10/19/2005 5:12:53 PM
BAD HOMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2005--ALTANA Pharma AG (NYSE:AAA) (FWB:ALT) announced today that Dr. Ulrich Thibaut, currently Vice President of Discovery Research, will become Chairman of Research & Development of ALTANA Pharma AG on July 1, 2005. He will be succeeding Prof. Dr. Heinz W. Radtke, who will be retiring but will continue to support ALTANA Pharma in an advisory capacity.
"I congratulate Dr. Ulrich Thibaut on his new function and at the same time thank Prof. Heinz W. Radtke for his excellent, decades-long work for our company, on whose success he had a decisive influence through his scientific work," said Dr. Hans-Joachim Lohrisch, member of the Management Board of ALTANA AG and CEO of ALTANA Pharma.
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