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Forbo Holding AG (FORN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

This Schneider

65 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Stephan Bauer

56 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Peter Altorfer

64 2014 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Pieper

71 2005 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Andreas Spreiter

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Matthias Huenerwadel

49 2013 Executive Vice President Flooring Systems, Member of the Executive Board

Jean-Michel Wins

50 2013 Executive Vice President Movement Systems, Member of the Executive Board

Nicole Graf-Haefeli

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski

44 2014 Non-Executive Director

Reto Mueller

66 2011 Non-Executive Director

Vincent Studer

55 2009 Non-Executive Director

Urs Christen

Head Corporate Development & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

This Schneider

Mr. This E. Schneider is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forbo Holding Ltd since April 25, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Delegate of the Board of Directors from January 2014 to April 25, 2014, and as Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board and Delegate of the Board of Directors from March 4, 2004. After various management functions in Europe and the United States, he joined the Executive Board of Schmidt-Agency, where he was responsible for strategic planning, operations and logistics from 1984 to 1990. From 1991 to 1993, he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the publicly listed company SAFAA, Paris. In 1994, he became Member of the Executive Board at Valora, with responsibility for the canteen and catering division. From 1997 to 2002, he was President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Selecta Group. In addition, he has acted as Member of the Board of Directors of Autoneum Holding AG, Galenica SA and Rieter Holding AG. He studied Economics at the Universitaet St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG), where he obtained his Bachelors degree and at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, California, the United States.

Stephan Bauer

Mr. Stephan Bauer is Chief Executive Officer of Forbo Holding Ltd since January 2014. From 2008 to 2013 he served at Siemens Schweiz Ltd. in the Building Technologies Division as Chief Executive Officer and President Control Products and Systems. Between 1991 and 2008 he held various managerial positions at Siemens VDO Automotive AG. From 1987 to 1991 Mr. Bauer served at BMW AG Munich and Regensburg as project lead on the introduction of new car models. He is a graduate in engineering and Management at the Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften Muenchen (FH Muenchen) (University of Applied Sciences in Munich).

Peter Altorfer

Dr. Peter Altorfer is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at Forbo Holding Ltd since 2014. Previously he was Non-Executive Director at Forbo Holding AG since March 24, 2005 till 2014. He is Member of the Audit and Finance Committee and Committee for Human Resources and Remuneration. Until 1988, he worked at Bank Leu AG, subsequently as Attorney at Law, and is Partner at Wenger & Vieli in Zurich. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of various companies, including Huber+Suhner AG, agta record ag, Abegg Holding AG, Altin AG, as well as several private and foreign companies, among others. He attended the PED program at the IMD, Lausanne and studied Law at Universitaet Zuerich where he obtained a Juris Doctor degree.

Michael Pieper

Mr. Michael W. Pieper is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Forbo Holding Ltd since March 24, 2005. He is Member of the Committee for Human Resources and Remuneration of the Company. He has been with the Artemis Group (formerly Franke Group) since 1988, and its owner and Chief Executive Officer since 1989. He has acted as Member of the Board of Directors of Hero AG, advalTech Holding AG, Berenberg Bank (Schweiz) AG and Rieter Holding AG, among others. He holds a Degree from Universitaet St. Gallen.

Andreas Spreiter

Mr. Andreas Spreiter is Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board of Forbo Holding Ltd since January 1, 2013. He studied at the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich) where he was awarded his engineering degree in plant production. From 1993 to 1998 he was Business Unit Controller at Landis + Gyr (Europe) AG. He then joined Siemens Metering AG, where he was Head of Finance and Controlling for two years and was then appointed to head the Electronic Meters Competence Center. From 2002 to 2012 he was Executive Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer of Landis + Gyr AG. He is Member of the Board of Directors at Reichle & De-Massari AG.

Matthias Huenerwadel

Mr. Matthias P. Huenerwadel is Executive Vice President Flooring Systems, Member of the Executive Board at Forbo Holding Ltd since January 1, 2013. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Movement Systems and was appointed Member of the Executive Board of the Company on October 1, 2005. He began his professional career as Assistant to the Executive Board of Franke Holding AG. In 1997, he moved to the United States, where he was responsible for logistics, information technology and customer service at Federal Home Products. From 1999, he held various sales and marketing managerial positions for Franke Foodservice Systems and managed its European operations from 2002 to 2005. He graduated in Engineering at Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETH Zurich), specializing in manufacturing technologies and technology management.

Jean-Michel Wins

Mr. Jean-Michel Wins is Executive Vice President Movement Systems, Member of the Executive Board at Forbo Holding Ltd since January 1, 2013. He began his professional career in Germany at Calberson GmbH, where he held various specialist functions. He then moved to Simut Sicherheit GmbH for two years, where he was in charge of sales and marketing. From 1992 to 1996 he was Export Manager at Brabus GmbH and from 1996 to 2002 he held various sales and managerial functions at Hirschmann Electronics. In 2002 he switched to Grammer AG, headquartered in Germany, where he held a number of international sales and senior management positions; in 2009 he was appointed Vice President responsible for the Offroad Seating Business Unit.

Nicole Graf-Haefeli

Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski

Ms. Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski has been Non-Executive Director of Forbo Holding Ltd since April 2014. She has a degree in law from the Universitaet Zurich and a Master of Law from the London School of Economics. Among others, Ms. Coninx-Kaczynski has also been Member of the Board of Directors of Tamedia AG and Swisscontent AG.

Reto Mueller

Dr. Reto Mueller is Non-Executive Director at Forbo Holding Ltd since April 29, 2011. He acts as Member of the Audit and Finance Committee at the Company. He is a founding partner of the Helbling Group, for which he has worked since 1984, from 2000 to 2011as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. In July 2011, he was appointed full-time Chairman of the Board of Helbling Holding AG. Between 2002 and 2010, he was either a Member or Chairman of the Zurich Regional Economic Advisory Board (Zurich) of the Swiss National Bank. He has been a member of the Council of SWISSMEM since 2008 and he holds additional board memberships in other companies. He took a first degree in Economics from Universitaet St. Gallen and completed his doctorate (Dr. oec. HSG) also at the Universitaet St. Gallen. He also completed the Stanford Executive Program and additional training at IMD, INSEAD, and the Harvard Business School.

Vincent Studer

Mr. Vincent Studer is Non-Executive Director at Forbo Holding Ltd since April 24, 2009. He is Chairman of Audit and Finance Committee of the Company. From 1991 to 2008, he has worked at Ernst & Young AG in Berne as External Auditor and was Head Auditor. In 2001, he was appointed Partner in the area of Auditing. Since 2008 he has been Partner and Member of Management of T & R AG, where he heads the Auditing business unit. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of Bank EEK AG in Berne and holds additional Board memberships in other companies and foundations. He completed Hochschule fuer Wirtschaft, HWV, Bern and the formation as a Swiss Certified Public Accountant. In addition, he has attended various national and international training courses.

Urs Christen