27.04.2020 – Leonteq AG

Leonteq wins tender for issuance and distribution of investment solutions from PostFinance

Leonteq AG / Key word(s): Agreement
Leonteq wins tender for issuance and distribution of investment solutions
from PostFinance

27-Apr-2020 / 07:00 CET/CEST
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Zurich, 27 April 2020

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON) announced today that it has been awarded the contract
by PostFinance for a cooperation in the field of structured investment
products in a tender process.

In a comprehensive tender process, Leonteq prevailed over well-known issuers
of structured products and, in April 2020, signed an agreement with
PostFinance for cooperation in the field of structured investment products.
In March 2017, Leonteq and PostFinance launched a pilot project to assess
the market potential for PostFinance to issue structured investment
products. In this pilot phase, more than 440 structured investment products
with a turnover of around CHF 170 million were issued in monthly product

As part of the new cooperation agreed with PostFinance, Leonteq will provide
all services along the entire value chain, including issuing, product
documentation, hedging, market making, secondary market services and
lifecycle management. PostFinance acts as guarantor and is responsible for
selling the products in its own channels.

Lukas Ruflin, Chief Executive Officer of Leonteq stated: "We are very
pleased to continue and expand our cooperation with PostFinance in the area
of structured investment products. PostFinance's decision in favour of
Leonteq underlines our excellent offering and our reputation as a recognised
partner for structured investment solutions in a highly competitive

Leonteq will distribute the products issued for PostFinance to its own
clients in Switzerland. The product universe will include in particular,
autocallables, (multi/barrier) reverse convertibles and capital protection
certificates. The investment universe consists of over 900 shares (including
indices) and important commodities. Products can be issued in four
currencies and clients will benefit from automatically generated product
documentation such as termsheets and factsheets, which will be available in
four languages.

Daniel Mewes, Head of Investment Solutions at PostFinance said: "We are
convinced that we have chosen the right partner in Leonteq. The cooperation
will allow us to benefit from Leonteq's modern IT infrastructure and to
complement our range of attractive investment solutions for our
investment-oriented customers."

With 2.7 million customers and almost CHF 120 billion in client assets,
PostFinance is one of Switzerland's leading financial institutions. As a
market leader and with more than one billion payment transactions a year, it
ensures a seamless flow of liquidity on a daily basis. PostFinance is a
systemically important bank and is currently rated AA+ by the Standard &
Poor's rating agency. As of 31 December 2019, total assets were CHF 126
billion and capital ratio was 19.3%.

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Leonteq AG is a Swiss company active in the finance and technology sector
with a focus on the structured products segment. Based on proprietary modern
technology, the company offers derivative investment products and services
and predominantly covers the capital protection, yield enhancement and
participation product classes. Leonteq acts as both a direct issuer of its
own products and as a partner to other financial institutions. Leonteq
further enables life insurance companies to produce capital-efficient,
unit-linked pension products with guarantees. The company has offices and
subsidiaries in 10 countries, through which it serves over 50 markets.
Leonteq is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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