Change in membership of Board of Directors
Following his election to the Swiss Federal Council by the United Federal Assembly on 22 September 2010, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann will step down as the Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Mikron Holding AG on 26 October 2010. Heinrich Spoerry will become the new Chairman of the Board, having been a member since 2001.
The composition of the group of investors that was formed under Johann N. Schneider- Ammann's leadership in 2003 and rescued Mikron from impending bankruptcy will remain unchanged. Ammann Group Holding AG will continue its role as a long-term, sustainabilityfocused investor by retaining its holding in Mikron.