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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Konrad Graber

59 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Urs Riedener

52 2008 Member of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Marc Heim

50 2017 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President Switzerland, Member of the Management Board

Thomas Oehen-Buehlmann

59 2012 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Joerg Riboni

60 2013 Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Rueedi

46 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer, Member of the Management Board

Robin Barraclough

50 2017 Executive Vice President Europe, Member of the Management Board

Matthias Kunz

57 2013 Executive Vice President Americas, Member of the Management Board

Thomas Morf

2017 Chief Marketing Officer, Member of the Management Board

Othmar Dubach

59 2013 Head of Cheese and Dairy Products Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of Extended Group Management

Kai Koenecke

50 2017 Chief Supply Chain Officer , Member of the Management Board

Max Peter

63 2013 Head of Retail & Supply Chain Management Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of Extended Group Management

Markus Willimann

61 2013 Head of Industrial Business Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of Extended Group Management

Christian Arnold-Fassler

40 2012 Non-Executive Director

Stephan Baer

65 1999 Non-Executive Director

Monique Bourquin

51 2013 Non-Executive Director

Niklaus Meier

62 2012 Non-Executive Director

Josef Schmidli

60 2003 Non-Executive Director

Franz Steiger

58 2015 Non-Executive Director

Diana Strebel

57 2012 Non-Executive Director

Esther Gerster

Head of Corporate Communications and IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Konrad Graber

Mr. Konrad Graber is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emmi Ltd. since May 20, 2009. Prior to that, he served as Non-Executive Director of the Company from May 24, 2006. He is Member of the Audit Committee, Market Committee, and Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and Agricultural Council at the Company. After completing his studies in business administration and economics, he joined KPMG in 1983, where he worked in the auditing department for both Swiss and international companies prior to becoming Partner and Director. He was President of the examination committee for fiduciaries for eight years. Since 1999, the certified auditor has been a Partner at BDO AG, Lucerne, where he was also member of the Swiss Executive Board from 2005 to 2009. In this capacity he was responsible for management consultancy and IT. He was also a longstanding councillor for the canton of Lucerne, and from 1997 to 2001 he served as Chairman of the CVP (Christian Democratic People’s Party), also in the canton of Lucerne. From 2000 to 2012, he was Chairman of the Board of Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern AG (the Lucerne Transport Corporation) and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the health insurer CSS Versicherungen, Lucerne, since 2002 and of BDO AG, Lucerne, since 2009. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Council of States and therefore a member of the National Parliament. He graduated in diploma from the School of Economics and Business Administration (Hochschule fuer Wirtschaft HWV, Bern) in 1983 and he is Certified Auditor.

Urs Riedener

Mr. Urs Riedener is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Member of the Management Board at Emmi Ltd. since March 8, 2008. He began his career at Kraft Jacobs Suchard, where he held various positions. Between 1995 and 2000, he held various management positions at the Lindt & Sprüngli Group, both in Switzerland and abroad, the most recent of which were National Sales Manager and member of the Board of Management for Switzerland. Until 2008, he was Head of Marketing and member of the Executive Board of the Migros Cooperative (MGB) in Zurich. He became CEO of Emmi in 2008. He also sits on the committees of the Swiss branded goods association Promarca and the Swiss marketing association GfM as well as the Executive Committee of the Institute of Marketing at the University of St. Gallen. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG since 2014 and a member of the Executive Committee of SMG (Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft) since 2015.

Marc Heim

Mr. Marc Heim is Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President Switzerland, Member of the Management Board of Emmi Ltd. effective January 1, 2017. He was Executive Vice President Europe, Member of the Management Board at the Company from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2016. Previously he served as Member of the Management Board and Head of Sales at Emmi AG, since September 1, 2009 till December 31, 2013. From 2004 until 2009, he worked for Halter Bonbons AG as Managing Director. From 1999 until 2004, He worked for Kambly SA as Head of Sales and Marketing and a Member of the Executive Board and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. From 1992 until 1999, he worked for Effems AG, (now Mars Schweiz AG), where Mr. Heim was Senior Product Manager Snackfood (Balisto) in 1999, Product Manager Snackfood (1997 - 1998), Key Account Manager (1996 - 1997), Product Manager Petfood (1994 - 1995), Marketing Trainee in United Kingdom (1993 - 1994) and Sales Trainee in France (1992 - 1993). From 1986 to 1992, he graduated in Economics with a major in Marketing at Universitaet St. Gallen. In 1990, he worked at Unilever as a Graduate Trainee in the United States (Good Humor Corp.) and in 1986, he worked at Unilever as a Graduate Trainee in Ireland (HB/Birds Eye).

