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Comet Holding AG (COTNE.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Heinz Kundert

67 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Rolf Huber

54 2019 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Markus Portmann

58 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Eric Dubuis

55 2019 Interim Chief Human Resource Officer, 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

Patrick Jany

54 2019 Lead Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Christoph Kutter

54 2019 Member of the Board of Directors

Gian-Luca Bona

62 2012 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mariel Hoch

46 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Franz Richter

63 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Heinz Kundert

Mr. Heinz Kundert serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is the former CEO of VAT Group and currently serving as Vice Chairman. As the former Senior Vice President SEMI International and President of SEMI Europe (global semiconductor industry association) – he has a extensive personal senior level network to key players and semiconductor industry in general. Due to his extensive work experience abroad (five years in Asia, especially Japan, and ten years in Silicon Valley, Heinz Kundert has a precious international on the ground experience and mindset.

Rolf Huber

Mr. Rolf Huber is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding Ltd. 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).

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.

Eric Dubuis

Dr. Eric Dubuis serves as Interim Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Information Officer, Member of the Executive Committee at Comet Holding Ltd. 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

Patrick Jany

Mr. Patrick Jany serves as Lead Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. He has been CFO and a member of the Clariant Executive Committee since 2006. He has held various financial positions at Clariant since 1995, including Head of Controlling for the Pigments & Additives Division, Regional Manager for Asia and Mexico, and Head of Finance, Human Resources, IT, and Legal. As Head of Group Development, he shaped strategic development and M&A activities.

Christoph Kutter

Prof. Dr. Christoph Kutter serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. He has been director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT in Munich since 2012. He is also a member of the supervisory board of First Sensor AG, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, as well as a member of the supervisory and advisory boards of various public institutions in Germany for several years. During his 17-year career in the semiconductor industry, he was, among other things, a major contributor to the turnaround of the communications division at Siemens Semicenductors/Infineon Technologies AG. He has a broad understanding of technology with expertise in components, systems and software.

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.

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.