2020

22.01.2020 – Swiss Prime Site AG

Ton Büchner proposed as new Chairman of the Board of Directors – Hans Peter Wehrli will not stand for re-election in 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Olten, 22 January 2020

Ton Büchner proposed as new Chairman of the Board of Directors – Hans Peter Wehrli will not stand for re-election in 2020

As part of the ongoing renewal process on the Swiss Prime Site Board of Directors, Ton Büchner (1965) will be proposed to the shareholders for election to the Board of Directors at the next Annual General Meeting on 24 March 2020. At the same time, he is proposed to take over the position of Chairman from Hans Peter Wehrli. Ton Büchner, who holds both Dutch and Swiss citizenship and studied civil engineering, was CEO and Chairman of the Board at the Dutch listed AkzoNobel NV between 2012 and 2017. Before this, he worked for almost 20 years for the Swiss group Sulzer, serving as CEO from 2007 to 2011. Ton Büchner is currently on the Board of Directors and the Audit and Compliance Committee of Novartis AG, and is also on the Presidential and Shareholders Committee of Voith GmbH. His wide-ranging corporate experience and his leadership qualities make him an exceptionally qualified choice for the Swiss Prime Site Board of Directors and for the position of Chairman.

Hans Peter Wehrli will not stand for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting. He was elected to the Swiss Prime Site Board of Directors in 2002, and has been Chairman since 2005. During this time, Swiss Prime Site has seen strong growth both organically and through acquisitions. Moreover, he positioned the company sustainably and developed it into the leading listed real estate company in Switzerland, with a portfolio worth over CHF 11 billion. Hans Peter Wehrli initiated the renewal process within the Board of Directors and is now handing over leadership at a time when Swiss Prime Site is solidly positioned and enjoys promising perspectives.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Investor Relations, Markus Waeber

Tel. +41 58 317 17 64, markus.waeber@sps.swiss

Media Relations, Mladen Tomic

Tel. +41 58 317 17 42, mladen.tomic@sps.swiss

Swiss Prime Site

Swiss Prime Site AG is the leading listed real estate company in Switzerland. Its high-quality real estate is worth over CHF 11 billion and consists of properties with good value retention in prime locations, which predominantly comprise office and retail floor space. Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG invests in high-quality buildings and land, which together with conversion and development of entire areas form the company’s core business. One of the real estate-related group companies is the leading premium department store in Switzerland, Jelmoli – The House of Brands, in Zurich, the most important property in the portfolio. Third-party shop-in-shop concepts and its own formats are managed there on 23 800 m2 of retail floor space. Wincasa is the biggest and most important integral real estate service provider in Switzerland and ideally complements Swiss Prime Site’s core business. Its innovative range of services cover the entire property life cycle. Assets under management amount to approximately CHF 70 billion. Tertianum, the leading Swiss service provider in the promising area of assisted living, further expands the Swiss Prime Site Group. Quality living with associated autonomy, individual services, safety, and care and support are the core focus of Tertianum and its more than 80 residential and care centres. In 2017, an asset manager focusing on the real estate sector was founded with Swiss Prime Site Solutions. The business develops tailor-made services and investment products for third-party clients.

Swiss Prime Site is distinguished by its experienced management team, high earnings continuity and outstanding risk-return profile. The company has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2000 and has a market capitalisation of over CHF 8 billion.

SIX Swiss Exchange | Symbol SPSN | Securities number 803 838

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