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 leading integrated tourism group operating in more than 100 destinations worldwide. The company is headquartered 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 2019, TUI Group recorded turnover of around €19bn and an operating result of €893m. The Group employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. TUI offers its 28 million customers, including 21 million customers in European national companies, integrated services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises more than 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson as well as 18 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading European tour operator brands, five airlines with 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft and 1,600 travel agencies. Apart from the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises and destination activities, TUI is increasingly investing in digital platforms. The Group is transforming as a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, promotes the positive effects of tourism, education and training as well as environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus contributes to the development of the holiday destinations. TUI Care Foundation, operating around the world, initiates projects creating new opportunities for the next generation.

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