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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Neuwirth

38 2016 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Hannes Niederhauser

54 2016 Chairman of the Management Board

Stefan Franke

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Bernhard Braunmueller

Chief Operating Officer

Corinna Refsgaard

Chief Human Resource Officer

Robert Courteau

2013 Executive Vice President Business Unit Communications (COM)

Kevin Rhoads

Executive Vice President Business Unit Avionics, Transportation & Defense (ATD)

Marcel Van Helten

2013 Executive Vice President Business Unit Industrial (IND)

Jens Wiegand

52 2014 Chief Technology Officer

Katrin Kerschbaumer

2015 Head of Legal & Compliance

Valerie Barth

2016 Member of the Supervisory Board

Dieter Duesedau

2015 Member of the Supervisory Board

Michael Jeske

45 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board

Michael Roider

2016 Member of the Supervisory Board

Alexandra Habekost

2014 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Neuwirth

Mr. Richard Neuwirth is appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kontron AG with effect of December 5, 2016. He is a lawyer and holds a degree in business administration. He started his career at a law firm in Vienna. Since 2006, Richard Neuwirth has been working for S&T AG, where he held various positions, amongst others as Managing Director of S&T Bulgaria and Sales/Managing Director of S&T Austria. In June 2013, Mr. Neuwirth was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of S&T AG. He has a profound knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting, as well as experience in the turnaround management of technology corporations and the successful restructuring of companies.

Hannes Niederhauser

Mr. Hannes Niederhauser is appointed as Chairman of the Management Board at Kontron AG effective December 14, 2016. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board of Kontron AG from December 5, 2016 till December 14, 2016. Previously, he has served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Kontron AG until April 6, 2009. He graduated from Technische Universitaet Graz with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is Entrepreneur by profession. He is Member of the Supervisory Board of Quanmax Inc and funworld AG. He is Chairman of the Management Board of Quanmax AG.

Stefan Franke

Bernhard Braunmueller

Mr. Bernhard Braunmueller is Chief Operating Officer of Kontron AG. He has experience as entrepreneur, manager and management consultant. Before he joined Kontron, he was an Equity Partner and Member of the Management Board at the international consultancy Q_PERIOR AG where he headed the business division Customer Management and served as the Chief Marketing Officer. During his years as management consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation and the international strategy consultancy Droege&Comp. AG, he gained experience in the planning and implementation of change initiatives at global high-tech corporations. From 2012 to 2014 Mr. Braunmueller was responsible for Corporate Strategy & Business Development of the Kontron Group and acted as Managing Director of Kontron Europe GmbH. He holds a doctorate in Natural Sciences and a diploma in Computer Sciences from Universitaet Muenchen and a Master in Business Administration of the University of Warwick.

Corinna Refsgaard

Ms. Corinna Refsgaard is Chief Human Resource Officer of Kontron AG. Prior to her position at Kontron she held the position as Senior Vice President Human Resources at Fujitsu Technology Solutions and spent ten years at EADS (since September 2010 Cassidian) in different international management roles in Human Resources including those of Vice President Head of Human Resources Defense and Communications Systems, Vice President Human Resources Integrated Systems, Vice President Human Resources Global Security. She began her career in 1991 at Mercedes-Benz/DaimlerChrysler AG. In 1995 she took over the position as Head of Human Resources for the site in Munich and changed 1999 to the position Human Resources strategy and planning for the passenger car sector worldwide. She holds a diploma in Business studies from Hochschule Pforzheim, Germany.

Robert Courteau

Mr. Robert Courteau is Executive Vice President Business Unit Communications (COM) of Kontron AG since 2013. He also manages the unit’s business development, product management, sales support, program management, services, and solution engineering functions. Mr. Courteau has been with Kontron since 2000, initially leading program management and services, and subsequently managing the Kontron Canadian subsidiary. He then headed North American operations for Kontron from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Kontron, he held a series of management positions at CAE. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universite Laval in Quebec City.

