EQS-Adhoc: HOCHDORF Holding AG: Christoph Peternell named COO of the HOCHDORF Group and becoming a full member of the senior management team

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HOCHDORF Holding AG: Christoph Peternell named COO of the HOCHDORF
Group and becoming a full member of the senior management team

01.05.2015 / 07:00
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: Change in Senior Management

Christoph Peternell named COO of the HOCHDORF Group

Hochdorf, 1 May 2015 - Christoph Peternell is to assume the role of Chief
Operations Officer (COO), managing all the HOCHDORF Group's production
plants and becoming a full member of the senior management team. He assumes
Dr Karl Gschwend's current responsibilities for plant management. Dr
Gschwend will continue to implement strategically important projects within
the group prior to his retirement.

Christoph Peternell (50) will assume the role of operations management from
1 June 2015, succeeding Dr Gschwend as part of an early handover agreement.
In his role as Chief Operations Officer (COO), Mr Peternell will be
responsible for all the HOCHDORF production plants and will serve as a full
member of the senior management team. Mr Peternell has a degree in food
engineering and many years of managerial experience as Head of Production
in both domestic and international companies. He was Head of Production and
a member of the extended senior management team at Molda AG (Germany)
between 1994 and 2005. Mr Peternell then worked for three years at Fresh
Start Bakeries, which is headquartered in California, USA, as Head of Plant
Operations at its German Duisburg site. Since 2008, Mr Peternell has worked
as an independent interim manager for business operations with various
domestic and international companies in the food industry.

Dr Thomas Eisenring, CEO of the HOCHDORF Group: "In Christoph Peternell we
have found the ideal person to take over the management of the HOCHDORF
production plants. He has a proven track record in solving problems and
implementing decisions. He also has the knowledge, experience and
leadership skills to run an international, multi-site company."

New responsibilities for Dr Karl Gschwend
The current Managing Director of Operations Dr Karl Gschwend (62) will
assume responsibility for strategically projects and remain a member of the
Senior Management team in this new role. With a wealth of experience in
manufacturing processes for milk powders and infant formula, he is ideally
placed to develop the challenging area of whey processing, as well as the
restructuring of the Prenzlau plant, Germany. The HOCHDORF Group will
produce infant formula at this plant for the Latin American and European
markets from mid 2016. "The Prenzlau infant formula project is extremely
important for the HOCHDORF Group and I am very happy that a colleague of
Karl Gschwend's stature is looking after it for us," says Thomas Eisenring.

A photograph of Christoph Peternell is on our website.
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Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News:

The HOCHDORF Group, based in Hochdorf, achieved a consolidated gross sales
revenue of CHF 428.7 million in 2014. It is one of the leading foodstuff
companies in Switzerland, employing 573 staff as of 31/12/2014. 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 around 80 countries.
The shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ISIN


Language:    English
Company:     HOCHDORF Holding AG
             Siedereistrasse 9
             6281 Hochdorf
Phone:       +41 41 914 65 65
Fax:         +41 41 914 66 66
E-mail:   hochdorf@hochdorf.com
Internet: www.hochdorf.com
ISIN:        CH0024666528
Listed:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX

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