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Berner Kantonalbank AG (BEKN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter

57 2015 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hanspeter Ruefenacht

59 2017 Chairman of the Management Board, Head of Private and Corporate Clients

Rudolf Staempfli

62 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Alois Schaerli

55 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Johannes Hopf

60 2005 Member of the Management Board, Head of Production and Operations

Stefan Gerber

59 2002 Member of the Management Board, Head of Corporate Clients

Daniel Bloch

54 2008 Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Siegenthaler

69 2012 Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Wittwer

66 2015 Member of the Board of Directors

Eva Jaisli

59 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board

Christoph Lengwiler

58 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board

Juerg Rebsamen

64 2016 Member of the Supervisory Board

Biographies

Name Description

Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter

Ms. Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 13, 2015. Previously, she was Member of the Board of Directors since May 13, 2014. She is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. She is CEO and Vice-President of the Board of Forma Futura Invest AG. Her professional career began at Citibank. Then she led the securities trading at Bank Leu. Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter was CEO of the Swiss Exchange. Subsequently, she was appointed to the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer & Co.. With the establishment of Forma Futura Invest AG followed in 2006 the step into self-employment. She is co-founder of Water Kiosk Foundation for access to clean drinking water in developing countries and advisory board member of GetDiversity for diversity on boards. Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter completed her business administration studies at the University of St. Gallen and holds a diploma from the Swiss Banking School.

Hanspeter Ruefenacht

Mr. Hanspeter Ruefenacht is Chairman of the Management Board, Head of Private and Corporate Clients of Berner Kantonalbank AG since 2017. He has been Chairman of the Management Board and Head of Consulting and Sales since January 1, 2012. Before that he has been Member of the Management Board and Head of Consulting and Sales at Berner Kantonalbank AG since 2002. He held various managerial positions in the private and corporate banking and credit management of Swiss Bank Corporation and UBS AG. In 1999 he moved to BEKB and took over the management of credit management. On 1 February 2002 he was appointed to the Executive Board of BEKB. At the same time, he became head of the department of consulting and sales. With effect from 1 January 2012. him the chairmanship of the Executive Board has been transferred. He serves on the board of the Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks (ASCB) in Basel and President of the Economic Society of the Canton of Bern. He completed a Banking Apprenticeship at the Schweizerischen Bankgesellschaft in Thun and studied at the Hoeheren Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsschule HWV Bern.

Rudolf Staempfli

Dr. Rudolf Staempfli is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 12, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Board of Directors since May 20, 2008. He serves as Chairman of the Board and co-owner Stämpfli Group AG, Bern, publisher Stämpfli Verlag AG. Rudolf Stämpfli worked in computer science, marketing, and sales. In 1988 he became the head of the Stämpfli Group with Peter Stämpfli. Today he is Chairman of the Board and co-owner of the Stämpfli Group Ltd. and publisher of Stämpfli Verlag AG. From 2003 to 2011 he was president of the Swiss Employers' Association. He is vice president of the Civic Community of Bern. He is also active in various boards, including at the airport AG Bern (Member), BLS AG (President), Thömus Veloshop AG (Member), Kambly SA (member) and at the Swiss Mobiliar Holding AG and the Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative (Vice-President). Rudolf Stämpfli completed his studies in business administration and operations research at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen. In 1985 he received a doctorate in economics. HSG. It was followed by another training at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the US.

Alois Schaerli

Mr. Alois Schaerli is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board at Berner Kantonalbank AG. He joined the auditing where continuing his education as a certified public accountant and bank controller and has worked in several executive positions, most recently at Ernst & Young AG as audit manager of banks and finance companies. 2003 Alois Schärli joined as Head of Finance in guiding the BEKB, 2010, he came as CFO in the management. He is a member of the Board of RTC Real-Time Center AG, the BERIMAG AG, the Pfandbriefzentrale the Swiss cantonal banks AG and member of the board of the Foundation for the Promotion of SMEs as Part of Sector Clusters; he also chairs the Board of BEKB Finanz AG. He graduated from Hoehere Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsschule HWV in Lucerne (today: Hochschule Luzern). Subsequently, he trained as auditor and bank controller ZEB.

Johannes Hopf

Mr. Johannes Hopf has been Member of the Management Board and Head of Production and Operations at Berner Kantonalbank AG since November 1, 2005. His professional career began in 1977 in the insurance sector. He held senior positions in several companies held: He was COO of the Swiss Grütli, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Visana and from 1998 CEO of Visana group. In 2005 he started as head of the department of production and operation in the BEKB-management. He is Chairman of the RTC Real-Time Center AG, the BERIMAG AG, the senior residence Talgut Ittigen AG as well as the trustees of the pension fund of the Berner Kantonalbank AG and the senior apartments Egghoelzli. He completed financial and business training as a certified expert in Accounting and Controlling in 1988. Johannes Hopf completed postgraduate studies at the University of Bern, where he graduated in 2000 with a Master of Health Administration.

