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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hans Hess

60 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ronald Fehlmann

53 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Markus Portmann

56 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Christoph Baertschi

54 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Eric Dubuis

51 2008 Chief Information Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Ines Najorka

Vice President Corporate Communications

Charles Fluekiger

55 2013 President of X-Ray & ebeam Technologies, Member of the Executive Committee

Michael Kammerer

54 President of Plasma Control Technologies, Member of the Executive Committee

Detlef Steck

50 2016 President of X-Ray Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Gian-Luca Bona

58 2012 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Lucas Grolimund

49 2007 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mariel Hoch

2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Rolf Huber

50 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Franz Richter

60 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Hans Hess

Mr. Hans Hess serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG. In addition, he acts as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He also has been President of Hanesco AG, International Management Consulting, Pfaeffikon since 2006. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Interim Managing Director of Comet Holding AG from February 2, 2010 till December 31, 2010. Before that, he served as Director of Comet Holding AG from April 28, 2005. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Hess served as Chief Executive Officer of Leica Geosystems AG. Between 1993 and 1996, he acted as President of Optronics division at Leica AG. Before that, he was Head of Medicinal & Stereo Microscopy and Director at Leica AG from 1989 and 1993. As Head of PUR business unit he worked at Huber & Suhner AG between 1983 and 1988. Mr. Hess was Development Engineer at Sulzer AG from 1981 until 1983. He is Member of the Board of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG and Chairman of the Board of Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG, among others. He holds Masters degree in Materials Science from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and a Mastes of Business Administration degree from University of South California. He is also a Professor honoris causa from the University of Wuhan, China and Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa from Ferris State University, Michigan.

Ronald Fehlmann

Mr. Ronald Fehlmann has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at COMET Holding AG since January 1, 2011. He has performed several management positions in sales and business development at Swiss-based Sarnafil International AG where he established a joint venture in China and became Regional Manager for Asia. At Hilti AG in Switzerland, as Senior Vice-President and Head of Business Unit, he was responsible for the development and market success of an innovative portfolio of products new to the company. Mr. Fehlmann was Chief Executive Officer of Wetrok AG in Kloten, Switzerland. Mr. Fehlmann holds Masters degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich and a degree in economics (Betriebsoekonom Lic. oec.) from Universitaet St. Gallen.

Markus Portmann

Mr. Markus Portmann has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at Comet Holding AG since October 30, 2006. Before that he served as Secretary from August 23, 2004. From 2001 to 2004, he was Chief Financial Officer of Ascom’s Enterprise Communication division. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at Bund Verlag AG from 1996 to 2001. Before that, he worked as Controller at SRG between 1992 and 1996. He holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Rochester and a degree in Business Administration from Hochschule fuer Wirtschaft HWV, Bern.

Christoph Baertschi

Mr. Christoph Baertschi will step down from his position as Chief Human Resource Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. on March 1, 2017. He has been serving this position since January 1, 2014. From 1989 to 1996 he held various management positions in human resources at UBS AG and Luwa AG. From 1996 to 1998 he served as deputy group head of human resources at Von Roll Management AG, and between 1999 and 2013 he was head of HR (from 2000 head of HR and social services) at Scintilla AG. Additionally from 2005 he was Head of Robert Bosch AG. He holds Masters degree in Business Administration from Universitaet Zuerich and a Master of Advances Studies in Human Resources Management from Zuercher Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften.

Eric Dubuis

Dr. Eric Dubuis has been Chief Information Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding AG since March 28, 2008. He has been Chief Information Officer of the Company since October 17, 2005. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr. Dubuis worked as Senior Software Engineer at Akadia AG, Thun. Before that, he was Director at Xebeo Communications, Inc. in New York from 2000 to 2003. He served as MTS and Technical Manager at LucentTechnologies, Bell Labs in New York between 1998 and 2000. Dr. Dubuis holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and a Doctorate in Computer Science from Universitaet Bern. He holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Rochester in New York.

Ines Najorka

Charles Fluekiger

Mr. Charles Fluekiger has been President of X-Ray & ebeam Technologies and Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. since 2013. Prior to that, he was President of Industrial X-Ray and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company from 2002. He has been on the Executive Board of the Company since 1989 and between 1996 and 2000, he served as Head of Technology with responsibility for research and development as well as production at the Company. He has been with Comet Holding AG since December 8, 1980. Mr. Fluekiger holds a Masters of Business Administration from Universitaet St. Gallen. Furthermore, he holds degrees in Engineering from Berner Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences Bern).

Michael Kammerer

Mr. Michael Kammerer serves as President of Plasma Control Technologies and Member of the Executive Committee at Comet Holding AG. He has been with the Company since January 1, 2008. Between 2002 and 2007, he was Head of Purchasing & Supplier Quality Assurance, Automotive at Saia-Burgess AG in Switzerland and Johnson Electric in Hong Kong. Before that, he served as Head of Purchasing & Logistics at Swisscom Solutions AG from 2000. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Kammerer worked at Von Roll Betec AG as Head of Purchasing & Logistics. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Strategy and Procurement Management from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Detlef Steck

Mr. Detlef Steck is appointed as President of X-Ray Systems, Member of the Executive Committee at Comet Holding Ltd. effective April 1, 2016. Previously he served at ABB group.

Gian-Luca Bona

Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding AG since 2012. He has acted as Chairman of Technology Committee at the Company. In addition since September 2009 he has been Chief Executive Officer of Empa (the Swiss Materials Science & Technology Laboratory) and Professor of Photonics at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH and EPF), Zurich and Lausanne. From 2008 to 2009, he was Director of Tape Storage Solutions, IBM, Tucson, AZ. From 2004 to 2008, he acted as Research Functional Manager, Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. He occupied the post of Research Manager, Photonics Networks, IBM Research Laboratory, Rueschlikon between 2003 and 2004. He is Chairman of the Board of Technopark Zurich Foundation, Chairman of Swiss Technopark Allianz and Chairman of glaTec technology center, Dubendorf, among others. He gained Master's degree and Dr. sc. nat. doctorate in physics from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).

Lucas Grolimund

Mr. Lucas A. Grolimund has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding AG since May 2007. In addition, he acts as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. Since 2009, he has been Independent consultant. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Chief Executive Officer at Cicor Technologies. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Grolimund acted as Chief Executive Officer of Schlatter Holding AG and between 2000 and 2003 as Chief Financial Officer of Gate Gourmet Group. From 1995 to 2000, he worked at McKinsey & Company. He is Member of the Board of Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG. Mr. Grolimund holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETH Zurich), Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MBA degree from INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France.

Mariel Hoch

Dr. iur. Mariel Hoch is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding Ltd. effective April 21, 2016.

Rolf Huber

Mr. Rolf Huber has acted as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding AG since April 24, 2008. In addition, he is Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and Member of the Technology Committee of the Company. Since 2001 he has been Independent consultant and Partner at Ceres Capital AG. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Huber served as Chief Financial Officer at Hero Group. Before that, he worked as Member of Executive Management at Coop Switzerland from 1997 until 1998. He was with McKinsey & Company between 1993 and 1997. He is Member of the Board of Hunziker AG Festwirtschaften and Chief Executive Officer of H2 Energy AG. Mr. Huber holds Masters degree in Agronomy from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).

Franz Richter

Dr. Franz Richter is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding Ltd. effective April 21, 2016.