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EANS-Adhoc: gategroup Appoints Goeke Group SVP & President, North America

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ZURICH, Dec. 20, 2011 -- gategroup, the world's leading independent provider of
onboard products and services for passengers, has appointed Doug Goeke as Group
Senior Vice President and President of its North America region.

Goeke, 46, has been serving as President and Managing Director for Gate Gourmet
Canada since November 2010 and has been instrumental in successfully leading
the integration of the acquisition of Cara Airline Solutions.

In his new role effective Jan. 1, 2012, Goeke will continue to have oversight
of Canada as well as direct responsibility for all of the Gate Gourmet's U.S.
operations. He continues to report to gategroup Chief Executive Officer Andrew
Gibson and becomes a member of the gategroup Executive Management Board, also
on Jan. 1.

Goeke joined gategroup as the Chief Financial Officer for Gate Gourmet's North
America region in 2003. Previously, he held progressively responsible financial
positions with The Lincoln Electric Company and earlier worked with the
international accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and a
Master's in Finance from the London Business School, and is a CPA.

Further inquiry note:
Christina Ulosevich, Corporate Communications, +1-703-964-2357,

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issuer:      gategroup Holding AG
             Balz-Zimmermannstrasse 7
             CH-8302 Kloten
phone:       +41 43 812 54 96
FAX:         +41 43 812 91 19
sector:      Consumer Goods
ISIN:        CH0100185955
stockmarkets: Hauptsegment: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English

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