(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
MARKHAM, ON/ Munich, Germany – March 31, 2004 – KY Ho, Chairman and CEO of ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) has announced on behalf of the board that Dave Orton, currently ATI’s President and COO, will become CEO on June 1. The announcement is a natural succession in the transition planned when Mr. Orton joined ATI in 2000, and will not require any changes to ATI’s management structure. Mr. Ho will remain as Chairman, and continue to focus on ATI’s strategic business relationships.
„ATI has never been stronger than it is today,“ said KY Ho. „It is now time for me to focus on the Chairman role, particularly with regards to our strategic customer and supplier relationships. To a large extent, this announcement merely formalizes the existing situation – Dave has done a great job spearheading the success ATI enjoys today.“
In unrelated news, Terry Nickerson, ATI’s CFO, has announced that he is planning to retire as soon as a replacement has been found. Mr. Nickerson is approaching his 65th birthday. He will participate in the search process, support the handover, and then move into a consultancy/advisory role.