Jermaine Jones has penned a contract extension with Schalke that will keep him at the club until 2014.
The Germany international joined the Gelsenkirchen-based side from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2007.
He has gone on to become an integral part of the club's plans, while also becoming a regular at international level.
Schalke chairman Josef Schnusenberg is delighted to have persuaded Jones to stay and expects the 27-year-old to have a bright future at Veltins Arena.
"I am happy Jermaine will be staying with us for such a long time, he is a key figure in our plans," he told the club's official website.
Jones, meanwhile, is happy to have resolved any issues regarding his future and is looking forward to helping Schalke out of their current slump.
"I want to give the signal to everyone that I am a Schalke player even though the times are tough," he said.
"I want to help the club achieve a better future."