• ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9
  • Country: Germany

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VAPIANO SE: Cornelius Everke appointed Chief Executive Officer

DGAP-News: VAPIANO SE / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

30.11.2018 / 18:32
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Vapiano SE: Cornelius Everke appointed Chief Executive Officer

  • New Chief Executive Officer as of December 1, 2018
  • Jochen Halfmann resigns from the Management Board by best mutual agreement and will leave Vapiano
  • Expansion strategy with stronger focus on successful core markets
  • Digitization and innovation offensive will continue to be consistently focused on improved guest experience

Cologne, November 30, 2018 - Today, the Supervisory Board of Vapiano SE (ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9, Börsenkürzel: VAO) appointed Management Board member Cornelius Everke (54) as the new Chief Executive Officer with effect from December 1, 2018. Jochen Halfmann, member of the Management Board since June 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of the company since September 2015, resigned today from his position by best mutual agreement and will leave Vapiano.

As Chief Operating Officer at Vapiano, Cornelius Everke has been responsible for the international markets since May 2018 and will assume overall responsibility for the global business in the future. Everke, who has many years of international management experience in leading positions at Starbucks and the listed British SSP Group, among others, is appointed to the Vapiano SE Management Board until June 30, 2021.

Dr. Thomas Tochtermann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vapiano SE: "We are pleased to appoint Cornelius Everke, an experienced gastronomy expert, to the helm of Vapiano. We are convinced that he will drive forward and further develop the continued focused expansion as well as the digitization and innovation initiative that has already been introduced, so that Vapiano's full potential can be realized for our guests, employees and investors. We would like to thank Jochen Halfmann, who successfully managed the transition from an owner-managed company to a listed stock corporation, for his contribution to the significant further development of our company and wish him all the best for his future. We will remain on friendly terms."

Cornelius Everke: "I would also like to thank Jochen Halfmann for the good cooperation. While Vapiano has faced some challenges this year due to its high growth pace, it remains one of the most successful restaurant concepts in Europe. In future, we will focus our expansion more strongly on our successful core markets and achieve increased growth with our franchise partners. All our innovations will be aimed at improving the guest experience both in the existing concept and in the new formats."


About Vapiano

In 2002, Italian lifestyle brand Vapiano created a new category in system gastronomy with its innovative "fresh casual dining" concept combining elements from "fast casual" and "casual dining". The restaurant concept is based on quality, uncompromisingly fresh ingredients, and transparency. Pasta, pizza dough, sauces, dressings and desserts are handmade each day in every Vapiano. The dishes are prepared in front of the guests "à la minute" and "customized" to the guests' requirements. The recipe for success also includes the cosmopolitan ambiance. Long oak tables invite communication, a fully grown olive tree and a cozy bar and lounge area characterize the feel-good atmosphere found in every Vapiano. Vapiano also represents autonomy and individuality, so guests can choose between different "Guest Journeys". Guests decide whether they will order their food from the Vapianisti, at the terminal or via the Vapiano app, and whether they will pay via chip card or app. The company has also successfully been offering take away and delivery services in a growing number of restaurants so guests can enjoy Vapiano "anytime, anyplace, anywhere". The successful concept has quickly spread from Hamburg all over the world. As of September 30, 2018, there were 220 restaurants in 33 countries on five continents in the Vapiano network. Vapiano shares (ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9) have been traded on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 27, 2017. Further information can be found at

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