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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jacques de Watteville

67 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

Pascal Kiener

56 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Paul-Andre Sanglard

67 2016 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Thomas Paulsen

53 2009 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer, Head of the Finance & Risks Division

Stefan Bichsel

63 2009 Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Asset Management & Trading Division

Andreas Diemant

50 2017 Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate Banking Division

Gerard Haeberli

57 2009 Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Private Banking Division

Christian Meixenberger

58 2017 Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Business Support Division

Bertrand Sager

52 2010 Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Credit Management Division, Chief Credit Officer

Jose Sierdo

55 2014 Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Retail Banking Division

Fabienne Freymond Cantone

55 2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Jack Clemons

52 2016 Independent Director

Ingrid Deltenre

58 2014 Independent Director

Reto Donatsch

68 2011 Independent Director

Peter Ochsner

62 2016 Independent Director

Gregory Duong

Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jacques de Watteville

Mr. Jacques de Watteville has been Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since January 1, 2018. He holds a degree in economics and a doctorate in law degree from the University of Lausanne and has been admitted to the bar of the Canton of Vaud. After serving as a Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Lebanon, he began a career in diplomacy, entering the diplomatic service of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in 1982. He served as Switzerland’s official representative to several countries as well as the European Union, and in the late 1990s was named Head of the FDFA’s Economic and Financial Affairs Division where he handled a number of international matters relating to Switzerland’s financial services sector. He also played a key role in resolving various tax disputes. Mr. de Watteville became State Secretary for International Financial Matters in 2013, and since 2015 has been Switzerland’s chief negotiator with the European Union, most notably on affairs related to the free movement of persons, tax issues, and bilateral agreements.

Pascal Kiener

Mr. Pascal Kiener has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since January 1, 2009. He was Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board from May 1, 2008. He was Chief Financial Officer from June 1, 2003. He is Member of the Risk Management Committee, the Credit Committee, the Information Technology Committee and Chairman of the Asset and Liability Management Committee at the Company. Between 1985 and 1991, Mr. Kiener worked as an engineer for Fides Informatics in Zurich and Hewlett Packard in Geneva. In 1993, he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. In 2000, he was made partner and a member of the Management Committee of McKinsey Switzerland. He acquired experience in financial services, and in banking in particular, during these years as an advisor for financial institutions in Switzerland and other European countries. He managed projects involving strategy, risk management, controlling, and business process re-engineering. He got a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, in 1985, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, in 1992.

Paul-Andre Sanglard

Mr. Paul-Andre Sanglard has been Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since April 21, 2016. He is Member of the Audit Committee. After working as an assistant in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Geneva, he was employed as an economist in the Swiss Federal Office of External Economic Affairs. From 1978 to 1979, he was a Research Fellow at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1979, he was appointed Head of Jura Canton's public revenue office. He became a lecturer in public finance at the University of Geneva in 1982, and between 1984 and 1989 he was a member of the World Economic Forum Executive Committee. He has been a freelance economist since 1989. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics with a specialization in political economy from the Universite de Geneve.

Thomas Paulsen

Mr. Thomas W. Paulsen has been Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Finance & Risks Division of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since January 1, 2009. He is Chairman of the Company's Risk Management Committee and Member of the Asset and Liability Management and Information Technology Committees. He started his career in energy trading at EGL. In 1995, he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was elected Principal Associate in 2000. During his time at McKinsey, he managed a large number of strategic projects for financial institutions and energy companies in Switzerland and throughout Europe, focusing particularly on the risk management aspects. Mr. Paulsen joined BCV in July 2002 as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and in this capacity created and led the Risk Management Department. He has a degree in economics from the Business and Economics Faculty of Lausanne University, a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1989 and a Ph.D. in economics from Lausanne University in 1992.

