Orascom Development Holding AG

DGAP-Adhoc: Orascom Development Holding AG: New ad interim CFO

Orascom Development Holding AG  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

15.07.2013 07:00

Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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Press Release

Board member Eskandar Tooma takes over CFO duties on an ad-interim basis

Altdorf/Cairo, 15 July 2013 - The Board of Directors of Orascom Development
Holding AG (Orascom Development) accepted the request of Ahmed El Shamy to
be released from his duties as CFO and member of the Executive Management
effective 31 August 2013 due to health reasons. The decision follows a
recent car accident and multiple surgeries which require an extended
recovery period. As of 1 September 2013, Eskandar Tooma, current member of
the Board of Directors of Orascom Development, will take over the CFO
duties on an ad-interim basis.

Eskandar Tooma (35) is a Canadian-Egyptian double citizen, professor of
Finance and a former Executive of Orascom Development. During the last six
years, Mr. Tooma was responsible for several capital market and corporate
finance related activities on Group level and played a leading role in the
listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange in 2008, the capital increase in 2010 and
Orascom Hotels & Development's tender offer in 2011. As a finance expert he
holds several Board positions at the Group's subsidiaries in Egypt and
Oman.

In his new function as interim CFO, Mr. Tooma will remain member of the
Board of Orascom Development, but will resign from the Audit Committee
effective immediately.

The Board of Directors thanks Ahmed El Shamy for his efforts and valuable
contributions during the last year and wishes him a fast recovery and all
the best for his future career.



About Orascom Development Holding AG

Orascom Development is a leading developer of fully integrated destinations
that include hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure facilities such
as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. Orascom
Development's diversified portfolio of destinations is spread over nine
jurisdictions (Egypt, UAE, Jordan, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro,
United Kingdom and Romania), with primary focus on touristic destinations
and budget housing. The Group currently operates six destinations; three in
Egypt El Gouna, Taba Heights and Haram City, The Cove in United Arab
Emirates and Jebel Sifah and Salalah Beach in Oman. Orascom Development has
a dual listing, with a primary listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange and a
secondary listing on the EGX Egyptian Exchange.

Investor and Media Relations Contacts
Till Leisner
Head of Group Controlling & Investor Relations
Tel: +41 41 874 88 07
Email: ir@orascomdh.com or media@orascomdh.com


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Language:               English
Company:                Orascom Development Holding AG
                        Gotthardstraße 12
                        6460 Altdorf
                        Switzerland
Phone:                  +41 41 874 17 17
Fax:                    +41 41 874 17 07
E-mail:              ir@orascomdh.com
Internet:            www.orascomdh.com
ISIN:                   CH0038285679
Valor:                  A0NJ37
Listed:                 SIX

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