Stefan Gerber

Mr. Stefan Gerber is Member of the Management Board and Head of Corporate Clients of Berner Kantonalbank AG since August 2002. His bank-technical knowledge he gained in various fields of activity - initially at Union Bank of Switzerland, then at the Solothurn cantonal or the Solothurn Bank SoBa. In 2002, Stefan Gerber served as a member of the Executive Committee for BEKB. He is a member of the boards of Jura Elektroapparate AG, Jura coffee machines Holding AG, the Jura Henzirohs Holding AG and the trustees of Leo & Elisabeth Henzirohs-Studer Foundation and the Robert Walser Foundation.

Daniel Bloch

Mr. Daniel Bloch is Member of the Board of Directors at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 20, 2008. His first work-related experience was the position of an Assistant of Management Board at Papierfabrik Utzenstorf (Biber Gruppe). He served as Chairman of Chocolats Camille Bloch SA. First industry experience he gained as Executive Assistant and Head of Legal Services at the paper mill Utzenstorf (Beaver Group). After a stay in the US he joined in 1994 in the family Chocolats Camille Bloch SA and graduated from the internationally orientated MBA program at Insead in Fontainebleau. In 1997 he became Chairman of the Executive Board of Chocolats Camille Bloch SA. Since 2004 he is also a member of the Board and presided over this since of 2005. Other directorships and mandates Company: CB Beteiligungen AG (Chairman), Choco Suisse (Vice President), Trade and Industry Association of the Canton of Bern (Vice President). He obtained MBA at INSEAD in Fontainbleau in 1994.

Peter Siegenthaler

Mr. Peter Siegenthaler is Member of the Board of Directors at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 15, 2012. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. After his time as an assistant at the Institute of Business Administration of the University of Bern, he entered 1982 into the Federal Finance Administration and performed various functions 2000 their line. Its main fields of activity were the development of financial policies, the operational management of the federal financial budget and the Federal Treasury, the legislation in the field of banks and financial markets as well as cooperation with the Swiss National Bank and the International Monetary Fund. From July 2010 until the end of 2011 officiated Peter Siegenthaler as president of the Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks. Other administrative and foundation boards: SBB AG and Pro Helvetia. Furthermore, Peter Siegenthaler took until the summer of 2014 at the University of Bern a lecturer in financial policy and financial management exercises. In 1973 his studies at the Law and Economics Faculty of the University of Bern.

Peter Wittwer

Mr. Peter Wittwer is Member of the Board of Directors at Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 12, 2015. He is a certified public accountant. Peter Wittwer was 1992-2011 Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC), Berne. He has accompanied senior officials privatization projects (Post / PostFinance, RUAG) and several IPOs (Jungfraubahn Holding AG, Disetronic, Swisscom). As managing partner of PwC Bern 2002-2010 and member of the management audit and is responsible for the market in Switzerland from 2005 to 2011 he belonged to the top management of PwC Switzerland. Since his retirement, Peter Wittwer involved on the boards of two start-up companies, the AST Turbo AG (President) and the MS Derap AG (Member).

Eva Jaisli

Dr. Eva Jaisli is Member of the Supervisory Board of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 17, 2016. She is CEO and co-owner of PB Swiss Tools in Wasen im Emmental. The trained teacher has studied social work and psychology on the second path of education. Subsequently, she completed master and postgraduate courses in business management and international marketing. The experienced entrepreneur is president of the board of directors of Spital Emmental AG and a member of the board of directors of the health insurance company Concordia. She is also a vice president of Switzerland Global Enterprise and a member of SWISSMEM's board of directors.

Christoph Lengwiler

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lengwiler is Member of the Supervisory Board of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 17, 2016. He is Head of the Institute for Financial Services Zug (IFZ) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. The financial specialist is vice president of the association swissVR and board member of the CFO Forum Switzerland. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Bank Council at the Swiss National Bank and since 2014 has been chairman of the Audit Committee. In the canton of Lucerne, he has been a member of the investment committee of the compensation fund for eight years.

Juerg Rebsamen

Dr. Juerg Rebsamen is Member of the Supervisory Board of Berner Kantonalbank AG since May 17, 2016. He served as a management consultant until March 2016 at Swisscom (Schweiz) AG in Zurich. He has studied mathematics at ETH Zurich. Jürg Rebsamen has been involved in management tasks for banks and service providers in the Swiss financial industry since 1983. He has been a partner and a member of the Executive Board of Comit AG for more than ten years, which was later integrated into Swisscom. He brings extensive knowledge in the use of IT in the financial industry and the handling of banking transactions. From 1996 to 2014, Jürg Rebsamen was a member of the Supervisory Commission of the Cantonal School Schaffhausen. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Board of Directors at Logicare AG in Dübendorf.

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