Renewal of the Board of Directors of Ascom Holding AG
Urs Leinhäuser proposed as a new Board Member of Ascom
The Board of Directors proposes with Urs Leinhäuser a new candidate to be elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of Ascom Holding AG as successor of Cornelia Gehrig. As a former CFO in various publicly listed companies and current Board Member of several companies, Urs Leinhäuser has broad experience and knowledge as well as a strong international background.
The Board of Directors further proposes to the Annual General Meeting that the five current members of the Board, Juhani Anttila, Dr J.T. Bergqvist, Dr Harald Deutsch, Christina Stercken and Andreas Umbach be re-elected for a further one-year term of office. Thus, the Board of Directors continues to consist of six members.
Cornelia Gehrig decided not to stand for re-election, as she cannot comply, as an operational Group CFO of Bystronic, with the revised Articles of Association of Ascom (limitation of number of external mandates at affiliated companies within the same Group). The Board of Directors thanks Cornelia Gehrig for her valuable contribution to Ascom.
Moreover, the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting to re-elect Juhani Anttila as Chairman of the Board. Andreas Umbach and Dr J.T Bergqvist as well as Dr Harald Deutsch (new) are proposed to be elected as Members of the Compensation Committee.
The invitation to the Annual General Meeting of 15 April 2015 will be published on 13 March 2015.
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