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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Suter

62 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Thomas Eisenring

52 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Anton von Weissenfluh

61 2014 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Marcel Gavillet

55 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Christoph Peternell

52 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Fons Togtema

52 2017 Chief Sales Officer, Member of the Management Board

Michel Burla

50 2013 Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Cereals & Ingredients

Karl Gschwend

64 1998 Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Strategic Projects

Frank Hoogland

45 2017 Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care

Werner Schweizer

62 Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Dairy Ingredients

Michiel De Ruiter

2016 Non-Executive Director

Walter Locher

62 2014 Non-Executive Director

Ulrike Sailer

2017 Non-Executive Director

Niklaus Sauter

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Holger Till

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Suter

Dr. Daniel Suter is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 08, 2017. He is an auditing partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in Basel, and in this role he acts as chief auditor for a number of companies. Furthermore, since 2009 he has been a visiting lecturer for auditing at the University of Zurich, holding courses on internal and external audits. In 1982, he Studied economics at the university of Basel; and in 1988: certified auditor; and in 2009 gained Doctorate at the university of Zuerich.

Thomas Eisenring

Dr. Thomas Eisenring is Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since June 1, 2013. From 1985 to 1991 he was aircraft mechanic at Swissair, Zurich Airport. From 1993 to 1997 he served as senior consultant at Schuh & Co Complexity Management, and from 1998 to 2000 he acted as interim regional manager (Rhein/Ruhr) at Peiniger Group. Between 2000 and 2002 he was director of business regeneration services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and from 2002 to 2008 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and head of sales at SEVEX AG. From 2008 to 2013 he was Member of Executive Management and principal owner of ZIFRU Trockenprodukte GmbH. He trained as a mechanic before gaining a university entrance qualification in conjunction with his vocational training. He subsequently graduated from St. Gallen University and then completed his Ph.D. in Economics in 1999.

Anton von Weissenfluh

Dr. Anton von Weissenfluh is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. Prior to that, he was Non-Executive Director at the Company from 2005. He is Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and Member of the Market and Strategy Committee at the Company. He served for five years in positions of the milk industry. From 1991 until 2006, he worked for Kambly SA, Trubschachen, from 2001 as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2006, he has served for Chocolats Halba, Wallisellen as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2014 he has been Chairman of the Board of Chocolats Halba, Honduras. He completed studies in Food Science at Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, with a focus on Milk Science. He holds a Doctorate in Science.

Marcel Gavillet

Mr. Marcel Gavillet is Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since June 1, 2013. He was Member of the Management Board, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from December 31, 2012. He was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of the Company from 2003. From 1999 until 2002 he was Manager at the Company. From 1996 until 1999, he was Director of Finance and Accountancy at Nutriswiss AG. He is Board Member of the subsidiaries in Switzerland and of HOCHDORF Baltic Milk UAB, as well as Manager of the HOCHDORF Group pension fund.

Christoph Peternell

Mr. Christoph Peternell is Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since June 2015. From 1994 to 2005 he was Head of production and Member of the Extended Senior Management of Molda AG, Germany. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Head of Plant Operations at Fresh Start Bakeries INC., Germany, and between 2008 and 2015 he was independent interim manager for business operations with various domestic and international companies in the food industry. He studied food science at the University of Hohenheim.

Fons Togtema

Mr. Fons W. Togtema will be Chief Sales Officer, Member of the Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. with effect from January 1, 2017. He has been Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May, 2015. He has been Managing Director Baby Care of HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd since 2015. From 1997 to 1998 he was Commercial Director Europe at Universal Dehydrates (currently Sensient Technologies Corp.). From 1998 to 2000 he served as Business Unit Director Benelux at Schering Plough Animal Health, and from 2000 to 2006 he was Manager Business Development, Infant Nutrition, at FrieslandCampina. Between 2006 and 2015 he was Sales Director Baby Care of HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd, Switzerland.

Michel Burla

Mr. Michel Burla is Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Cereals & Ingredients of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since 2013. Since 2013 he has been Managing Director of Cereals & Ingredients at HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd. From 1995 to 1998 he was product and sales manager Switzerland at BioConcept, and from 1998 to 2003 he acted as sales manager EMEA at Flachsmann. Between 2003 and 2008 he was business unit manager and member of Group Management of Frutarom, and from 2008 to 2010 he acted as marketing manager for food ingredients at Univar. From 2010 to 2013 he was manager for business Support and business development of Narimpex. He studied natural sciences and holds a degree in microbiology from University of Basel (Universitaet Basel).

