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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alexander Vogel

54 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hans Braendle

57 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Michel Hirschi

51 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Daniel Lippuner

49 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Gunter Erfurt

45 2017 Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Michael Escher

47 2014 Member of the Executive Board, Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Splinter

68 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher

51 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Hans-Michael Hauser

48 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Eric Meurice

62 2018 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Franz Richter

63 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Alexander Vogel

Dr. Alexander Vogel has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since December 2, 2016. Previously, he was Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd from December 6, 1999. He is Member of the Risk & Audit Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee at the Company. He studied business administration and law at the University St. Gallen, and completed postgraduate studies (LL.M.) at Northwestern/ Kellogg University in Chicago. Since 2000 he has been Partner at law firm Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG (previously meyerlustenberger) in Zurich, Geneva, Zug, Lausanne and Brussels, various publications and lectures in Corporate Governance, M&A, corporate and financial market law. Since 2003 he has been Head of the Department Corporate & Finance at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG. From 2005 to 2015 he was Member of the Management Committee of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG.

Hans Braendle

Dr. Hans Braendle has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since January 1, 2017. He is Doctor of natural scientist in physical chemistry (Dr. sc. Nat.) from ETH Zurich and holds Executive MBA from University of St. Gallen. From 1976 to 1990 he was Research Associate at ETH Zurich. From 1991 to 1992 he was Post-Doc / Visiting Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center. From 1992 to 1995 he served as Project Manager, Research & Development at Oerlikon Balzers. From 1995 to 1998 he was Global Head of Research and Development at Oerlikon Balzers and from 1998 to 2005 he acted as General Manager (Managing Director) at Oerlikon Balzers. Between 2005 and 2014 he was Chief Executive Officer at Oerlikon Coating (today Oerlikon Surface Solutions). In 2006/2007 he was the sector Solar part of Oerlikon Coating, before it has been separated into an independent division. From 2015 to 2017 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liechtensteinische Post.

Michel Hirschi

Mr. Michel Hirschi was Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd from March 1, 2006 to September 30, 2018. Between 1983 and 1993 he was Analyst and Programmer at Valiant Bank, 1995–1997 Team Leader/Project Leader of a BPR project at the newly formed banking information-outsourcing company RBA-Service Ltd in Guemlingen, 1997–1999 Profit Centre Controller at Swatch Ltd, CH-Biel, for profit centres FlikFlak, Swatch Telecom and Swatch Access; 1999–2002 Head of Controlling at Swisscom Group, CH-Berne, responsible for supervising the business unit International Business Solutions, project participation and Project Manager, inter alia for a project involving the development of a completely new value flow model in SAP; 2002–2006 Chief Financial Officer, responsible for Finance, Administration and Human Resources and member of the Executive Board at Infonet Schweiz AG, (joint venture between Swisscom and Infonet USA). From 2006 to 2010 he was Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Meyer Burger Ltd.

Daniel Lippuner

Mr. Daniel Lippuner has been Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since September 1, 2017. He has Bachelor in Economics & Business Administration, Controlling from University of Applied Science, St. Gallen. From 1988 to 1990 he was Accountant & Purchaser at Bonyf AG, and in 1991 he served as Senior Accountant, Praesidialanstalt. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Plant Controller / Business Development Manager / VP Commercial, Rieter Automotive, and from 1999 to 2006 he acted as Chief Financial Officer Northern & Central Europe / Chief Financial Officer Asia / General Manager Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam / Business Development Manager, Hilti Group. From 2006 to 2013 he served as Executive Vice President Controlling & IT / Chief Executive Officer Business Unit Oerlikon Textile Components, OC Oerlikon, and from 2013 to 2015 he was Group Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board of Directors, Saurer Group. From February 2017 to August 2017 Project Management Consultant, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.

Gunter Erfurt

Dr. Gunter Erfurt has been Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Board at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since September 2017. He was Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board from February 1, 2017. He served as Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of Meyer Burger (Germany) AG (2015-2017), Managing Director, Solarworld Innovations GmbH responsible for global strategic technology development (2011-2015),Global Head Planning and Investment/Technology Transfer, Solarworld AG, among others. He has a degree in Engineering Physics from the Westsaechsische Hochschule Zwickau, degree in Physics from Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg.

