Addition to Board of Directors

September 30, 2014

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Addition to the Bossard Holding AG Board of Directors: Proposal to elect Daniel Lippuner and René Cotting

The Board of Directors of Bossard Holding AG proposes the election of Mr. Daniel Lippuner and Dr. René Cotting to the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

The Board of Directors is proposing to elect Mr. Daniel Lippuner and Dr. René Cotting to the Bossard Holding AG Board of Directors at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 13, 2015.

Daniel Lippuner (1969) is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Saurer Group, Shanghai (China) and Wattwil (CH). In 2013, he assumed this role after holding professional positions at OC Oerlikon, Pfäffikon, Hilti AG, Schaan, and Rieter Automotive, Winterthur (today Autoneum), whereby he has been employed for several years in India, China and Southeast Asia. He is a qualified business economist with a degree from the St. Gallen University of the Applied Sciences. Specifically he will bring his knowledge of the Asian markets, his broad, global industrial experience and his expertise in the field of innovations to the Board of Directors of Bossard Holding AG.

René Cotting (1970) has held a variety of positions since 1995 in the ABB Group both domestically and abroad, currently as CFO in the Executive Board of ABB Schweiz, Baden. Mr. Cotting studied economics and social sciences at the University of Fribourg, from which he also received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He furthered his education at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne and at the Harvard Busi-ness School in Boston, among others. Mr. Cotting will in particular bring his European and American market expertise as well as his experience in the fields of finance and supply management to the Board of Directors.

Member of the Board of Directors Urs Fankhauser passed away in February 2014; in 2013, Dr. Beat Lüthi and Erica Jakober stepped down from the Board of Directors of Bossard Holding AG.

The Board of Directors is delighted to be able to propose Mr. Daniel Lippuner and Dr. René Cotting for election at the AGM, which elected Maria Theresa Vacalli in 2013, two more Swiss personalities with an ample treasure trove of international experience.

 

For further information please contact
Dr. Thomas Schmuckli, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Phone +41 41 749 61 01
E-mail investor@bossard.com

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