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SENIOR LEVEL APPOINTMENTS AT SABANCI HOLDING AND ENERJISA

-KIVANÇ ZAİMLER IS APPOINTED AS SABANCI HOLDING ENERGY GROUP PRESIDENT

-THE NEW CEO OF ENERJISA ENERJI IS ZİYA ERDEM


Kıvanç Zaimler is appointed as the President of the Sabancı Holding Energy Group which comprises Enerjisa Enerji A.Ş. and Enerjisa Üretim A.Ş. with this appointment, Kıvanç Zaimler will undertake the responsibilities of Enerjisa Enerji A.Ş. Chairman of the BoD and Enerjisa Üretim A.Ş. Vice Chairman of the Board.

Ziya Erdem is appointed as the CEO of Enerjisa Enerji.

Zaimler and Erdem will start their new assignments as of July 1st.

In his statement, Sabancı Holding CEO Mehmet Göçmen said "Zaimler, who joined Enerjisa in 2008 and held various senior positions, has delivered many achievements. Enerjisa has become the pioneer and leading company of the next generation energy world with its innovative business models and technology-oriented approach. Zaimler also contributed Enerjisa Enerji to become the focus of interest for domestic and foreign investors today through an exemplary and successful public offering in Turkey. We would like to thank Zaimler for his contributions to date and wish him continued success in his assignment as Sabancı Holding Energy Group President."

Congratulating Ziya Erdem, who has been appointed as the CEO to lead the further successful journey of Enerjisa Enerji, Göçmen said, "We believe that the experience of Erdem will provide valuable contributions in the energy field, in which we serve for 20 million population, and which has a strategic importance for our Community, and trust that the successful performance of Enerjisa Enerji will grow apace. We wish him success in his new assignment."

Kıvanç Zaimler Biography:
Kıvanç ZAİMLER was graduated from Istanbul Erkek High School and received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering Department from Istanbul Technical University in 1991.

He started his career in 1992. Until 2008 he held several senior management positions in Turkish Electricity Industry, RAM Foreign Trade and Aygaz companies respectively.

Zaimler who joined Enerjisa as the Trade Director in 2008 has assumed the coordination of Enerjisa Natural Gas business line until 2013. From 2013 to 2015 he served as the General Manager of Enerjisa Distribution Companies. In this assignment, he managed the restructuring and integration process of the organization that distributes electricity to 9 million customers and 20 million people in 3 distribution regions covering 14 provinces. Between August 2015 and March 2016, in his assignment as the General Manager of Enerjisa Sales Companies, he carried out consumer-focused new brand positioning studies within the frame of preparation process of Enerjisa for the liberalization of the market.

On March 1, 2016, he was appointed the CEO of Enerjisa, which manages a large portfolio in electricity generation, distribution, trade and sales. Zaimler, who also led the process of creating two separate structures focusing on the business line within the scope of Enerjisa's strategic restructuring project, was appointed CEO of Enerjisa Enerji A.Ş. in September 2017. In this assignment, under Zaimler's leadership, Turkey's largest private sector IPO of Enerjisa Enerji, began trading on BIST 30.

Kıvanç Zaimler is married and has a daughter. Zaimler is active in various non-governmental organizations in the energy industry and in addition to his professional basketball life and many professional development programs he has participated in, he received trainings on personal awareness and individual development, and pursues mentoring and coaching activities on volunteer basis.

Ziya Erdem Biography:
Mr. Ziya Erdem was graduated from U.S. International University at San Diego in 1984 and then he earned his MBA degree from the same university in 1986.

Mr. Ziya Erdem, having started his career in 1988 as the Board Member and Vice President of Pabalk Group, has served in senior management positions at Mansan Mantar Food Industry, TicaretNet, Türk Nokta Net, Sabancı Telecommunication, Interkom Telecommunication and CETEL Çalık Energy Telecommunication companies respectively.

Between the years 2008-2017, Mr. xx has worked at Ericsson as the Vice President Middle East and Africa Region, as the President of Global Customer Unit Responsible for Turkcell Group and finally as the Country Manager Ericsson Turkey respectively. Since 2017, he has been providing Consultancy services focusing on Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation.

Mr. Ziya Erdem is 55 years old, married and has a son.
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