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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Urs Gasche

61 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Suzanne Thoma

54 2013 Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer

Hartmut Geldmacher

61 2014 Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ronald Traechsel

57 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance and Services, Member of the Executive Board

Christophe Bossel

48 2013 Head of Networks Division and Member of the Executive Board

Hermann Ineichen

59 Head of Production, Member of the Executive Board

Renato Sturani

49 2013 Head of Renewables and Efficiency Division and Member of the Executive Board

Marc-Alain Affolter

64 2007 Member of the Board of Directors

Roger Baillod

58 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Georges Bindschedler

63 2007 Member of the Board of Directors

Barbara Egger-Jenzer

60 2002 Member of the Board of Directors

Kurt Schaer

51 2012 Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Urs Gasche

Mr. Urs Gasche is Chairman of the Board of Directors of BKW AG since June 1, 2010. Prior to this, he served at the Company's Board of Directors as Member. He is also Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. He has been Member of the Swiss National Council since 2011. As a member of the Executive Council, he was Finance Manager for the Canton of Berne from 2002 to mid-2010. In this function he was appointed as the delegate of the Canton of Berne to the Board of BKW FMB until its 2010 Annual General Meeting. Prior to his election as a member of the Executive Council, Mr. Gasche worked as an independent lawyer in Berne. He is Chairman of the Board of Schweizer Salinen AG, Member of the Board of Kumagra AG, Member of the Board of thunerSeespiele AG, Chairman of the Board of Stiftung Lindenhof, Chairman of the Board of Stiftung Schloss Jegenstorf and Member of the Board of Stiftung Alpines Museum.

Suzanne Thoma

Dr. Suzanne Thoma is Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer at BKW AG since January 1, 2013. Prior to this, she was Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks Division at BKW AG since August 1, 2010. Until 2009 she was Head of the Automotive Division of the WICOR Group in Rapperswil. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive Officer of Rolic Technologies Ltd., a high-tech supplier in the electronics industry. For 12 years she worked in various functions and various countries for Ciba Spezialitatenchemie AG. She served as Chairman of the Board of Arnold AG and Chairman of the Board of BKW ISP AG. She studied Chemical Engineering at Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (the Federal Institute of Technology, ETH in Zurich), graduating with a Master of Science and Doctorate in chemical engineering, with post-graduate studies in Business Administration.

Hartmut Geldmacher

Mr. Hartmut Geldmacher is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of BKW AG since May 9, 2014. Prior to that, he was Member of the Board of Directors at the Company from 2009. He is an independent businessman. From 1990 until 2002 he held various management positions at E.ON Energie AG and the then Preussen Elektra AG, Hanover. From 2002 to 2011, he was Member of the Board of Management and Employee Relations Director at E.ON Energie AG, Munich. In addition, he is Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Accounts, Finance and Audit Committee of Bayernwerk AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rhein-Main-Donau AG, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Accounts, Finance and Audit Committee of Hansewerk AG. Since 2011 Independent businessman. He has done Degree in Business Studies.

Ronald Traechsel

Mr. Ronald Frank Traechsel is Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance and Services, Member of the Executive Board at BKW AG since August 1, 2014. Between 2008 and 2014 CFO of the globally active Sika group, between 2000 and 2008 CEO and CFO of the globally active Vitra, from 1995 to 1999 CFO of Ringier International. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Wyss Samen und Pflanzen AG, Member of the Board of Creation Baumann Holding AG, ContourGlobal GP LTD, among others.

Christophe Bossel

Mr. Christophe Bossel is Head of Networks Division and Member of the Executive Board at BKW AG since March 1, 2013. Mr. Bossel joined the Company in January 2012 as Head of Asset Management at the Networks Division. Between 2009 and 2012 Head of Production, Yverdon Workshop, SBB, Transportation, from 2005 to 2009 Management position in the development of medical devices, from 1996 to 2005 Management roles in a variety of industrial concerns. He also serves as Deputy Chair of the Board of Onyx Energie Mittelland AG, cc energie sa, Member of the Board of The Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology (Schweizerisches Zentrum für Elektronik und Mikrotechnik AG) (CSEM) – Research and Development, Deputy Chair of EDJ, Energie du Jura SA, Member of the Board of Spontis SA. He graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne) with a degree in engineering and material sciences and an Executive Master of Business Administration.

