Committees of the Board of Directors

Audit Committee

The Au­dit Com­mit­tee is a spe­cial­ist body that is for­mally ap­pointed by the Board of Di­rec­tors. Its prin­ci­pal re­spon­si­bil­ity is to pro­vide sup­port to the Board of Di­rec­tors in the ex­er­cise of its su­per­vi­sory du­ties re­lat­ing to the ac­cu­racy of the an­nual fi­nan­cial state­ments, com­pli­ance with laws and reg­u­la­tions, qual­i­fi­ca­tions of ex­ter­nal au­di­tors, re­li­a­bil­ity of the in­ter­nal con­trol sys­tem and risk man­age­ment pro­ce­dures and to the work per­formed by ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal au­di­tors.

The Au­dit Com­mit­tee con­sists of three in­de­pen­dent mem­bers of the Board of Di­rec­tors. The Board of Di­rec­tors must ver­ify that at least one of the mem­bers of the com­mit­tee pos­sesses rel­e­vant, up-to-date knowl­edge of ac­count­ing and fi­nan­cial mat­ters (Fi­nan­cial Ex­pert).

Mem­bers:
Markus R. Neuhaus (Chair­man of the Au­dit Com­mit­tee)
Wal­ter Lüthi
Markus Voegeli


Nomination and Compensation Committee

The Nom­i­na­tion and Com­pen­sa­tion Com­mit­tee is a spe­cial­ist body that is for­mally ap­pointed by the Board of Di­rec­tors. Its prin­ci­pal re­spon­si­bil­ity is to pro­vide sup­port to the Board of Di­rec­tors in the ex­er­cise of its su­per­vi­sory du­ties. The Nom­i­na­tion and Com­pen­sa­tion Com­mit­tee con­sists of not less than two mem­bers ap­pointed by the Board of Di­rec­tors. If the com­mit­tee has only two mem­bers, at least one of these must be an in­de­pen­dent mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tors not in­volved in the Com­pa­ny's ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment. If it has more than two mem­bers, a ma­jor­ity of its mem­bers must be in­de­pen­dent mem­bers of the Board of Di­rec­tors not in­volved in the Com­pa­ny's ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment.

Mem­bers:
Monika Walser (Chair­woman of the Nom­i­na­tion and Com­pen­sa­tion Com­mit­tee)
Rolf U. Sut­ter
Wal­ter Lüthi



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