Kevin Rhoads

Mr. Kevin Rhoads is Executive Vice President Business Unit Avionics, Transportation & Defense (ATD) at Kontron AG. He acts as General Manager of Kontron America. His responsibilities include Global P&L, Business Line Management, Business Development, Solutions Engineering and Product/Program management and oversight. He joined Kontron in 2005 and acted in several positions including Vice President of Business Development, Head of EPBU Business Unit and Vice President of Sales. Before joining Kontron, he worked 15 years at ETMA/TFS as the Vice President of Sales in contract manufacturing and supply chain. He holds a degree from Gonzaga University.

Marcel Van Helten

Mr. Marcel Van Helten is Executive Vice President Business Unit Industrial (IND) at Kontron AG since September 2013. He spent over 25 years in the Industrial Automation and embedded computer business. He joined Kontron from General Electric where he spent the last 15 years in a range of international roles, among others as Global Manager Infrastructure, China Marketing Leader and, most recently, as Managing Director Intelligent Platforms GmbH in Germany. He earned his Computer Engineering degree in Breda and his Business Administration degree in Rotterdam.

Jens Wiegand

Mr. Jens Wiegand is Chief Technology Officer of Kontron AG since May 21, 2014. He joined Kontron in January 2014. Prior to that, he worked at Wind River in several senior management positions, overseeing strategically Industrial & Car, Aerospace & Defense and Communication verticals. He drove the incubation of IoT (internet of things) and M2M (machine to machine) investments and started new businesses at Wind River. He is also tightly connected to the North American embedded high-tech sector and M2M/IoT standardization bodies. Further past Mr. Wiegand joined Motorola as a result of Motorola’s acquisition of Force Computers. While at Force Computers, he kept several management positions and headed up their Strategic Marketing, with responsibilities in the areas of strategic planning, portfolio planning and investment. Following a career which started at EADS (Airbus Defense & Space) and spans more than two decades in the high-tech industry, he was holding various management positions.

Katrin Kerschbaumer

Ms. Katrin Kerschbaumer is Head of Legal & Compliance at Kontron AG since 2015. She has experience from law firms and as in-house counsel. After her Legal State Exams at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, she worked for several years in international law firms such as Norton Rose and Taylor Wessing gaining experience in particular in M&A transactions. In 2010, she took over the position as Corporate Counsel in the legal department of Kabel Deutschland right after the company’s IPO and advised it through a public takeover until the request to delist. In addition to several responsibilities related to M&A activities, restructurings, financing operations, corporate housekeeping and legal assistance of the corporate finance and tax department Ms. Kerschbaumer was responsible for capital market law and supervisory board matters.

Valerie Barth

Dr. Valerie Barth is appointed as Member of the Supervisory Board of Kontron AG since November 2016. He is a Lawyer.

Dieter Duesedau

Dr. Dieter Duesedau is Member of the Supervisory Board of Kontron AG since September 22, 2015. He is a Physicist. He also serves at Wincor Nixdorf Aktiengesellschaft.

Michael Jeske

Mr. Michael Jeske is appointed as Member of the Supervisory Board of Kontron AG with effect from December 5, 2016. He is an electrical engineer. He was working for Kontron AG for many years in various management positions in the development and operations area, most recently as VP Operations. Mr. Jeske has many years of management experience in the IT industry with a focus on R&D, production and quality assurance. Prior to his appointment to the Management Board of S&T AG (COO) in mid-2009, he was CEO of Quanmax AG and COO of Funworld AG.

Michael Roider

Mr. Michael Roider is appointed as Member of the Supervisory Board of Kontron AG with effect from December 5, 2016. He has a degree in engineering with focus on electrical engineering (specialized field of microelectronics).Since June 2014 he is head of the development department at Roding Embedded GmbH, a subsidiary of s&t embedded GmbH. Mr. Roider held leadership positions for many years in hardware development, initially at Rolf Obler Industrial Electronics (ROI, 1998-2003), and after the acquisition at Kontron (2003-2014). He has many years of experience in the IT and ECT industry and is therefore very familiar with the sector.

Alexandra Habekost