Hermann Ineichen

Mr. Hermann Ineichen is Head of Production, Member of the Executive Board at BKW AG. Mr. Ineichen has been Head of Production since 2000 and before this, he was Head of Trading from 1996. He joined BKW FMB Energie AG in 1996 and headed the Trade Unit until the end of 2000. Prior to 1996 Head of Pricing at Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG. He serves also at BKW Italia AG as President of the Board of Directors, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG as Member of the Board of Directors, Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG as Member of the Board of Directors, at Nagra and at BKW Wallis AG as President of the Board of Directors, among others. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) and a Master of Science in Energy Management from Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne).

Renato Sturani

Mr. Renato Sturani is Head of Renewables and Efficiency Division and Member of the Executive Board at BKW AG since 2013. From 2011 to 2013 Head of Renewable Energy at Alpiq, from 2002 to 2011 Head of Electricity Generation Western Region at Alpiq. Prior to 2002, served on National and international management positions at ABB Alstom Power. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of antec group AG, Risch, ahochn AG, Dübendorf and ahochn AG and Member of the Board of BKW ISP AG. Mr. Sturani graduated in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano ) and has a postgraduate degree in management from the Bocconi University in Milan (Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi).

Marc-Alain Affolter

Mr. Marc-Alain Affolter is Member of the Board of Directors at BKW AG since 2007. He is Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at the Company. Since 1985, serves as CEO of the Affolter Holding SA group, Prior to 1985 Development engineer at various companies. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Affolter Holding SA, Chairman of the Board of Affolter Technologies SA, Member of the Board of Esco SA, Member of the Board of AFManagement SA, Member of the Board of Affolter Pignons SA. He holds a degree in engineering.

Roger Baillod

Mr. Roger Baillod is Member of the Board of Directors at BKW AG since May 17, 2013. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at the Company. Since 1966 Mr. Baillod has been Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Bucher Industries AG of Niederweningen/canton Zurich, a listed technology group active in the machinery and vehicle construction industry. Between 1984 and 1993 he was an auditor and consultant at ATAG Ernst & Young AG in Zurich and St. Gallen before joining the company management of two industrial enterprises. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Migros-Genossenschaftsbund since 2008. He holds Masters in Business Economics (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz -FH Olten) and Federally Certified Public Accountant (1958).

Georges Bindschedler

Dr. Georges Bindschedler is Member of the Board of Directors at BKW AG since 2007. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. Between 1985 and 2002 he was Delegate to the Board of Directors (CEO) of Graffenried Holding AG, Berne, prior to which he worked for a firm of lawyers and a bank. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Habegger Maschinenfabrik AG, Chairman of the Board of Rutin AG and of KUBO-TECH AG, Effretikon (Group structure), Vice Chairman of the Board of Helvetic Estates AG, Chairman of the Board of Luethi Holding AG, Vice Chairman of the Board of Remaco AG and Member of the Board of der Remaco Wealth Management AG, Chairman of the Board of Micamation AG and QBIS AG (Group structure), Member of the Board of Berakom AG and of Ursella AG (Group structure), Member of the Board of Arton Real Estates AG and Member of the Board of PK-Aetas, BVG foundation, among others. He is a Doctor of Law, advocate and notary, and works as a professional director and independent businessman.

Barbara Egger-Jenzer

Ms. Barbara Egger-Jenzer is Member of the Board of Directors at BKW AG since 2002. She serves as Teacher, lawyer. She is also Deputy Chairwoman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. She is Representative of the Canton of Berne at the Company. Since 2002 Member of the Executive Council and Head of the Department of Construction, Transport and Energy of the Canton of Bern, Between 1987 and 2002 Independent lawyer in Bern and Canton of Bern Ombudsman for age and residential matters, Between 1976 and 1979 Primary school teacher in Mättenbach and Rohrbach, Member of the Board of BLS AG, Member of the Board of BLS Netz AG, and Executive Councillor of the Canton of Bern.

Kurt Schaer

Mr. Kurt Schaer is Member of the Board of Directors at BKW AG since May 11, 2012. He is also Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Since 2014, serves as Owner of Sunnsite Management AG, between 2001 and 2014 CEO of Biketec AG, manufacturer of the Flyer electric bicycle in Huttwil, between 1999 and 2000 VP Sales & Marketing at Hélio Courvoisier. Prior to 1999 Product management and sales management functions, including in the telematics section of Contact Systems Ltd. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Emmental Tours AG, Herzroute AG, Vice Chairman of the Board of Striebig AG, Member of the Board of Stöcklin Möbel AG, Member of the Board of the Green Liberal Party of the Canton of Bern, among others. He studied Radio/TV electronics engineer, marketing planner and Board of Swiss Board School.