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Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG (LISN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ernst Tanner

70 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dieter Weisskopf

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Board

Martin Hug

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Rolf Fallegger

2017 Member of the Management Board, International Marketing and Global Retail

Alain Germiquet

2017 Member of the Management Board, Responsible for International Sales

Kamillo Kitzmantel

2012 Member of the Management Board, Responsible for Duty-Free

Adalbert Lechner

2017 Member of the Management Board, Responsible for Scandinavia Market

Andreas Pfluger

2013 Member of the Management Board

Guido Steiner

2017 Member of the Management Board, in charge of Group Operations

Antonio Bulgheroni

73 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Elisabeth Guertler

66 2009 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Thomas Rinderknecht

63 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Petra Schadeberg-Herrmann

48 2014 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Rudolf Spruengli

1988 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Ernst Tanner

Mr. Ernst Tanner is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since October 1, 2016. He has served as Chairman,Chief Executive Officer, Delegate of the Board, Member of the Management Board at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 1994. He is Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Company. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1994. Before joining the Company, Mr. Tanner held top management positions for more than 25 years with the Johnson & Johnson Group in Europe and in the United States, his last position having been Company Group Chairman Europe. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Swatch Group since 1995 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011, as well as member of the Compensation Committee since 2002 and Chairman of this Committee since May 2014. He also has a seat on the Advisory Board of the German Krombacher Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG. Until mid 2013, he was Member of the Board of Directors of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce. He completed a commercial education and thereafter attended Business schools in London and in Harvard.

Dieter Weisskopf

Dr. Dieter Weisskopf is Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Management Board of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since October 1, 2016. He was Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance, Administration, Procurement and Operations and Member of the Management Board at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 1995. He joined the Lindt & Spruengli Group in 1995 as Head of Finance, Administration and Purchasing. Since 2004, he has also been responsible for manufacturing. Dr. Weisskopf started his career at Swiss Union Bank. He gained additional experience in the banking sector in Mexico and Brazil, later changing to the food industry, namely the Jacobs Suchard Group. At both Jacobs Suchard and Klaus Jacobs Holding, he held executive management positions in the financial sector, lastly as Chief Financial Officer in Canada and Switzerland. He has a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economics and Business Administration.

Martin Hug

Mr. Martin Hug is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since January 1, 2017. He started his career as Finance Director at Volcafe in Costa Rica, before he joined Lindt & Sprüngli in 2004 as Senior Corporate Controller. Only a short time later he was promoted to CFO at Lindt & Sprüngli UK. Since 2011, he holds the position as CFO at Ghirardelli.

Rolf Fallegger

Mr. Rolf Fallegger is Member of the Management Board, International Marketing and Global Retail of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since January 1, 2017. He was Member of the Management Board, Responsible for the development of Specific Markets and has been Member of the Management Board at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 2011. He began his career in 1991 in marketing with Procter & Gamble in Geneva, Great Britain, and Belgium. He joined Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG as Marketing Manager in 1997. He was then appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Lindt & Spruengli subsidiary companies in Great Britain and France. In 2009, he returned to the Swiss base and has been Member of the Extended Group Management since 2011 and was promoted Member of Group Management in 2014. He is responsible for the development of specific markets at the Company.

Alain Germiquet

Mr. Alain Germiquet is Member of the Management Board, Responsible for International Sales of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since January 1, 2017. He started his career in the Sales division of two notable mineral oil companies before joining Hiestand in 1999, where he was promoted from Marketing Director to Managing Director in a short time. In 2005, he became Commercial Director at Nestlé and in 2007, he joined Lindt & Sprüngli first as CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli UK and since 2009 as CEO at Lindt & Sprüngli France.

Kamillo Kitzmantel

Mr. Kamillo Kitzmantel was Member of the Management Board, Responsible for Duty-Free of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG from August 2012 December 31, 2017. He was Member of the Management Board at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 2011. He initially held various positions with Fischer Ski, Johnson & Johnson and Bahlsen before joining Lindt & Spruengli Germany in 1994 as Marketing and Sales Manager. One year later, he was appointed CEO of the Swiss subsidiary ­company over which he still presides today. Since August 2012, he is also responsible for Duty-Free. He temporarily also took management responsibility for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in the USA and national responsibility for the Italian market. He holds Master of Science degree in Trade.