Karl Gschwend

Dr. Karl W. Gschwend has been Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Strategic Projects of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since 1998. Since 1998 he has been Managing Director Strategic Projects at HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd. From 2006 to 2014 he was Managing Director of HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd. From 1986 until 1997, he worked in the Management of Obipektin AG. From 2003 until 2005, he was Managing Director of Schweiz. Milchgesellschaft AG and was Managing of the Production and Technology Department of the HOCHDORF-Gruppe. He is has been advisor at the Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), officer in charge of coordinating HOCHDORF Group’s scientific research and President of the HOCHDORF Group pension fund. He studied science at the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich and received at Doctorate from the Institut fuer Biotechnologie at ETH Zurich in 1982.

Frank Hoogland

Mr. Frank Hoogland will take over the role of Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. with effect from January 1, 2017. He was Head of Global Marketing & Sales, Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since September 2015. Until 2001 he was product business manager of Philips N.V. From 2001 to 2003 he was private label manager of Laurus N.V. (Retail), and from 2003 to 2007 he served as an international marketing manager of Friesland Foods N.V., Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa. From 2007 to 2012 he was marketing director of Hero AG in Benelux and China, and from 2012 to 2015 he served as business development director infant food at Fonterra, China. He obtained Masters degree in business economics focused on marketing and market research at Tilburg University, Netherlands.

Werner Schweizer

Mr. Werner Schweizer serves as Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Dairy Ingredients of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. From 1979 to 1982 he was specialist teacher at the dairy science school in Sursee. From 1983 to 1987 he served as head of production at Nestle Lanka, Sri Lanka, Nestec. Between 1988 and 1990 he was Head of QM and E&A at Laiteries Reunies de Geneve, and from 1991 to 1997 he was Partner at QM Schweizer & Stierli AG in Lucerne. From 1998 to 2005 he acted as head of marketing and head of the industry/business area milk of HOCHDORF Nutritec Ltd. He has been Board member of Swiss Milk Industry Association (vmi); Board Member of Milk Sector Organisation and Managing Director of HOCHDORF Baltic Milk UAB. He studied food sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, awarded dipl. LM Ing. (engineering) in 1979; and holds a degree in strategic enterprise management, SKU (Swiss Courses on Enterprise Management) obtained in 2009.

Michiel De Ruiter

Mr. Michiel De Ruiter has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. with effect from December 2016. Previously, he served as Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care of at the Company until April 30, 2015. De Ruiter is a proven expert in the area of infant formula.

Walter Locher

Dr. Walter Locher is Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. From 1988 to 1989 served management consulting in Germany; 1990 to 1992 group planning, UBS; 1992 to 1999 executive, Sauter Group, as CEO from 1996; 1999 to 2009 CEO of Belimed Sauter AG, Sulgen; 2005 to 2012 CEO of the Belimed Group, Zug. He serves as Independent entrepreneur with consulting activity and investment projects since 2012. His other activities includes, Member of the Foundation Board of the Thurgau Foundation for Science and Research; board member of two other SME. In 1982 he obtained doctorate degree at Universitaet Zuerich. he has been self-employed attorney with own law firm in St. Gallen since 1988.

Ulrike Sailer

Niklaus Sauter

Mr. Niklaus Sauter is Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. He is Member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee at the Company. From 1988 to 1989 he served as business consultant in Germany and from 1990 to 1992 he held a position at UBS. From 1992 to 1999 he was an executive at Sauter Group, where from 1996 he served as CEO. Between 1999 and 2009 he was managing director of Belimed Sauter AG, and from 2005 to 2012 he was CEO of Belimed Group. Since 2012 he has been self-employed consultant focusing on business and strategic development and investment projects. He is Board Member of Thurgauische Stiftung fuer Wissenschaft und Forschung, among others.

Holger Till

Prof. Dr. Holger Karl-Herbert Till is Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. He is Member of the Market and Strategy Committee at the Company. From 1999 to 2004 he was chief of the paediatric surgery clinic at LMU Munich. From 2004 to 2005 he was associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, and from 2006 to 2012 he served as director and professor in the Clinic and Polyclinic for Paediatric Surgery at the University of Leipzig. Since 2012 he has been Head of Paediatric and Youth Surgery Department at Medical University of Graz; and since 2013 he has acted as Board Member of the University Clinic for Paediatric and Youth Surgery, Medical University of Graz.