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Comet Holding AG (COTNE.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hans Hess

62 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Rene Lenggenhager

56 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Lucas Grolimund

50 2016 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Markus Portmann

58 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Thomas Polzer

52 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Eric Dubuis

53 2008 Chief Information Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Ines Najorka

Vice President Corporate Communications

Charles Fluekiger

57 2016 President of ebeam Technologies and Member of the Executive Committee

Michael Kammerer

56 2008 President of Plasma Control Technologies, Member of the Executive Committee

Detlef Steck

52 2016 President of X-Ray Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

Gian-Luca Bona

60 2012 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mariel Hoch

44 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Rolf Huber

52 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Franz Richter

62 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Hans Hess

Mr. Hans Hess serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding Ltd.. In addition, he acts as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He also has been President of Hanesco AG, International Management Consulting, Pfaeffikon since 2006. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Interim Managing Director of Comet Holding AG from February 2, 2010 till December 31, 2010. Before that, he served as Director of Comet Holding AG from April 28, 2005. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Hess served as Chief Executive Officer of Leica Geosystems AG. Between 1993 and 1996, he acted as President of Optronics division at Leica AG. Before that, he was Head of Medicinal & Stereo Microscopy and Director at Leica AG from 1989 and 1993. As Head of PUR business unit he worked at Huber & Suhner AG between 1983 and 1988. Mr. Hess was Development Engineer at Sulzer AG from 1981 until 1983. He is Member of the Board of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG and Chairman of the Board of Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG, among others.

Rene Lenggenhager

Dr. Rene Lenggenhager is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. effective May 1, 2017. Since 2015 he functions as general manager for the Bruker BioSpin Group. From 2000 to 2015 he was a senior manager at Mettler-Toledo AG in Greifensee (Switzerland). There, he first led the Research & Development department, and since 2004 the Global Business Area "Laboratory Weighing Technologies", as its general manager.

Lucas Grolimund

Mr. Lucas A. Grolimund is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding Ltd. since April 2016. He has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding Ltd. since May 2007. In addition, he acts as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. Since 2009, he has been Independent consultant. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Chief Executive Officer at Cicor Technologies. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Grolimund acted as Chief Executive Officer of Schlatter Holding AG and between 2000 and 2003 as Chief Financial Officer of Gate Gourmet Group. From 1995 to 2000, he worked at McKinsey & Company. He is Member of the Board of Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG. Mr. Grolimund holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETH Zurich), Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MBA degree from INSEAD, Fontainebleau in France.

Markus Portmann

Mr. Markus Portmann has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. since October 30, 2006. Before that he served as Secretary from August 23, 2004. From 2001 to 2004, he was Chief Financial Officer of Ascom’s Enterprise Communication division. He also served as Chief Financial Officer at Bund Verlag AG from 1996 to 2001. Before that, he worked as Controller at SRG between 1992 and 1996. He holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Rochester and a degree in Business Administration from Hochschule fuer Wirtschaft HWV, Bern.

Thomas Polzer

Mr. Thomas Polzer is appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at Comet Holding Ltd. effective August 1, 2016. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH, a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG

Eric Dubuis

Dr. Eric Dubuis has been Chief Information Officer and Member of the Executive Committee at Comet Holding Ltd. since March 28, 2008. He has been Chief Information Officer of the Company since October 17, 2005. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr. Dubuis worked as Senior Software Engineer at Akadia AG, Thun. Before that, he was Director at Xebeo Communications, Inc. in New York from 2000 to 2003. He served as MTS and Technical Manager at LucentTechnologies, Bell Labs in New York between 1998 and 2000. Dr. Dubuis holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and a Doctorate in Computer Science from Universitaet Bern. He holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Rochester in New York.

Ines Najorka

Charles Fluekiger

Mr. Charles Fluekiger is President of ebeam Technologies and Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. since 2016. Prior to that, he was President of Industrial X-Ray and Member of the Executive Committee at the Company from 2002. He has been on the Executive Board of the Company since 1989 and between 1996 and 2000, he served as Head of Technology with responsibility for research and development as well as production at the Company. He has been with Comet Holding AG since December 8, 1980. Mr. Fluekiger holds a Masters of Business Administration from Universitaet St. Gallen. Furthermore, he holds degrees in Engineering from Berner Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences Bern).

Michael Kammerer

Mr. Michael Kammerer serves as President of Plasma Control Technologies and Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. since January 1, 2008. He has been with the Company since January 1, 2008. Between 2002 and 2007, he was Head of Purchasing & Supplier Quality Assurance, Automotive at Saia-Burgess AG in Switzerland and Johnson Electric in Hong Kong. Before that, he served as Head of Purchasing & Logistics at Swisscom Solutions AG from 2000. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Kammerer worked at Von Roll Betec AG as Head of Purchasing & Logistics. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Strategy and Procurement Management from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Detlef Steck

Dr. Detlef Steck is appointed as President of X-Ray Systems, Member of the Executive Committee of Comet Holding Ltd. effective April 1, 2016. He has held various leadership positions since 1997 at the ABB group, including positions as global business unit manager. For the last three years he was head of ABB's Discrete Automation & Motion division for the Central Europe region. He holds PhD in industrial engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, master's degrees in electrical engineering from ETH and in business from the University of St. Gallen

Gian-Luca Bona

Prof. Dr. Gian-Luca Bona has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Comet Holding Ltd. since 2012. He has acted as Chairman of Technology Committee at the Company. In addition since September 2009 he has been Chief Executive Officer of Empa (the Swiss Materials Science & Technology Laboratory) and Professor of Photonics at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH and EPF), Zurich and Lausanne. From 2008 to 2009, he was Director of Tape Storage Solutions, IBM, Tucson, AZ. From 2004 to 2008, he acted as Research Functional Manager, Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA. He occupied the post of Research Manager, Photonics Networks, IBM Research Laboratory, Rueschlikon between 2003 and 2004. He is Chairman of the Board of Technopark Zurich Foundation, Chairman of Swiss Technopark Allianz and Chairman of glaTec technology center, Dubendorf, among others.

Mariel Hoch

Dr. Mariel Hoch is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding Ltd. since April 21, 2016. She is Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee. She is a lawyer and partner at Baer & Karrer in Zurich. Since the very start of her professional career, she has dealt with issues of business law and now primarily advises listed companies on almost all matters ranging from M&A transactions to stock exchange and company law. The COMET Group will able to draw on Dr. Hoch's knowledge and experience of legal matters. Mariel Hoch graduated from the University of Zurich as a Dr. iur. in 2003 and was called to the bar in 2005.

Rolf Huber

Mr. Rolf Huber is Non-Executive Member of the Board at Directors at Comet Holding Ltd. since April 24, 2008. In addition, he is Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and Member of the Technology Committee of the Company. Since 2001 he has been Independent consultant and Partner at Ceres Capital AG. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Huber served as Chief Financial Officer at Hero Group. Before that, he worked as Member of Executive Management at Coop Switzerland from 1997 until 1998. He was with McKinsey & Company between 1993 and 1997. He is Member of the Board of Hunziker AG Festwirtschaften and Chief Executive Officer of H2 Energy AG. Mr. Huber holds Masters degree in Agronomy from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).

Franz Richter

Dr. Franz Richter is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding Ltd. since April 21, 2016. He has a profound understanding of the semiconductor industry, a sector increasingly important to the COMET Group. He holds Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen.