The German brewer Holsten-Brauerei may delist from the stock market, according to comments by the company's CEO.

Speaking in an interview with Die Welt, Wolfgang Burgard said that the Carlsberg-owned brewer plans to delist in April 2005, following the finalising of plans at a supervisory board meeting on 14 December.

In the interview, Burgard said that, following the delisting, seven management board positions could be available.