Schaffner Holding AG

Schaffner Group to adopt functional organization - Board of Directors names new Executive Board as of March 1, 2007

    Luterbach (ots) - The Schaffner Group (SWX Swiss Exchange: SAHN) is adapting its organizational structure in line with its strategic focus on the global market for components and modules to ensure EMC and efficient power quality in electronic networks.

    As part of the implementation of the functional structure, the Board of Directors has decided the composition of the new Executive Board of the Schaffner Group from March 1, 2007:

    - Alexander Hagemann, 44, Chief Executive Officer (new)

    - Dr Martin Zwyssig, 42, Chief Financial Officer (current)

    - Peter Schär, 50, Vice President Human Resources (current)

    - Fabian Beck, 36, Vice President Global Research & Development
        (current)

    - Martin Köppel, 46, Vice President Global Supply Chain Management
        (current)

    - Eduard Hadorn, 50, Vice President Asia Business Development
        (current)

    - Currently vacant, Vice President Global Production (new)

    - Currently vacant, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing (new)

    The search for external candidates to fill the two vacant positions is in full swing.

    The current head of the Components and Modules Business, Roland Küpfer, will hand over his duties as of the same date and leave the company. The Board of Directors of Schaffner Holding AG wishes to thank Roland Küpfer for his dedication and commitment over the past five years, during which EMC Components and Modules Business has extended its leading position in the global market and, particularly in the last few years, has realized a sustained increase in sales and operating result.

    Calendar

    May 11, 2007         Publication of 2006/2007 Interim Report
    July 12, 2007        Publication of third quarter 2006/2007 net sales

                                 and order intake
    November 2, 2007  Publication of fourth quarter 2006/2007 net
                                 sales and order intake
    December 6, 2007  Publication of Annual Report 2006/2007
    January 16, 2008  Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

    Schaffner - safety for electronic systems

    Schaffner is the international leader in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and power quality (PQ), focusing on high-growth sectors such as aerospace, automotive industry, building automation, consumer goods, industrial electronics, medical technology, power supplies, renewable energy, transportation and telecommunications. Schaffner develops, produces, and markets standard and customer-specific components and modules. Schaffner continually strives to secure and expand its leading position through a program of innovation, customer-focused logistics, cost-efficient practices and a constant drive for quality.

ots Originaltext: Schaffner Holding AG
Internet: www.presseportal.ch

Contact:
Hans Hess
Managing Director
Tel.:        +41/32/681'66'06
E-Mail:    hans.hess@schaffner.com

Schaffner Holding AG
4542 Luterbach
Tel.:        +41/32/681'66'26
Fax:         +41/32/681'66'30
Internet: www.schaffner.com



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