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EQS-Adhoc: HOCHDORF Holding AG: Fons W. Togtema will be the new Managing Director for Baby Care

EQS Group-Ad-hoc: HOCHDORF Holding AG / Key word(s): Change of
HOCHDORF Holding AG: Fons W. Togtema will be the new Managing Director
for Baby Care

18.03.2015 / 07:05
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


HOCHDORF Group Press Release: New Managing Director for Baby Care

Fons W. Togtema: New member of the management team

Hochdorf, 18 March 2015 - Fons W. Togtema is to assume the role of Managing
Director of  Baby Care for HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd and joins the
HOCHDORF Group's senior management team. As a founding partner and previous
Sales Director, Fons Togtema can draw on a wealth of experience and is held
in high esteem by both employees and customers.

Fons W. Togtema succeeds Michiel de Ruiter in leading HOCHDORF Swiss
Nutrition Ltd's Baby Care division as of 1 May 2015. HOCHDORF Swiss
Nutrition Ltd specialises in producing and marketing Swiss-made specialist
milks for infants, follow-on milk for toddlers and pre-school children as
well as milk drinks for expectant and breast-feeding mothers. Togtema
completed his degree in agricultural engineering specialising in economics
at the University of Prof. Education the Netherlands. Togtema has around 25
years of experience in sales and company organisation - including 15 years
in dairy ingredients and infant formula. Togtema began his career in the
food industry in 1997 as Commercial Director at Universal Dehydrates, now
known as Sensient Technologies Corp, before joining Friesland Campina as
Business Development Manager.

Togtema was a founding partner of the HOCHDORF Group, which is
internationally renowned in the infant formula industry, and has played a
leading role in the successful development of this business area as Sales
Director. He lives in Switzerland and speaks several languages. The Board
of Directors is delighted by the internal appointment and has no doubt that
the future of Baby Care is in safe hands with Fons Togtema. Dr Thomas
Eisenring, CEO: "Fons Togtema is the right person to further develop this
international business, which is vital for the HOCHDORF Group."

Photo of Fons W. Togtema on our website.

End of ad hoc announcement


18.03.2015 News transmitted by EQS Schweiz AG. - news

The issuer is responsible for the contents of the release.


Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News:

The HOCHDORF Group, based in Hochdorf, achieved a consolidated gross sales
revenue of CHF 429.3 million (unchecked) in 2014. It is one of the leading
internationally active foodstuff companies in Switzerland, employing 575
staff as of 1.1.15. Made from natural ingredients such as milk, whey and
wheat germ, HOCHDORF products have been contributing to our health and
wellbeing since 1895 - from babies to senior citizens. Its customers
include the food industry and the wholesale and retail sectors. Its
products are sold in 80 countries. The shares are traded on the SIX Swiss
Exchange in Zurich (ISIN CH0024666528).


Language:    English
Company:     HOCHDORF Holding AG
             Siedereistrasse 9
             6281 Hochdorf
Phone:       +41 41 914 65 65
Fax:         +41 41 914 66 66
ISIN:        CH0024666528
Listed:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX

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