Thomas Oehen-Buehlmann

Mr. Thomas Oehen-Buehlmann is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emmi Ltd. since May 3, 2012. Previously he was Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors of Emmi AG since May 20, 2009 till May 3, 2012. He is Member of Audit Committee, Personnel and Compensation Committee and Agricultural Council at the Company. For many years he served as a technical expert for proficiency exams and master farmer exams and was also Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of agricultural training centres in the canton of Lucerne. He was head of a local branch of the CVP (Christian Democratic People’s Party) for a number of years, a municipal councillor from 1996 to 2008 and Mayor of Hohenrain from 2008 to August 2012. He has been a member of the Board of the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP) in Lucerne since 2009 and Chairman since 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Swiss Milk Producers (SMP) in Berne. He is certified Master Farmer.

Joerg Riboni

Mr. Joerg Riboni is Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer at Emmi Ltd. since January 1, 2013. He worked as an auditor at two US consultancy firms from 1985 to 1991, and from 1991 to 1995 as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at the Lacoray Group (Cosa Liebermann). He was then Chief Financial Officer at Jelmoli, and held the same position at the Sarna Group between 1997 and 2005 and at the Forbo Group from 2005 to 2012. He obtained Bachelor of Science from Universitaet St. Gallen and Certified Auditor.

Natalie Rueedi

Ms. Natalie Rueedi is Chief Human Resource Officer and Member of the Management Board at Emmi Ltd. since December 31, 2013. She taught at a primary school before becoming its headmistress between 1992 and 2000. She joined the Emmi Group as a Human Resources specialist in 2000, taking over responsibility for developing and heading up staff development in 2004. She became Head of Human Resources and a member of the extended Group Management in 2009. She also has Human Resources and Management background, including an Executive Master of Business Administration degree in General Management from the Universitaet Luzern.

Robin Barraclough

Mr. Robin Barraclough is Executive Vice President Europe and Member of the Management Board at Emmi Ltd. effective January 1, 2017. He was Chief Marketing Officer, Member of the Management Board at the Company since January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2017. Previously he served as Member of the Management Board and Head of Marketing at Emmi AG since June 1, 2009 till December 31, 2013. From 2008 until 2009, he worked for Kraft Foods as Director of the Coffee Division for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Kraft Foods Europe, Glattbrugg, Switzerland. From 1991 until 2007, He worked for Mars Incorporated, where he held various positions, including European Marketing Director - Masterfoods Europe (2005 - 2007), Director/Business Unit Head Petcare and Member of the Executive Board - Masterfoods Zug (2000 - 2005), Marketing Manager Dogcare - Pedigree Masterfoods (1999 - 2000), Senior Marketing Manager Snackfoods - Mars LLC (1997 - 1998), various brand management functions in food and snack foods - Masterfoods Zug (1993 - 1997) and Graduate Trainee (General Management) - Masterfoods Zug (1991 - 1993). Between 1987 and 1991, he completed an Economics degree at the University of Southampton.

Matthias Kunz

Mr. Matthias Kunz is Executive Vice President Americas, Member of the Management Board at Emmi Ltd. since December 31, 2013. Previously he served as Member of the Management Board and Head of International Cheese Division at Emmi AG since October 2002 till December 31, 2013. He was Head of the department responsible for exports and economic affairs at Central Switzerland Milk Producers (now Swiss Milk Producers / SMP) from 1988 to 1992. In 1992, he was the proprietor and Managing Director of Tucano, Inc. Carmel, California. He completed a Master of Business Administration degree in International Marketing in 1994/95, then joined the Western Orient Trading Company, which exports agricultural products to Asia. After returning to Switzerland in 1997, he took over as Managing Director of the newly founded Toni International AG. In 1999, following the merger between Toni and Saentis to form Swiss Dairy Food, he was appointed Head of the Cheese Division and a Member of Group Management. In 2002, he became Managing Director of Top Cheese Switzerland AG (TCS) and likewise in 2002, following the integration of TCS into the Emmi Group, he took over as Head of the International Cheese Division. In this capacity, and as Head of the new International Market Division since February 1, 2009, he has been Member of Group Management. He obtained a degree in Agricultural Economics from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology),