Adalbert Lechner

Mr. Adalbert Lechner is Member of the Management Board, Responsible for Scandinavia Market of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since January 1, 2017. He Has been Member of the Management Board at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 2011. He is Lawyer. After his PhD in law, Mr. Lechner has held several management’s positions in marketing and sales with L’Oreal and ­Johnson & Johnson. He joined the Lindt & Spruengli Group as CEO of the Austrian subsidiary company in 1993. In 1997, he took over responsibility for Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli GmbH in Aachen and since 2001 additionally for the Austrian subsidiary.

Andreas Pfluger

Mr. Andreas Pfluger is Member of the Management Board of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since October 22, 2013. Mr. Pfluger began his career with Unilever in Switzerland before joining Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG as Marketing Manager in 1994. In 1997, he took over responsibility as Chief Executive Officer for building up the subsidiary in Australia. He has held further positions as Chief Executive Officer of the French subsidiary and of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in California. Since 2005, Mr. Pfluger is country responsible for the markets in North America. In 2011, he returned to the Swiss headquarters as Member of the Extended Group Management. Mr. Pfluger is responsible for the development of specific markets at the Company. Since the 2014 takeover of the American group Russell Stover Candies LLC, Mr. Pfluger has supervised their integration into the Lindt & Sprüngli Group and is CEO of Russell Stover.

Guido Steiner

Mr. Guido Steiner is Member of the Management Board, in charge of Group Operations of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since January 1, 2017. He began his career as assistant at the Chair for Business Administration at ETH in Zurich. In 1990, he joined Lindt & Sprüngli as Assistant Manager Group Production Planning. Two years later he was promoted Group Production Planning Manager. From 1998 until 2003 he was Vice President Operations at Lindt & Sprüngli USA. Since 2003, he is back at the Headquarters as Vice President Operations.

Antonio Bulgheroni

Mr. Antonio Bulgheroni is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG. He has been Lead Director and Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG from February 1, 2009 until 30 September 2016. He is Member of the Compensation & Nomination Committees and Audit Committee of the Company. He acted as Chairman of Lindt & Spruengli SpA, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors from April 2007 till January 31, 2009. He served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of Lindt & Spruengli SpA, Member of the Board of Directors from 1996 till April 2007. He served as CEO and Chairman of Lindt & Spruengli SpA from 1993 till 1996. He served, from 1993, as Managing Director of Lindt & Spruengli SpA until his retirement in April 2007. He holds other Board mandates with Banca Popolare Commercio e Industria SpA, as Chairman, and Autogrill SpA. He is also Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Varese.

Elisabeth Guertler

Dkfm. Elisabeth Guertler has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since April 16, 2009. She is Member of the Compensation & Nomination Committee of the Company. She sits on the Supervisory Board of Erste Group Bank AG and is Member of the General Council of the Austrian National Bank. Since 2007, she has also been Managing Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. She is currently member of the Board of Directors of ATP Planungsund Beteiligungs AG in Innsbruck, as well as serving on the Advisory Board of the Nürnberger Lebensversicherung (Nürnberg Life Insurance) in Germany. She completed her Business Science studies with a Masters degree, and subsequently and was Manager of Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg.

Thomas Rinderknecht

Dr. Thomas M. Rinderknecht is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 2016. He has a PhD in law and was admitted to the Bar in the Canton of Zurich in 1982. From 1984 onwards he worked as a freelance commercial attorney before becoming Senior Partner with the law firm Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich and Zug. Since 1984 Mr. Rinderknecht has had numerous directorships on the boards of various unlisted companies in the healthcare/pharmaceutical/biotech branches and in the media, as well as in the industrial sector. Since 2011, he has also been a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Basilea Pharmaceutica AG.

Petra Schadeberg-Herrmann

Ms. Petra Schadeberg-Herrmann is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since April 24, 2014. She is a member of the Audit Committee at the Company. She has been employed by the Krombacher Brewery Group of Companies for more than 20 years and is currently a managing partner. Krombacher is the leading brand on the German beer market. Ms. Schadeberg-Herrmann is active primarily on the financial and commercial side. Among her other duties as managing partner she is in charge of Krombacher Finance GmbH. In June 2011 she was elected to the Supervisory Board of Krones AG and in April 2013 to the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank AG. After periods of study in Paris and London, Ms Schadeberg-Herrmann completed her studies at the European Business School in Germany in 1990 with a degree in business management.

Rudolf Spruengli

Dr. Rudolf K. Spruengli has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli AG since 1988. He Chairman of Compensation and Nominating Committee and Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and was interim Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He manages his own consulting firm. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Peter Halter Liegenschaften AG and Communicators AG as well as Chairman of Freies Gymnasium Zurich. He completed his studies with a Doctorate degree in Economics.