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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Urs Gasche

62 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Suzanne Thoma

56 2013 Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer

Hermann Ineichen

60 2000 Head of Production, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Hartmut Geldmacher

62 2014 Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ronald Traechsel

58 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance and Services, Member of the Executive Board

Roland Kuepfer

59 2017 Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks

Renato Sturani

50 2013 Head of Renewables and Efficiency Division and Member of the Executive Board

Carole Ackermann

2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Roger Baillod

59 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Rebecca Guntern

2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Andreas Rickenbacher

2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Kurt Schaer

52 2012 Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Urs Gasche

Mr. Urs Gasche is Chairman of the Board of Directors at BKW AG 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 has been Member of the Swiss National Council since 2011. As a member of the Executive Council, he was Finance Manager for the Canton of Berne from 2002 to mid-2010. In this function he was appointed as the delegate of the Canton of Berne to the Board of BKW FMB until its 2010 Annual General Meeting. Prior to his election as a member of the Executive Council, Mr. Gasche worked as an independent lawyer in Berne. He is Chairman of the Board of Schweizer Salinen AG, Member of the Board of Kumagra AG, Member of the Board of thunerSeespiele AG, Chairman of the Board of Stiftung Lindenhof, Chairman of the Board of Stiftung Schloss Jegenstorf and Member of the Board of Stiftung Alpines Museum.

Suzanne Thoma

Dr. Suzanne Thoma is Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of BKW AG since January 1, 2013. Prior to this, she was Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks Division at BKW AG since 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. She served as Chairman of the Board of Arnold AG and Chairman of the Board of BKW ISP AG.

Hermann Ineichen

Mr. Hermann Ineichen is Head of Production, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board at BKW AG. Mr. Ineichen has been Head of Production since 2000 and before this, he was Head of Trading from 1996. 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 serves also at BKW Italia AG as President of the Board of Directors, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG as Member of the Board of Directors, Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG as Member of the Board of Directors, at Nagra and at BKW Wallis AG as President of the Board of Directors, among others. 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 is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at BKW AG 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 1990 until 2002 he held various management positions at E.ON Energie AG and the then Preussen Elektra AG, Hanover. From 2002 to 2011, he was Member of the Board of Management and Employee Relations Director at E.ON Energie AG, Munich. In addition, he is Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Accounts, Finance and Audit Committee of Bayernwerk AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rhein-Main-Donau AG, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Accounts, Finance and Audit Committee of Hansewerk AG. Since 2011 Independent businessman. He has done Degree in Business Studies.

Ronald Traechsel

Mr. Ronald Frank Traechsel is Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance and Services, Member of the Executive Board of BKW AG since August 1, 2014. Between 2008 and 2014 CFO of the globally active Sika group, between 2000 and 2008 CEO and CFO of the globally active Vitra, from 1995 to 1999 CFO 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, ContourGlobal GP LTD, among others.

Roland Kuepfer

Dr. Roland Kuepfer is Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks of BKW AG since August 1, 2017. Roland Küpfer is a technology expert with longstanding management experience: over the past four years, Küpfer has been expanding Multiple Dimensions AG’s business activities. Before that, he was CEO of the Cicor Group, a member of the executive management at ASCOM Security Communication and Executive Vice President of the Schaffner Group.

Renato Sturani

Mr. Renato Sturani is Head of Renewables and Efficiency Division and Member of the Executive Board of BKW AG since 2013. From 2011 to 2013 Head of Renewable Energy at Alpiq, from 2002 to 2011 Head of Electricity Generation Western Region at Alpiq. Prior to 2002, served on National and international management positions at ABB Alstom Power. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of antec group AG, Risch, ahochn AG, Dübendorf and ahochn AG and Member of the Board of BKW ISP AG. Mr. Sturani graduated in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano ) and has a postgraduate degree in management from the Bocconi University in Milan (Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi).

Carole Ackermann

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

Roger Baillod

Mr. Roger Baillod is Member of the Board of Directors of BKW AG since May 17, 2013. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at the Company. Since 1966 Mr. Baillod has been Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board of Bucher Industries AG of Niederweningen/canton Zurich, a listed technology group active in the machinery and vehicle construction industry. Between 1984 and 1993 he was an auditor and consultant at ATAG Ernst & Young AG in Zurich and St. Gallen before joining the company management of two industrial enterprises. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Migros-Genossenschaftsbund since 2008. He holds Masters in Business Economics (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz -FH Olten) and Federally Certified Public Accountant (1958).

Rebecca Guntern

Ms. Rebecca Guntern has been Member of the Board of Directors of BKW SA since May 18, 2018. She is a business expert.

Andreas Rickenbacher

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

Kurt Schaer

Mr. Kurt Schaer is Member of the Board of Directors of BKW AG since May 11, 2012. He is also Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Since 2014, serves as Owner of Sunnsite Management AG, between 2001 and 2014 CEO of Biketec AG, manufacturer of the Flyer electric bicycle in Huttwil, between 1999 and 2000 VP Sales & Marketing at Hélio Courvoisier. Prior to 1999 Product management and sales management functions, including in the telematics section of Contact Systems Ltd. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Emmental Tours AG, Herzroute AG, Vice Chairman of the Board of Striebig AG, Member of the Board of Stöcklin Möbel AG, Member of the Board of the Green Liberal Party of the Canton of Bern, among others. He studied Radio/TV electronics engineer, marketing planner and Board of Swiss Board School.