Stefan Bichsel

Mr. Stefan Bichsel is Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Asset Management & Trading Division of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since May 1, 2009. He is Member of Company's Risk Management Committee. Following law studies in Lausanne and Bern, Mr. Bichsel started his career at UBS. He was admitted to the bars of New York and Connecticut, before working for Pictet & Cie in Geneva. In 1994, he was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of Swissca Holding AG (now Swisscanto). From 1998 to 2001, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Funds Association (SFA). In 2002, Mr. Bichsel was named to the Management Board of Robeco Group (Rotterdam), where he was put in charge of the company’s operations outside the Netherlands. From 2003 to 2005, he was Chairman of the Board of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) in Brussels. He joined Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Group (LODH) in 2006 as a partner in the holding group and member of Group Management. He was admitted to the bar of Bern Canton in 1982 Master of Laws (LL.M) from Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1986. Admitted to the bars of New York and Connecticut in 1987. Advanced Management Program at the Wharton Business School, Philadelphia in 1994.

Andreas Diemant

Mr. Andreas Diemant has been Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate Banking Division at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since September 1, 2017. He is Member of the Risk Management Committee, the Asset and Liability Management Committee and the Credit Committee at the Company. He began his career in insurance, working for Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft and subsequently for La Suisse Assurances in Lausanne. He moved into banking in 1994 when he took a position at UBS in corporate banking for Switzerland's Mittelland region. He then rose through the ranks across all corporate segments to reach his position as Head of Institutional Clients, Switzerland & Global Asset Servicing. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Bern University of Applied Science (Berner Fachhochschule) and an Executive MBA from the Universities of Bern and Rochester.

Gerard Haeberli

Mr. Gerard Haeberli has been Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Private Banking Division of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since July 1, 2009. He is Member of Asset and Liability Management Committee (ALCO). He joined Credit Suisse in 1985, where he spent his career until June 30, 2009. From 1987, he held responsibilities in private banking in Yverdon-les-Bains and then worked in Zurich before being transferred to the United States, where he worked in New York and Miami. In 1994 he was transferred to Lausanne, where he took over responsibility for an international desk for Credit Suisse Private Banking. In 1998 he was put in charge of the Vaud region, and became head of Private Banking for all of French-speaking Switzerland in 2000. His responsibilities were extended in 2006 to include all of Credit Suisse’s business lines in Frenchspeaking Switzerland. He has a degree in economics (with a specialization in business administration) from the Business and Economics Faculty of Lausanne University (1983) and certificates from the International Bankers School in New York, Harvard Business School in Boston and IMD in Lausanne.

Christian Meixenberger

Mr. Christian Meixenberger has been Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Business Support Division at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since January 1, 2017. He is Chairman of the Information Technology Committee at the Company. Mr. Meixenberger began his career in 1987 at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuchatel as a software engineer. From 1993 to 1997, he worked for Credit Suisse in Geneva, where he was in charge of business processes and IT. In 1997, he became head of IT at Banque Cantonale de Fribourg. He was then appointed to that bank’s Executive Board as head of the Services Division in 2000. He joined BCV on November 1, 2016. He has an Electronic engineering degree from University of Neuchatel (1987) and an MBA from University of Lausanne, 1993.

Bertrand Sager

Mr. Bertrand Joel Sager has been Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Credit Management Division, Chief Credit Officer of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since February 15, 2010. He is Chairman of the Company's Credit Committee and Member of the Risk Management Committee. Mr. Sager began his career at Credit Suisse in 1991, where he was involved in various lending activities. He joined BCV in 1998 and was appointed to lead BCV's Credit Recovery Department in 2003. In this position, he played a key role in strengthening the Bank's balance sheet by reducing the volume of impaired loans. In addition, as a member of the Executive Board's Credit Committee since 2008, he has acquired a thorough understanding of BCV's lending activities. He has Master of Law from Lausanne University (1990). He obtained Advanced Management Certificate from INSEAD in Fontainebleau in 2007.

