Hanover, 13 December 2017

Supervisory Board extends the appointments of Dr. Elke Eller and David Burling as members of the Executive Board of TUI AG

The Supervisory Board of TUI AG has appointed Dr. Elke Eller as a member of the Executive Board and Labour Relations Director of TUI AG for a further term of office of three years up to October 2021. Mr. David Burling was also appointed to the Executive Board for a further three years up to May 2021.

Dr. Elke Eller joined the Group Executive Board in October 2015 with a term of office up to October 2018. As Group HR & Labour Director, she is responsible for the development of 67,000 employees of the TUI Group worldwide as well as for security, health and safety.

David Burling, who has been a member of the TUI Group's management bodies for almost six years, bears overall responsibility for the Northern Region with the markets of the United Kingdom & Ireland, the Nordic countries, Canada and Russia, as well as the areas of hotel purchasing and the airline platform. Prior to his appointment to the Executive Board, he managed TUI UK & Ireland.

Professor Klaus Mangold, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TUI AG: "With the renewed appointment of Dr. Elke Eller and David Burling, we are continuing the good cooperation with both board members and aiming at continued  success. Following the merger of TUI AG with the former TUI Travel Plc, the development of a joint corporate culture has emerged as an important challenge. Dr. Eller successfully pays special attention to this process of cultural change. Under the management of David Burling, TUI UK & Ireland has maintained its position as a reliable source of profit even in the difficult situation following the Brexit vote. In the Nordic countries, he has achieved an important turnaround in the trend. Today, TUI Nordic is setting the pace for the digitization of TUI tour operators. The Supervisory Board and the Management Board are looking forward to the continued good cooperation with Dr. Eller and Mr. Burling.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is the world’s number one tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and in the German open market. In financial year 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €19.5bn and an operating result of €1.147bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 380 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 16 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European leisure airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating opportunities for the next generation.

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