Michael Escher

Mr. Michael Escher has been Member of the Executive Board, Chief Commercial Officer of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since May 1, 2014. He holds Bachelor of Business Administration & Finance from the University of applied sciences Valais, Master of Science from the University College London and Executive Master of Business Administration from the London Business School. From 1996 to 1999 he was Controlling / Head of cost accounting at Lonza, from 2000 to 2001 he served as Senior Business Analysis Manager at Lonza. From 2002 to 2003 he was Head Global Supply Chain & Strategic Sourcing Lonza Biologics Sector, from 2003 to 2004 he served as Director Business Technology Development and Licensing at Lonza Biologics, and from 2004 to 2006 he was Head of Corporate Strategic Planning at Syngenta. Between 2006 and 2009 he served as Global Business Manager Bisamides at Syngenta, and from 2009 to 2010 he was Head Seed Care Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) at Syngenta. From 2010 to 2014 he was Managing Director Germany/Austria at Syngenta.

Michael Splinter

Mr. Michael R. Splinter has been Member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since April 27, 2017. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee. He holds a Honorary Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University Wisconsin, Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University Wisconsin. From 1974 to 1984 he was Rockwell International Manager of Semiconductor Fabrication Operations in the Electronics Research Center at Rockwell International, from 1984 to 2003 he served at Intel Corporation: Various management positions, including Executive Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing Group, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Technology and Manufacturing Group, and from 2003 to 2013 he acted as Chief Executive Officer at Applied Materials Inc. From 2009 to 2015 he was Chairman of the Board at Applied Materials Inc. Since 2015 he has been Co-Founder and General Partner at WISC Partners, LLC.

Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher

Ms. Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since April 2015. She is Member of the Risk & Audit Committee and chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee She holds Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois and Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois. She is Swiss Certified Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. From 1990 to 2011 she was active as Audit Partner (1999–2011) and as auditor (1990–1999) at PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. Since 2011 she has been Independent consultant for strategy, governance and financial matters.

Hans-Michael Hauser

Mr. Hans-Michael Hauser has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since April 27, 2017. He is Member of the Innovation Committee at the Company. He holds Masters in Physics and in Mathematics from the University of Stuttgart, Diploma in Engineering Science from Ingenieur Ecole Centrale, and an MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. From 1995 to 2005 he was Associate, consultant, project leader and principal at Boston Consulting Group, from 2005 to 2010 he served as Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group, Leader of Technology Practice in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe, Global Topic Leader Digital and from 2010 to 2015 he was Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group, Leader of Industrial Practice in Switzerland. Since 2015 he has been Founder and Managing Director at ML Insights AG, and since 2016 Co-founder and Chairman at LoyaltyCoin AG.

Eric Meurice

Mr. Eric Meurice has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since May 2, 2018. He was the CEO and Chairman of the management board of ASML Holding NV, a provider of manufacturing equipment and technology to the semiconductor industry from 2004 to 2013. Before joining ASML, he was Executive Vice President of Thomson Television, and prior to 2001, he served as head of Dell Computers' Western, Eastern Europe and of Dell's EMEA emerging market businesses. He gained extensive technology experience in the semiconductor industry between 1984 and 1994, at Intel and at ITT Semiconductors. Mr. Meurice is an independent non-executive Director of NXP Semiconductors NV, IPG Photonics and Umicore. He earned a Master's degree in mechanics and energy generation at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Master's degree in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Franz Richter

Dr. Franz Richter has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd since April 2015. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Innovation Committee. Between 1985 and 1988 he was a Scientist at Carl Zeiss, and from 1988 to 1990 a Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology. From 1990 to 2004 he held various roles at Suess MicroTec, including CEO (1998–2004), COO of Suess Holding and CEO of Karl Suess Verwaltung GmbH (1997–1998). From 2005 to 2007 he was President of Semiconductor Equipment segment, Unaxis, at OC Oerlikon. From 2007 to 2016 he was CEO and co-founder of Thin Materials, and since 2016 he has been CEO of Suess Micro Tec SE. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Muenster University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Muenster), Master of Science in Physics from University of Bielefeld and Technical University of Darmstadt, and a Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University,

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