In 2009 the Upper Austrian capital will be the "European Capital of Culture". "Linz 09" will be siginificantly supported by voestalpine Group.
Following turnout orders for high-speed lines in Taiwan and China, the voestalpine Group is now developing its leading position in the Far East’s fast-growing railway market still further with an order in South Korea.
Today, Wednesday 26 March 2008, the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG extended the Management Board mandates of Wolfgang Eder (Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG and Head of the Division Steel), Franz Hirschmanner (Head of the Division Automotive), Josef Mülner (Head of the Division Railway Systems), Robert Ottel (CFO) and Wolfgang Spreitzer (Head of the Division Profilform), which are scheduled to expire on 31 March 2009, for another five years. All Management Board mandates will thus continue until 31 March 2014. Claus J. Raidl (Head of the Division Special Steel) was already appointed to the Management Board at the Supervisory Board meeting of 27 September 2008. His mandate continues until 31 December 2010.