Effective from 1st April 2013, the Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Roberto Spranzi Manager of DTG. He thus succeeds Hans Egon Schwarz, who will take his well-earned retirement on 30th June 2013. Hans Egon Schwarz has been with DTG for 50 years, being Manager of Germany’s largest cooperative of the trade since May 1994. With his retirement, 49-year-old Roberto Spranzi (formerly a director of the Imperial Shipping Group) will now lead DTG’s Management Board, together with Matthias Bunger of the Hamburg branch.