Von Roll Holding AG

EANS-Adhoc: Von Roll Holding AG
Personnel changes on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board

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- Dr. Peter Kalantzis - new chairman of the Board of Directors - Matthias Oppermann - new CEO

Au / Wädenswil, 15 November 2010 - Thomas Limberger, chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Von Roll Holding AG, has asked the Board of Directors to relieve him of his duties with effect from 1 December 2010 in order to pursue new challenges. The Board of Directors agreed to respect this wish at the meeting on 14 November 2010. Limberger will turn his attention to running his own industry investment company.

Limberger has restructured Von Roll during these challenging times for the global economy, opening up innovative sectors with great vigour and personal commitment. The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr Limberger for his work and wishes him all the best for the future, both personally and professionally.

The Board of Directors has elected its member Dr. Peter Kalantzis as the new chairman of the Board of Directors from 1 December 2010. At the same time, Matthias Oppermann (53) was appointed the new CEO with effect from 1 January 2011. As Managing Director of SGS Fresenius Group Germany, Oppermann has been partly responsible for the successful development of the international product testing group SGS. In Matthias Oppermann, Von Roll has managed to attract an experienced manager. The Board of Directors wishes Mr Oppermann every success in his future role.

About Von Roll Holding AG: As one of the industrial companies in Switzerland with the longest traditions, Von Roll Holding AG focuses on products for power generation, transmission and distribution. Von Roll is the global market leader in insulation products, systems and services, and is represented by around 3,000 employees at more than 30 locations in 19 countries.

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Further inquiry note: Sven Ohligs, Head of Communications & Investor Relations T: +41 44 204 3034, F: +41 44 204 3039, E: press@vonroll.com

Branche: Misc. Industrials
ISIN:      CH0003245351
WKN:        324535
Index:    SPI, Midcap Market Index
Börsen:  SIX Swiss Exchange / Main Standard

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