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STADA employees give Christmas gifts to Romanian children

Bad Vilbel/Gründau, December 3, 2013 – Together with its employees, STADA wrapped up a big Christmas package: while the pharmaceutical group supports the health center of a children's village in Timisoara, Romania with EUR 30,000 a year, employees donated Christmas gifts for the children that live there.

Stiftung Kinderzukunft (children's future foundation), which operates the children's village in Timisoara, will use the donation from the company headquartered in Bad Vilbel primarily to ensure medical care. In addition to approximately 2,700 visiting hours a year, doctors and nurses offer an on-site health station and medical check-ups in schools. “We count on reliable donors to be able to provide this care”, says Hans-Georg Bayer, Managing Director of the foundation based in Gründau, Germany. “The donation from STADA allows us to cover ongoing costs of the health center in Timisoara.”

Bayer is especially pleased that STADA's employees once again wrapped up presents for the children in Romania. According to Manfred Krüger, Chairman of the Worker’s Council, several hundred packages have been collected since 2011. “It is great to see how our collection points have once again filled up with colorful Christmas packages over the past weeks. We know from the past that we really make the children in Timisoara happy on Christmas. I wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to my colleagues for that”, says Krüger.

STADA employees give gifts to children village
Happy about the STADA truck full of gifts (from left): Hans-Georg Bayer and Cornelia Wolff from Stiftung Kinderzukunft; Chairman of the Worker’s Council, Manfred Krüger; STADA Company Spokesman, Patrick Meschenmoser; and STADA employee Nicole Hartmann, who organized the drive.

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About STADA Arzneimittel AG
STADA Arzneimittel AG is a publicly-listed company with headquarters in Bad Vilbel, Germany. STADA consistently focuses on a multi-pillar strategy of generics and branded products (OTC) with an increasingly international market orientation. The Group traditionally has a strong presence in Europe and is the only independent generics producer in Germany. Worldwide, STADA is one of the five leading companies in the generics industry and is represented in more than 30 countries with approximately 50 subsidiaries. Branded products such as Mobilat, Grippostad and Ladival are among the highest selling in their product category in Germany. In financial year 2012, STADA achieved Group sales of Euro 1,837.5 million, adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of Euro 367.5 million and adjusted net income of Euro 147.9 million. As of December 31, 2012, STADA employed 7,761 people worldwide.


About Stiftung Kinderzukunft

Stiftung Kinderzukunft (children's future foundation) has provided sustainable aid for children in need since 1988. In addition to numerous worldwide projects, the foundation operates its own children's villages in Guatemala, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Not only do the villages provide children a safe home and the basic care they need to survive, they also supply a sound scholastic and vocational education giving them the means to avoid poverty in their future lives. The foundation based in Gründau in Germany's Main-Kinzig district was awarded Foundation of the Year 2009 by the government of the state of Hesse for its exceptional dedication and exemplary charitable work.

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e-mail: press(at)stada.de

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