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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Albert Baehny

66 2015 Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Christian Buhl

45 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board

Hartmut Reuter

61 2016 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Roland Iff

57 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Martin Baumueller

40 2016 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Marketing & Brands

Egon Renfordt-Sasse

60 2016 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Product Management & Innovation

Karl Spachmann

59 2011 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Sales Europe

Ronald van Triest

48 2015 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Sales International

Martin Ziegler

2018 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Operations

Joergen Tang-Jensen

61 2012 Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Felix Ehrat

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Thomas Huebner

60 2015 Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Eunice Zehnder-Lai

51 2017 Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Roman Sidler

Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Albert Baehny

Mr. Albert M. Baehny is Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geberit AG since January 1, 2015. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Geberit AG since April 19, 2011. Since January 1, 2005, he has acted as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Group Executive Board at the Company. In 1979, he started his career in the research department of Serono-Hypolab. His further career comprised various marketing, sales, strategic planning and global management positions with Dow Chemicals Europe (1981–1993), Ciba-Geigy/Ciba SC (1994–2000), Vantico (2000–2001) and Wacker Chemie (2001–2002). For more than 20 years, Albert M. Baehny gathered relevant knowledge and expertise with global business responsibility. Before joining Geberit, he was Senior Vice President of Wacker Specialties. At Geberit he was Head of Group Division Marketing and Sales Europe from 2003–2004. From 2005 until the end of 2014, Albert M. Baehny was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Geberit Group. He graduated with a degree in Biology from Universite de Fribourg (the University of Fribourg). He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Lonza Group AG, Basel (CH) and Inventis, Crans-Montana (CH).

Christian Buhl

Dr. Christian Buhl is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board at Geberit AG since January 1, 2015. From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance in St. Gallen and in research and teaching at the Centre for Economic Research at the University of Basel. From 2004 to 2008, Christian Buhl worked at McKinsey & Company, Zurich, where he undertook projects for various Swiss and international industrial companies, supporting them in the area of strategy, M&A, marketing and organisation. He joined Geberit in 2009, initially as Head Strategic Planning, before taking over responsibility for the Geberit AquaClean shower toilet business. From 2012 to the end of 2014, Christian Buhl was Managing Director of the German sales company – the most important sales unit within the Geberit Group. He studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Dipl. Phys. ETH) before undertaking his doctorate (Dr. oec. HSG) in the area of financial market research at the Universitaet St. Gallen.

Hartmut Reuter

Mr. Hartmut Reuter has been Independent Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geberit AG since April 6, 2016. He has been Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors since April 30, 2008. Prior to that, he acted as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from April 30, 2008 to 2011. After graduating in Industrial Engineering from Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (Darmstadt University of Technology), Mr. Reuter joined the Bosch Group in Stuttgart in 1981, where he occupied management positions in various industrial business units. Prior to joining Rieter, he was Director in Planning and Controlling at Bosch headquarters. From 1997 to 2009, Hartmut Reuter was a member of the Group Executive Board of the Rieter Group in Winterthur (CH). During his first five years, he started as Head of Controlling, then he became the Head of the Corporate Center, responsible for all financial and strategic functions. From 2002, he was CEO of the Rieter Group. Since 2009, he has worked as a freelance management consultant and has held positions in various supervisory boards. He has been an active Member of the Shareholders Committee and Supervisory Board Vaillant GmbH, Remscheid (DE); Chairman of the Advisory Board GBT-Bücolit GmbH, Marl (DE); Member of the Board of Directors Wilkhahn GmbH + Co KG, Bad Muender (DE).

Roland Iff

Mr. Roland Iff is Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Geberit AG since January 1, 2005. He started his career, in 1987, as Internal Auditor at the American Mead Corporation in Zurich and at the company’s headquarters in Dayton, the United States. Subsequently, he worked on different market development projects in Brussels, before he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Mead’s Italian subsidiary in Milan. In 1993, Mr. Iff joined Geberit as Head of Corporate Development. In 1995, he became Head of Group Controlling. Beginning in October 1997, he served as Head of Group Treasury. He is Member of the Board of Directors of VZ Holding AG, Zurich. He studied Economics at the Universitaet St. Gallen and graduated with a degree of Lic.oec. in Accounting and Finance in 1986.

Martin Baumueller

Dr. Martin Baumueller is appointed as Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Marketing & Brands at Geberit AG effective September 1, 2016. He began his career as a freelance consultant for strategy and market expansion projects from 2001 to 2003. From 2005 to 2010 he worked for McKinsey & Company in Zurich (CH), first on various projects for pharmaceutical, chemical and transportation clients and later as Engagement Manager responsible for global projects in various industries and as a member of the Strategy & Corporate Finance team. He joined Geberit as Head Strategic Planning in 2011. From 2012 until the end of August 2016 he was responsible as Head Geberit AquaClean for the management and development of the entire shower toilet business of the Geberit Group.

Egon Renfordt-Sasse

Mr. Egon Renfordt-Sasse is appointed as Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Product Management & Innovation at Geberit AG effective September 1, 2016. He was Member of the Executive Board and Head of Group Division Marketing & Brands at Geberit AG since February 2015 till August 31, 2016. He began his career at Battenfeld- Fischer in Troisdorf (DE), where he held several positions until 1997, the last of which as manager of the “Technical Parts” profit centre. In 1997, he joined the Geberit Group as the product manager responsible for the Installation Systems product line. From 2001 to 2003, he was responsible for “Sales Engineering” – among other things – at Geberit’s German sales company. He then became Head of Products Sanitary Systems at the Group, a position he held until 2012. Since then, he has been Head of Group Marketing. He completed his mechanical engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University in 1986.