Thomas Morf

Othmar Dubach

Mr. Othmar Dubach is Head of Cheese and Dairy Products Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of Extended Group Management at Emmi Ltd. since December 31, 2013. Previously he served as Member of the Management Board and Head of Cheese Division Switzerland at Emmi AG since 1993 till December 31, 2013. After graduating in 1981 with a degree in Food Science (specializing in dairy science and technology), Mr. Dubach worked as assistant to Professor Bachmann at the Institute of Dairy Technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. In 1983, he moved to the Central Switzerland Milk Association in Lucerne as Head of Dairy Controlling and Advisory Services, where Mr. Dubach also took on additional tasks in the areas of consulting for cooperatives and cheese factory structures. From 1989 to 1991, he completed a part-time Master of Business Administration degree at the Universitaet St. Gallen. He holds a degree in Nutritional Science from Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich.

Kai Koenecke

Mr. Kai Koenecke is Chief Supply Chain Officer , Member of the Management Board at Emmi Ltd. since April 1, 2017. He is an international expert in the area of supply chain management and currently works at Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He gained his experience at food company Mars and online retailer Amazon and Unilever. His positions have included Market Logistics Manager at Mars in Germany, where he was later European Supply Chain Development Manager, and Plant Director at a plant with 300 employees in Viersen, Germany. He was also a General Manager at Amazon and, most recently, Vice President Supply Chain at Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He studied mechanical engineering at Technische Universitaet Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig.

Max Peter

Mr. Max Peter is Head of Retail & Supply Chain Management Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of Extended Group Management at Emmi Ltd. since December 31, 2013. Previously he was Member of the Management Board and Head of Trade and Supply Chain Management at Emmi AG since 2002 till December 31, 2013. He worked as a consultant for the company Zoller and subsequently, from 1980 to 1996, as a Project Manager for Nestle Switzerland in Vevey after graduating with a degree in engineering. This was followed by several years in a consulting and project management capacity at Nestec in Vevey and Suter+ Suter AG in Basel. In 1988, he moved to Coop Schweiz, initially as Head of Technical Planning and later as Head of Merchandising. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Information Officer and a Member of the Management Board of Bon Appetit Group AG in Volketswil. He joined the Emmi Group in 2002 as Head of Corporate Development. Mr. Peter is Member of the Board of Directors of GS 1 Switzerland, Vice-President of Schweizer Sporthilfe and Member of the executive council of Swiss Olympic.

Markus Willimann

Dr. Markus Willimann is Head of Industrial Business Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of Extended Group Management at Emmi Ltd. since December 31, 2013. Previously he was Member of the Management Board at Emmi AG since 1998 and Head of Industrial Business since 2005 till December 31, 2013. He worked from 1982 to 1987 as Technical Assistant at the Swiss Breweries Testing Station. He obtained his Doctorate from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1987. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as a Research and Development Project Manager at Jacobs-Suchard SA. From 1990 to 1998, he served as business unit head and Member of the Executive Board of UFAG AG in Sursee. He joined the Emmi Group in 1998 as a Member of Group Management and Head of the Dairy Products Division. He assumed responsibility for Industrial Business, Development Coordination and Agricultural Policy within Group Management in 2004. He is also President of the Swiss Dairy Industry Association and Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Milk Sector Organization (BO Milch), the Swiss Butter Sector Organization (BOB) and the Federation of Swiss Food Industries. He graduated with a degree in Food Science from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology),

Christian Arnold-Fassler

Mr. Christian Arnold-Fassler is Non-Executive Director at Emmi Ltd. since May 3, 2012. He is Member of the Agricultural Council at the Company. He works as an independent farmer on his dairy farm. He is also a delegate of the Central Switzerland farmers’ cooperative (ZBB). He was deputy mayor of Seedorf from 2006 to 2013, representing the SVP (Swiss People’s Party) and has been a member of the Uri cantonal parliament since 2012, of which he is currently the Chair. He has also been a member of the Board of the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP) in Lucerne since 2009 and of the Board of Swiss Milk Producers (SMP) in Berne since 2012. He is a certified master farmer.

