Highlights 2008


October (Photo)


Following the price slump due to the global financial crisis, Bechtle launches a share buy-back programme. The resolution adopted by the Annual General Meeting is valid until November 2009 and allows the purchase of up to 2.12 million treasury shares.


November (Photo)


The new segment name reflects the great importance Bechtle attaches to managed services: “IT system house” becomes “IT system house & managed services”. The trading segment continues to be called “IT e-commerce”.


December (Photo)


After 25 years, Ralf Klenk, the founding shareholder and previous Chairman of the Executive Board, resigns from his office as CEO of Bechtle. At the same time, Bechtle announces the expansion of the group's Executive Board. As of 1 January 2009, former CFO Dr. Thomas Olemotz is appointed Spokesman of the Executive Board. Moreover, the Supervisory Board appoints two new members to the group's Executive Board: Michael Guschlbauer, who is responsible for the IT system house & managed services segment, and Jürgen Schäfer, who is in charge of the IT e-commerce segment.