Changes in the Board of Directors

Basel, December 10, 2018. Baloise has nominated Christoph Mäder and Markus Neuhaus to become new members of the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd and will propose them for election at the Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2019. Karin Keller-Sutter and Georges-Antoine de Boccard will be stepping down from the Board of Directors.

As announced on 5 December 2018, Karin Keller-Sutter will be stepping down from the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd with effect from 31 December 2018 because she has been elected to the Federal Council. Baloise is sorry to be losing such a capable, level-headed and prudent member of the Board of Directors, who has served on the Board of Directors since 2013. Georges-Antoine de Boccard will also not be standing for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in 2019. De Boccard (67) joined the Baloise Board of Directors in 2011 and is currently a member of its Remuneration Committee and Investment Committee. “Over the past eight years, Georges-Antoine de Boccard has given invaluable service to the Board of Directors, lending his expertise and experience as a self-employed doctor as well as his investment know-how, and was a greatly respected member of our team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his dedication and, on behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I wish him the best very for the future,” says Andreas Burckhardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd.

The Board of Directors will propose Christoph Mäder and Markus Neuhaus for election at the Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2019.

Christoph Mäder (born 1959, Swiss national) sits on the Board of Directors of Lonza Group AG and EMS Chemie Holding AG and is a member of the Executive Committee of Economiesuisse. He is a qualified lawyer, and from 2000 to July 2018 was a member of the Executive Board of Syngenta International AG with responsibility for legal and tax. Until June 2018, Mäder was a member of the Management Board of the Basel Chamber of Commerce. From 2006 to May 2018, he was a member of the Management Board of scienceindustries, and between 2008 and 2014 he also served as its president.

Markus Neuhaus (born 1958, Swiss national) has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG since July 2012 and served as its CEO for a period of nine years prior to that. His term on the Board of Directors of PwC will end in June 2019. Neuhaus, who has law degree and is a qualified tax expert, is also Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse, a member of Economiesuisse’s Management Board and Finance and Taxation Commission, Vice-President of the Management Board of Zurich’s Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Committee of Expertsuisse (formerly Treuhandkammer).

Andreas Burckhardt is delighted about their nominations: “In Christoph Mäder and Markus Neuhaus, we are proposing for election to the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd two high-calibre representatives of the Swiss business community whose breadth of expertise in industry and services and extensive track records in executive roles at companies in various sectors will contribute to Baloise’s long-term success.”

Die Baloise Group ist mehr als eine traditionelle Versicherung. Im Fokus ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit stehen die sich wandelnden Sicherheits- und Dienstleistungsbedürfnisse der Gesellschaft im digitalen Zeitalter. Die rund 7'300 Baloise Mitarbeitenden fokussieren sich deshalb auf die Wünsche ihrer Kunden. Ein optimaler Kundenservice sowie innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen machen die Baloise zur ersten Wahl für alle Menschen, die sich einfach sicher fühlen wollen. Im Herzen von Europa mit Sitz in Basel, agiert die Baloise Group als Anbieterin von Präventions-, Vorsorge-, Assistance- und Versicherungslösungen. Ihre Kernmärkte sind die Schweiz, Deutschland, Belgien und Luxemburg. In der Schweiz fungiert sie mit der Baloise Bank SoBa zudem als fokussierte Finanzdienstleisterin, einer Kombination von Versicherung und Bank. Das Geschäft mit innovativen Vorsorgeprodukten für Privatkunden in ganz Europa betreibt die Baloise mit ihrem Kompetenzzentrum von Luxemburg aus. Die Aktie der Bâloise Holding AG ist im Hauptsegment an der SIX Swiss Exchange kotiert.

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