Dr. Alexander Liegl, 42, will be the new Managing Director for Sports Rights at KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA as from 1 January 2001. As of the same date, the present KirchMedia Managing Director for Sports Rights, Dr. Stefan Ziffzer, 48, will be joining DSF Deutsches SportFernsehen GmbH, the sports service-centre for the KirchGruppe, as Chief Executive Officer. There he will chair the managing board currently comprising Thomas Gebert, Dr. Martin Bauer and Michael Lion.

Dr. Alexander Liegl, will be moving to KirchMedia from the law firm Norr Stiefenhofer Lutz, where he is a partner with responsibility for the media and industrial property rights department. The law graduate focuses mainly on advising national and international media and New Media companies on all matters of commercial and media law. Dr. Liegl has for many years handled all major rights acquisitions undertaken by KirchMedia in the sports sector.

Dr. Stefan Ziffzer has been a member of the Executive Board at KirchMedia since 1998, holding responsibility for the Sports Rights sector, and is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DSF. Between 1991 and 1995, Ziffzer was previously employed as Managing Director Finance in the KirchGruppe. The economic graduate was Electronic Media Director of Holtzbrinck publishing group from 1995 to 1998.

For further information please contact:

KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KGaA
Hartmut Schultz
Director Press & PR
Tel: + 49 89/9956 2324 or –2325
Email: hartmut_schultz@kirchgruppe.de