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Announcement of change in management at the Goldbach Group effective at the end of April 2014 (with photo)

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Management Changes
30.04.2013


Ad hoc press release 

Announcement of change in management at the Goldbach Group effective at the end
of April 2014

Küsnacht-Zürich, April 30th 2013. Klaus Kappeler, CEO of the Goldbach Group, has
announced his resignation, effective April 29th 2014. He will be succeeded by
his deputy Michi Frank, formerly CEO of Goldbach Media (Switzerland) AG. The
change in operative management has been carefully prepared by the Board of
Directors of the Goldbach Group and Klaus Kappeler. During the course of the
coming year, Klaus Kappeler will help his long-time colleague and successor
prepare for his executive role. When operative management changes hands, Klaus
Kappeler will join the Board of Directors of the Goldbach Group, where he will
continue to play an active role in shaping the company's strategic direction.

From 1986 until 2001, Klaus Kappeler (59) was Managing Director of Radio Z AG
and Goldbach Media (Switzerland) AG (formerly IP Multimedia (Schweiz) AG), and
then Chief Executive Officer of Medien Z Holding AG, which was created from
Radio Z AG, and CEO of Goldbach Group AG since 2001. "Nearly 30 years ago, Klaus
Kappeler helped create the company that since 2011 has been known as the
Goldbach Group. He shaped it with clear vision and strategic strength to make it
the leading network for electronic communication solutions and a competence and
logistics centre for the marketing of private electronic, mobile and interactive
media" said Bruno Widmer, the outgoing President of the Board of Directors of
the Goldbach Group. To this, Beat Curti, co-founder, principal shareholder and
member of the Board of Directors of Goldbach Group, added:  "For this service,
his incredible dedication and his accomplishments as a pioneer in the field of
private radio and television in Switzerland, on behalf of the entire Board of
Directors, we want to express our sincere gratitude and our recognition."

Kappeler will turn operative management over to his current deputy, Michi Frank,
on 1 May 2014, and transfer to the Board of Directors at Goldbach Group AG. "As
designated President of the Board of Directors of the Goldbach Group, I also
want to thank Klaus Kappeler for his planning and making extensive preparations
for his succession long in advance. This gives employees, partners, customers,
shareholders and us, the members of the Board of Directors, the certainty that
our Company will remain under strong, and successful operative management, with
industry intelligence in future", Jens Alder observed on the transition from
Klaus Kappeler to Michi Frank.

From 1987 to 1994, Frank (45) worked at Publicitas and the publications "Tages
Anzeiger" and "Cash" as Key Account Customer Adviser and Print Media Sales
Manager. From 1994 to 2000, he then served as Managing Director of Belcom AG for
"Radio24" and "TeleZüri" as well as "Tele24". From 2001 until 2011 he held the
position of CEO of Goldbach Media (Switzerland) AG, and Chief Sales Officer of
the Goldbach Group AG and deputy to CEO Klaus Kappeler since 2007. In 2011, this
was followed by a position as Head of the Business Line Media and in 2012 as
Regional Head West. "I consider myself very fortunate indeed that my long-time
colleague, Michi Frank, will succeed me", Kappeler noted. "His record of
business achievements and his acceptance by employees, customers and partners
alike, are impressive, and I am convinced that he will succeed in further
strengthening the position and the business fields of the Goldbach Group, both
nationally and internationally."


Additional management change
Martin Radelfinger (54), Chief Strategy Officer at Goldbach Audience, will leave
the Executive Board of the Goldbach Group effective by the end of July 2013. He
will set up a Business Development Hub for the Goldbach Group AG in Silicon
Valley. The move aims to permit early identification of technolo-gies and
business models in the area of digital and interactive advertising and trend
scouting in regard to start-ups with an affinity to the core business area of
the Goldbach Group. In Addition he will take part in an Executive Program for
Innovation and Start-up Management at Stanford University in California. 

In 2000, Radelfinger created AdLINK Internet Media AG Schweiz in 2000 with
participation by Tamedia; in 2004, he merged the company with the online
marketing companies of the Goldbach Group. With the IPO of the Goldbach Group,
he took over business development for the Group as Chief Business Development
and M&A Officer; since 2010, he has served as Chief Strategy Officer and is in
charge of strategic management of the online marketing business. Martin
Radelfinger has been a member of the Goldbach Group Management since 2004 and
assists the IAB Europe as Advisor to the Board.

Pictures with Announcement:
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http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/C1G3zbiT
http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/M08Dqr38
http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/3qD5jtRY

Further inquiry note:
Germaine Mueller
Tel.    +41 44 914 91 10
Mobile: +41 78 600 24 14
germaine.mueller@goldbachgroup.com

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Pictures with Announcement:
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http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/C1G3zbiT
http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/M08Dqr38
http://resources.euroadhoc.com/us/3qD5jtRY


issuer:      Goldbach Group AG
             Seestrasse 39
             CH-8700 Küsnacht
phone:       +41 44 914 91 00
FAX:         +41 44 914 93 60
mail:     info@goldbachgroup.ch
WWW:      www.goldbachgroup.ch
sector:      Media
ISIN:        CH0004870942
indexes:     SPI, SPIEX
stockmarkets: Main Standard: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English
 



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