2020

04.03.2020 – Partners Group Holding AG

Partners Group announces upcoming changes to the composition of its Board of Directors

Notification

Baar-Zug, Switzerland, 4 March 2020

Partners Group announces upcoming changes to the composition of its Board of Directors

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, today announces changes and nominations to the composition of its Board of Directors (the "Board") and related committees, which will be proposed at the next Annual General Meeting of shareholders ("AGM") on 13 May 2020.

Lisa A. Hook will be nominated for election as a new independent member of the Board and as a member of the Risk & Audit Committee, the Nomination & Compensation Committee, and the Investment Oversight Committee. Ms. Hook would bring to the Board a wealth of experience derived from her strong track record of business-building as a C-level leader in technology and telecom companies, as well as from her senior role in a private markets investment firm. Next to her committee assignments at Partners Group, she would contribute to strategic Board-level initiatives, with a focus on entrepreneurial governance for the benefit of the firm's portfolio companies, especially in the US.

Steffen Meister, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, comments: "We are delighted to propose Lisa as a member of our Board and look forward to working closely with her. Lisa's track record of building corporate leaders and of strategic Board involvement would bring a highly valuable and complementary perspective to board governance across our portfolio companies."

Ms. Hook states: "I very much look forward to supporting Partners Group's approach to entrepreneurial governance globally. With my combined experience of leading companies through transformational change and of private markets investment, I believe I will be able to make an impactful contribution to the further strengthening of the firm's investment platform globally."

Separately, two current independent Board members will retire from the Board, effective 13 May 2020. Patrick Ward, UK and Middle East Chairman, retires after seven years as an independent Board member; he is expected to become a senior advisor to the firm, with a focus on corporate development in the UK and client relationships in the UK and Middle East. Michelle Felman departs after four years as an independent Board member; she is also expected to become a senior advisor to Partners Group in conjunction with the firm's real estate business development activities.

Steffen Meister adds: "On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank Pat and Michelle for their significant contributions to Partners Group's development over all these years. Pat joined our Board in 2013 and has substantially supported the firm in developing its client base in the UK and in the Middle East. Michelle joined in 2014 and has played a material role as Chairwoman of the Investment Oversight Committee. We look forward to a continued active relationship with them in their new roles."

A full overview of the nominations and proposed Board mandates that shareholders will be asked to vote on at the upcoming AGM is shown in the table below.

Independent
Director

Strategy Committee

Investment Oversight Committee

Client Oversight Committee

Risk & Audit Committee

Nomination & Compensation Committee

Steffen Meister, Executive Chairman

X

Dr. Eric Strutz, Vice Chairman, Lead Independent Director

X

Dr. Marcel Erni

X

Alfred Gantner

X

Lisa A. Hook

X

X

X

X

Grace del Rosario-Castaño

X

X

Dr. Martin Strobel

X

X

X

X

Urs Wietlisbach

"" Chair "X" Member
Note: next to the committees mentioned above, the Crisis Committee has the following members: Steffen Meister (Chair), Dr. Eric Strutz and Alfred Gantner.

About Partners Group
Partners Group is a global private markets investment management firm with USD 94 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. The firm manages a broad range of customized portfolios for an international clientele of institutional investors. Partners Group is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has offices in Denver, Houston, Toronto, New York, São Paulo, London, Guernsey, Paris, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Manila, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo and Sydney. The firm employs over 1,400 people and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: PGHN) with a major ownership by its partners and employees.

Investor relations contact
Philip Sauer
Phone: +41 41 784 66 60
Email: philip.sauer@partnersgroup.com

Media relations contact
Jenny Blinch
Phone: +44 207 575 2571
Email: jenny.blinch@partnersgroup.com

www.partnersgroup.com

Appendix: Biography Lisa A. Hook


Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) from October 2010 until July 2018 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2008 until 2010. She joined the Neustar board in 2010 and continued to serve in that capacity until July 2019. Previously, Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc.; held several executive-level posts at America Online, Inc.; was a partner at Brera Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in media and telecommunications; managing director of Alpine Capital Group, LLC, an investment banking firm; held several executive and director positions at Time Warner, Inc.; and was a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc. Ms. Hook serves on the boards of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in banking and payment solutions; Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM), a leading international tobacco company; Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), a global information technology company; and Ping Identity Holding Corp. (NYSE: PING), a global pioneer in intelligent identity for enterprise. She currently serves on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) to which she was appointed in 2012 by President Obama. In this role, she co-led the NSTAC Report to the President on Big Data Analytics. In recognition of her personal and professional achievements, The Dickinson School of Law and Penn State University honored Ms. Hook as a 2012 Penn State Alumni Fellow.


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