Karl Spachmann

Mr. Karl Spachmann is Member of the Executive Board and Head of Group Division Sales Europe of Geberit AG since April 1, 2011. He joined the Company in 1997. He began his career with the German Armed Forces in 1983 where he served as radar commanding officer, platoon leader and press officer until 1990. In early 1990, he joined Adolf Wuerth GmbH & Co. KG in Kuenzelsau, initially as Assistant to the Managing Director of Sales and later as Regional Sales Manager for North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1995, he moved to Friedrich Grohe AG in Hemer to work as responsible Sales Manager for Germany. Since 1997, he has been responsible for the German sales company of the Geberit Group, initially as Managing Director focusing on field service, and since 2000 as Chairman of the Management Board. Mr. Spachmann graduated in business and organizational studies at Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen (the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich).

Ronald van Triest

Mr. Ronald van Triest is Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Division Sales International of Geberit AG effective June, 2015. He started his career at Royal Philips, where he held various roles until 2006. These were initially in the areas of marketing and sales, before a second phase where he took on wide-ranging responsibilities in the areas of product management, M&A and executive management. He operated predominantly from Singapore and Hong Kong. From 2007 to 2009, he was General Manager Sales at China Electronics Corporation in Shenzhen (CN), where he was responsible for the sales, marketing, service and logistics and managed staff in China, Singapore, Russia and Turkey. From 2010 to 2015, he worked for Ellipz Lighting in Singapore. As CEO and Managing Director, he was responsible for setting up and developing the Asian business. Among other things, he established a joint venture in Beijing, set up the local production, R&D and sales and created sales channels in South-East Asia and the Middle East as well as a joint venture in India. He completed his Master’s degree in Management and Organisation at the University of Groningen in 1996.

Martin Ziegler

Joergen Tang-Jensen

Mr. Joergen Tang-Jensen is Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Geberit AG since April 4, 2012. Mr. Tang-Jensen has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Danish building materials manufacturer VELUX A/S since 2001. After completing his studies, Mr. Tang-Jensen joined the VELUX Group in 1981 and worked in various executive positions in the main VELUX sales and production companies until being appointed as CEO. As Managing Director, he was responsible for the respective national companies in Denmark from 1989 to 1991, France from 1991 to 1992, the United States in 1996 and in Germany from 1999 to 2000. He is Member of the Board of Directors of Coloplast A/S (DK) and Member of the Confederation of Danish Industry Business Political Committee. Mr. Tang-Jensen holds a M.Sc. in Economics & Business Administration from Aarhus Universitaet (the Business School in Aarhus). He also completed a number of management further training courses at the IMD in Lausanne (1989) and at Stanford University (1997).

Felix Ehrat

Dr. Felix R. Ehrat, Ph.D. is Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Geberit AG since 2013. He has been Group General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee of Novartis AG, Basel (CH); Chairman of the Board of Directors Globalance Bank AG, Zurich (CH); Member of the Board of Directors Hyos Invest Holding AG, Zurich. In 1985, he was admitted to the Zurich Bar Association. He started his career as an Associate with Baer & Karrer in Zurich (CH) in 1987, became Partner in 1992 and advanced to Senior Partner (2003–2011) and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors (2007–2011) of the firm. Felix R. Ehrat has acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Globalance Bank AG, Zurich (CH), and Member of the Board of Directors of Hyos Invest Holding AG, Zurich (CH). Previously, he was, among other things, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca del Gottardo and Board Member of Julius Baer Holding AG, Austriamicrosystems AG, Charles Voegele Holding AG and Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG. He is also a member of the Executive Boards of Economiesuisse and Swiss Holdings and a member of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse. He received his doctorate of law from the Universitaet Zurich (CH) in 1990, where he previously also received his law degree in 1982. In 1986, he completed an LL.M. at the McGeorge School of Law in the USA.

Thomas Huebner

Mr. Thomas Martin Huebner is Non-Executive Independent Member of Board of Directors of Geberit AG effective 2015. He was Executive Director Europe & International Partnerships and a member of the Group Executive Board at Carrefour SA (FR). From 2008 to 2011, he was both Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citrus International (CH) and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Contract Farming India (CH). At Metro Cash & Carry International GmbH (DE), he was Chief Operating Officer for Eastern Europe and Russia from 2000 to 2002, and CEO from 2002 to 2008. Before he was responsible for the Czech Republic and Slovakia at McDonald’s from 1990 to 1995 and was Chief Operating Officer in Switzerland from 1988 to 1990. Furthermore, for three years up to 2014 he was Co-Chairman of ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) Europe, the most important European retail and manufacturer association. He has been also a Member of the Board of Directors and Lead Director of B&M European Value Retail S.A., Luxemburg (LU); Chairman of the Board of Directors Burger of King SEE S.A., Brussels (BE); Member of the Board of Directors of bpost NV, Brussels (BE). In 1996, he received an Executive MBA from the Universitaet St. Gallen (HSG).

Eunice Zehnder-Lai

Mrs. Eunice Zehnder-Lai has been Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Geberit AG since 2017. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (US) and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University (US). She is CEO of IPM Institut fuer Persönlichkeitsorientiertes Management, a firm headquartered in Pfaeffikon (CH) that offers solutions for enhancing the efficiency of interaction with customers, teams and employees in companies. Before joining IPM, she spent almost 20 years working in the finance industry for LGT Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in New York, London, Hong Kong and Switzerland. She worked in asset management, private wealth management and corporate finance, as well as for Procter & Gamble in marketing and brand management. She is also a Board Member of the Asia Society Switzerland.

Roman Sidler