareholder in Celesio AG. The company acquired more than 75 percent of Celesio AG shares in February 2014. McKesson provides solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services.

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Marc Binder, Director Group Communications
Marc Binder
Senior Vice President Group Communications
+49 711 5001-380
Rainer Berghausen, Head of Group External Communications
Rainer Berghausen
Head of Group External Communications
+49 711 5001-549