Goldbach Group AG

DGAP-Adhoc: Goldbach Group AG: New Chief Financial Officer - Nomination of Chief Marketing Officer - Retreat from the Czech Republic - Reduction of stakes in Wilmaa Digital World AG

Goldbach Group AG  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

30.09.2013 05:30

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

Ad hoc press release

Decisions made by the board of directors of Goldbach Group AG:
New Chief Financial Officer - Nomination of Chief Marketing Officer -
Retreat from the Czech Republic - Reduction of stakes in Wilmaa Digital
World AG

Küsnacht-Zurich, 30 September 2013. The board of directors of the Goldbach
Group AG, the leading advertising logistics specialist operating in the
DACH region, eastern Europe as well as the Adriatic area in the marketing
of private electronic, mobile and interactive media as well as in online
marketing, approves the appointment of Lukas Leuenberger, the current
Director Corporate Finance, to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of
the Executive Committee from 1 October 2013. New to the Goldbach Group and
also to the Executive Committee, Klaus Nadler will be joining from 1 April
2014, taking over the newly created function of Chief Marketing Officer
(CMO). In addition, the board of directors has decided to divest of the not
profitable sales hub in the Czech Republic and also to reduce the stakes in
Wilmaa Digital World AG.

Lukas Leuenberger (born 1972, a Swiss national) joined the Goldbach Group
in 2007 as Head of Group Controlling and deputy CFO. The graduated
economist (Lic. Oec. HSG) and state-recognised auditor has been Director
Corporate Finance since 2012. He succeeds Dr. Stephan Bergamin, who has
decided to leave the company on 31 March 2014 due to the re-organisation of
the group, to devote himself to fresh challenges. As CFO, Bergamin has been
responsible, inter alia, for the restructuring of the Goldbach Group in
Poland, which made Goldbach Business Lines Audience and Interactive the
most important players in the Polish market.

As from 1 April 2014 Klaus Nadler (born 1968, German citizen) will be
joining the Goldbach Group and its Executive Committee. With the
appointment of Nadler, the Goldbach Group has succeeded in gaining an
established marketing and product marketing professional with international
experience in the marketing and telecommunications field. For the business
graduate, who has worked for, amongst others, AOL Germany, the
telecommunications company Versatel and the TV marketing company IP Germany
in leading positions, this is his second position in Switzerland where,
until he switches to the Goldbach Group, he holds a responsible position as
CEO of GroupM Switzerland.

Goldbach Group AG withdrawing from the Czech Republic
Due to the difficult market environment in the Czech Republic,
characterised by intense pricing and competition pressure, the Goldbach
Group has not managed to get into the profit zone during its five years of
operating there. For this reason the board of directors of the Goldbach
Group has decided to divest itself of the sales hub in the Czech Republic,
which has an annual turnover of CHF 1 million.

Goldbach Group AG reduces stake in Wilmaa Digital World AG
As of September 30th, 2013 the Wilmaa GmbH, which belongs with 67,3 % to
Goldbach Group,  is reducing its stake in Wilmaa Digital World AG from 75%
to 20% percent. The technology firm Wilmaa Digital World AG has set itself
the goal to launch the Wilmaa box in order to make Wilmaa accessible to the
big screen. By reducing this stake, the Goldbach Group will be
relinquishing its control of the firm.  This enables Thomas Gabathuler,
co-founder and Wilma-father, to take over the control of Wilmaa Digital
World AG and to bring further strategic partners on board. Because of the
Goldbach Group's own strategic core business, all marketing rights for the
digital moving image connected with the introduction of the box will remain
with the Group. Goldbach Group continues to hold the majority of Wilmaa

Goldbach Group Company Profile
The Goldbach Group is the leading network for electronic communication
solutions and a logistics centre for the marketing and representation of
advertising in private electronic media in the areas of television,
internet television, radio, Digital out of Home, online display, in game,
search advertising and mobile advertising. The company is based in
Switzerland (Küsnacht-Zurich) and is active in the whole DACH region, in
Eastern Europe and in the Adriatic Region.

Goldbach Group has been quoted in the main segment of the SIX Swiss
Exchange since June 15th, 2007 (Valor 487094, ISIN CH0004870942,
Ticker-Symbol: GBMN).

Further Information:

Goldbach Group AG
Germaine Müller, Investor Relations Manager
Corinne Laverrière, Public Relations Manager
Seestrasse 39
8700 Küsnacht-Zurich
Phone +41 (44) 914 91 00
Fax +41 (44) 914 93 60

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