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BKW AG (BKWB.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Suzanne Thoma

56 2013 Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer

Urs Gasche

63 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hermann Ineichen

61 2013 Head of Production, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Hartmut Geldmacher

63 2014 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Ronald Traechsel

59 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Roland Kuepfer

60 2017 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Networks

Carole Ackermann

2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Rebecca Guntern

2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Andreas Rickenbacher

2018 Member of the Board of Directors, Canton of Berne Delegate

Roger Baillod

60 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Kurt Schaer

53 2012 Member of the Board of Directors

Thomas Herren

2018 Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Suzanne Thoma

Dr. Suzanne Thoma, Ph.D., has been Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of BKW SA since January 1, 2013. Prior to this, she was Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks Division at BKW AG from August 1, 2010. Until 2009 she was Head of the Automotive Division of the WICOR Group in Rapperswil. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive Officer of Rolic Technologies Ltd., a high-tech supplier in the electronics industry. For 12 years she worked in various functions and various countries for Ciba Spezialitatenchemie AG (currently BASF AG). She has served as Chairman of the Board of Arnold AG and Chairman of the Board of BKW ISP AG, among others.

Urs Gasche

Mr. Urs Gasche has been Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board at BKW SA since June 1, 2010. Prior to this, he served at the Company's Board of Directors as Member. He is also Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. He was Member of the Swiss National Council from 2011 to 2017. From 2010 to 2017 he was Partner in the attorneys-at-law and business consultants firm Markwalder Emmenegger, lawyer without forensic activity, mainly working on the boards of companies, foundations and associations in the energy sector (BKW), in the health sector and in cultural institutions. From 2002 to 2010 he was Finance Minister of the Canton of Bern, Member of the Executive Council and Representative of the Canton of Bern on the Board of Directors of BKW FMB Energie AG.

Hermann Ineichen

Mr. Hermann Ineichen has been Head of Production, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board at BKW SA since 2013. Mr. Ineichen has been Head of Production since 2013 and before this, he was Head of Trading from 1996 and Head of Energy Switzerland from 2001. He joined BKW FMB Energie AG in 1996 and headed the Trade Unit until the end of 2000. Prior to 1996 Head of Pricing at Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG. He has been Member of the Board of Engadiner Kraftwerke AG, Member of the Board of Grande Oixence S.A., Member of the Board of Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG and Member of the Administrative Commission of the Decommissioning and Waste Disposal Fund. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) and a Master of Science in Energy Management from Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne).

Hartmut Geldmacher

Mr. Hartmut Geldmacher has been Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board at BKW SA since May 9, 2014. Prior to that, he was Member of the Board of Directors at the Company from 2009. He is an independent businessman. From 2002 to 2011 he was Member of the Board of Management and Employee Relations Director at E.ON Energie AG, Munich and from 1980 to 2002 he held various management positions at E.ON Energie AG, Munich, and the then PreussenElektra AG, Hanover. He is Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Accounts, Finance and Audit Committee of Bayernwerk AG, Regensburg and Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Accounts, Finance and Audit Committee of Hansewerk AG, Quickborn, among others.

Ronald Traechsel

Mr. Ronald Frank Traechsel has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of BKW SA since August 1, 2014. Between 2008 and 2014 he was Chief Financial Officer of the globally active Sika group, between 2000 and 2008 Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the globally active Vitra, from 1995 to 1999 Chief Financial Officer of Ringier International. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Wyss Samen und Pflanzen AG, Member of the Board of Creation Baumann Holding AG, and Member of the Board of Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG, among others.

Roland Kuepfer

Dr. Roland Kuepfer has been Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks of BKW SA since August 1, 2017. From 2013 to 2017 he was Chief Executive Officer of Multiple Dimensions. From 2009 until 2013 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cicor Group and from 2007 to 2009 he was Member of the Executive Board of ASCOM Security Communications, Internationalization. Between 2001 and 2009 he was Division Head at Schaffner Components, and Member of Group Management. From 1983 to 2001 he held various management positions worldwide, incl. Haag-Streit AG, SC Technology AG, ASCOM Autelca AG.

Carole Ackermann

Ms. Carole Ackermann has served as Member of the Board of Directors of BKW SA since May 18, 2018. She is a business expert.

Rebecca Guntern

Ms. Rebecca Guntern has been Member of the Board of Directors of BKW SA since September 2018. She is a business expert.

Andreas Rickenbacher

Mr. Andreas Rickenbacher has been Member of the Board of Directors and Canton of Berne Delegate at BKW SA since May 18, 2018. He is Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee at the Company.

Roger Baillod

Mr. Roger Baillod has been Non-Executive Independent Director of BKW SA since May 17, 2013. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at the Company. Since 2017 he has been professional director and management consultant. From 1996 to 2016 he was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Board of Bucher Industries AG in Niederweningen, Zurich. From 1993 until 1996 he served as Member of the management of two industrial companies and from 1984 to 1993 he was an Auditor and consultant at ATAG Ernst & Young AG in Zurich and St. Gallen. He is Member of the Board of Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund in Zurich and Member of the Board of Edward Geistlich Sons, Limited Company for Chemical Industry, Schlieren, among others. He holds Masters in Business Economics (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz -FH Olten) and is Federally Certified Public Accountant.

Kurt Schaer

Mr. Kurt Schaer has been Non-Executive Independent Director of BKW SA since May 11, 2012. He is also Deputy to the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at the Company. Since 2014 he is owner of Sunnsite Management AG, between 2001 and 2014 he was Chief Executive Officer of Biketec AG, manufacturer of the Flyer electric bicycle in Huttwil. He is Chairman of the Board of Erlebnismacher AG, Teufen AR, Herzroute AG and Emmental Tours AG, both in Burgdorf; Chairman of the Board of Sunnsite Management AG, Luthern; Deputy Chair of the Board of Striebig AG, Lucerne and Member of the Board of Stoecklin Moebel AG, Aesch, among others.

Thomas Herren