Stephan Baer

Mr. Stephan Baer is Non-Executive Director at Emmi Ltd. since 1999. He is Chairman of the Market Committee and Member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee at the Company. He worked at OPM AG as a business analyst from 1979 to 1982 before moving to Baer AG in Küssnacht am Rigi in 1982, where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer one year later and became Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1997. Since the sale of Baer AG in 2008, Stephen Baer has worked as an independent management consultant. He is also member of the Board of Directors of several companies, including frXsh AG, Küssnacht am Rigi (since 2009, Chairman since 2009), Bio Partner Schweiz AG, Seon (since 2010), and Spichtig AG, Steinen (since 2011, Chairman from 2012 to 2015). He graduated with a degree in Economics from Universitaet Zuerich in 1979,

Monique Bourquin

Ms. Monique Bourquin is Non-Executive Director of Emmi Ltd. since 2013. She is member of the Audit Committee and Market Committee at the Company. She joined management consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1990. From 1994 to 1997, she worked as Product Manager at Knorr Nährmittel AG, Thayngen; from 1997 to 1999 as National Account Manager at Rivella AG, Rothrist; and from 1999 to 2002 at Mövenpick Foods Switzerland, Cham, latterly as Director Switzerland for the Food division. She then held the position of Customer Development Director for six years at Unilever Switzerland. From 2008 to 2012 she was in charge of Swiss business and was a member of the Executive Management Board of Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Since then, she has been Chief Financial Officer at Unilever DACH. She has also been a member of the committee of the Swiss marketing association GfM since 2009. She studied economics, law and sociology,

Niklaus Meier

Mr. Niklaus Meier is Non-Executive Director at Emmi Ltd. since May 3, 2012. He si Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. Between 1976 and 1992, he held various positions at the MIBA Milchverband der Nordwestschweiz ( Association of milk producers of northwestern Switzerland) in Basel, latterly Head of Finance and Administration. From 1993 to 1995, he was Head of Finance and HR at ToniLait AG in Berne, and from 1995 to 2009, he worked at Ciba AG in Basel, where he was latterly Chief Financial Officer. After Ciba was acquired by BASF, he worked at BASF Schweiz AG in Basel until 2011, where he supported the integration of the financial organisation of BASF. Since 2011, he has been Chief Financial Officer at MEGlobal International FZE, Dubai, which is active in the plastics sector. He has also been a member of the examination committee for finance and accounting specialists/Swiss certified experts for controlling and accounting since 2000 and of the Swiss Controlling Standards working group of the Swiss Association of Accounting and Controlling (VEB) since 2010. He is Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling.

Josef Schmidli

Mr. Josef Schmidli is Non-Executive Director at Emmi Ltd. since June 12, 2003. He is Member of the Market Committee at the Company. He qualified as a master cheesemaker. Since qualifying in 1982, he has been Proprietor and Managing Director of Käserei Schmidli GmbH, which was founded in 1998. He is also Chairman of a municipal power utility. Until April 2012, he was Chairman of the Central Switzerland Milk Purchasers Association (ZMKV) in Lucerne. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Board of Fromarte, the Association of Swiss cheese specialists in Berne, where he was Vice- Chairman until 2012. He studied Federal Commercial Diploma and Certified Master Cheesemaker.

Franz Steiger

Mr. Franz Steiger is Non-Executive Director of Emmi Ltd. effective April 22, 2015. He is Member of the Agricultural Council at the Company. He works as an independent farmer and training instructor on his dairy and pig-breeding farm; since 2010 he has run this in the form of a joint business with a partner. He has been a member of the Board of the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP) since 2000, and was its Vice President from 2006 until April 2015. He was also a member of ZMP’s Human Resources Committee as well as of the Board of Directors of ZMP Invest AG. In addition, he has been a delegate of the Swiss Farmers’ Union since 2006 and a member of the Board of the Emmentaler milk producers’ organisation since 2009. Franz Steiger is also Treasurer of the Schlierbach-Krumbach dairy cooperative and has been Mayor of Schlierbach since 2008. He is Certified Master Farmer.

Diana Strebel

Ms. Diana Strebel is Non-Executive Director at Emmi Ltd. since May 3, 2012. She is Member of the Market Committee at the Company. She worked at various advertising agencies between 1981 and 2003, including four years as Deputy CEO at Publicis Group and a temporary assignment as CEO and member of the Board of Directors at Wunderman AG. Between 2003 and 2005, she completed studies in marketing and held two Board of Director mandates. From 2005 to 2009, she was Chief Operating Officer at Interbrand Europe and Managing Director at Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux, Zurich. Since 2009, she has been Managing Director of Strebel-Birt AG in Männedorf, a consultancy firm for branding, communications and agency management, which she co-founded. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Ricola AG in Laufen since 2009 and of Globalance Bank AG in Zurich since 2011.

Esther Gerster