Jose Sierdo

Mr. Jose Francois Sierdo has been Member of the Executive Board, Head of the Retail Banking Division of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since March 3, 2014. He is Member of Asset and Liability Management Committee (ALCO), Credit Committee, and Information Technology Committee at the Company. He began his banking career in 1993 in retail banking at UBS. He went on to do project finance in New York and lending in Zurich, before working at Lombard Odier & Cie from 1998 to 2002. He then returned to UBS, where he held key managerial positions in retail, private and corporate banking, including: Head of Private Banking for French-speaking Switzerland, CEO of UBS Luxembourg and Head of Corporate Clients for Switzerland. Before becoming a banker, he was a military pilot and a member of the Swiss Surveillance Wing. He has a degree in economics and business administration from the Business and Economics Faculty of Lausanne University (1992) and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne (2001).

Fabienne Freymond Cantone

Ms. Fabienne Freymond Cantone has been Member of the Board of Directors of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since April 26, 2018. She is Member of the Compensation, Promotions and Appointments Committee at the Company. Ms. Freymond Cantone began her professional career at Arthur Andersen and then worked at Banca della Svizzera Italiana. She served on the finance committee of the Nyon municipal legislature from 1998 to 2006, and was head of finance in the Nyon municipal government from 2006 to 2011. A member of the Vaud Cantonal Parliament since 2002, she served on the finance committee until 2012, and became chair of the parliament’s control committee in 2017. She sits on the boards of several companies. She holds Master's degree in economics from the University of Geneva.

Jack Clemons

Mr. Jack G. N. Clemons has been Independent Director at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since April 21, 2016. He is Member of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Company. He started his career in auditing and subsequently became a partner at Deloitte. He then served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer for a pan-European internet group. In 2006 Mr. Clemons joined Lausanne-based Bata, a leading global manufacturer and retailer of footwear, as Chief Financial Officer; he was later appointed Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until 2015. He has Masters degree from Cambridge University and and MBA from INSEAD, France. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ingrid Deltenre

Ms. Ingrid Deltenre has been Independent Director at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since May 1, 2014. She is Member of the Compensation, Promotions and Appointments Committee at the Company. After graduating from the University of Zurich with a humanities degree, Ms. Deltenre held various executive positions in publishing before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Publisuisse in 2000. She was appointed to head up Schweizer Fernsehen (SF), a public TV broadcaster in German-speaking Switzerland, in 2004, and held this position for six years. From 2010 to 2017, Ms. Deltenre was Director General of the Geneva-based European Broadcasting Union (EBU), an organization with close to 400 employees.

Reto Donatsch

Mr. Reto Donatsch has been Independent Director of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since May 6, 2011. He is Chairman of the Compensation, Promotions and Appointments Committee at the Company. After completing his studies and two banking internships, Mr. Donatsch started his career in the wealth management business at Credit Suisse in 1978. He first worked at the head offices in Zurich, where he stayed for ten years and reached the rank of Deputy Director. In 1989, he was promoted to Director and head of the Finance Department of Credit Suisse Geneva. He joined Bank Leu AG, Zurich, in 1993 and became Chief Executive Officer in 1996. He also served on the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Private Banking from 1997 to 2001, representing the Group's independent banks. From 2004 to 2007, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Leu AG. Since then, Mr. Donatsch has served on the boards of several companies and foundations. He holds Economics degree from the University of Geneva.

Peter Ochsner

Mr. Peter Ochsner has been Independent Director at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise since July 1, 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee at the Company. After gaining experience in the Internal Audit & Organization Department of the Swiss National Bank, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers S.A. (PwC) in 1982. He served on PwC’s management board, and in recent years headed the firm’s auditing practice in Switzerland. Mr. Ochsner is a Swiss-Certified Accountant and, while at PwC, was a lead bank auditor. He has experience with clients in the banking and insurance industries, both in Switzerland and internationally. Mr. Ochsner retired from PwC in 2014. He graduated from HWV College for Economics and Business Administration and has been Certified public accountant from Kammerschule Zurich.

Gregory Duong