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VAT Group AG (VACN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Martin Komischke

61 2017 Chairman of the Board

Michael Allison

56 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Global Sales and Sales Asia ad interim

Heinz Kundert

65 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board

Andreas Leutenegger

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Juergen Krebs

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Urs Gantner

2016 Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Semiconductors

Joe Haggerty

2018 Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Global Services

Gebhard Lutz

Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Modules

Michael Zickar

Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Corporate Research

Arno Zindel

Member of the Group Management Board, Head of GVA & Bellows “COMVAT”

Juergen Zoller

Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Display and Solar

Hermann Gerlinger

65 2017 Director

Urs Leinhaeuser

59 2016 Director

Karl Schlegel

65 2016 Director

Libo Zhang

2018 Director

Michel Gerber

Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Martin Komischke

Dr. Martin Komischke has been Chairman of the Board of VAT Group Ltd since May 2017. He is Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee (NCC) and of the VATmotion Committee at the Company. From 2004 to 2016, Dr. Komischke served as Chief Executive Officer of HOERBIGER Holding AG following his function as Head of the Strategic Business Unit Drive Technology and Member of the Executive Board from 1996 to 2003. Before that, he held various functions at Kolbenschmidt AG and Mannesmann-Sachs AG. Dr. Komischke currently serves as Chairman of the Board of HOERBIGER Holding AG (since 2016) and HOERBIGER GmbH (since 1993). He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Stäubli Holding AG (since 2016), Member of the Supervisory Board of Aixtron SE (since 2013) and Vice President of the Board of Trustees of HOERBIGER Foundation (since 2016).

Michael Allison

Mr. Michael (Mike) Allison serves as Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Member of the Group Management Board, Head of Global Sales and Sales Asia ad interim at VAT Group Ltd. He has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of VAT Group Ltd since March 13, 2018. He joined VAT on January 1, 2018. He joined Edwards in 2008 as Vice President of Global Sales & Services and, after the acquisition by Atlas Copco in 2014, became President of the Semiconductor division at Edwards/Atlas Copco. He also spent 20 years with KLA-Tencor where he had many roles including Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Services, based in San Jose. Other roles included positions in business strategy, sales, marketing and technical positions in Germany, United Kingdom and the United States. He is Member of the International Board of SEMI, the global industry association for the semiconductor equipment and material suppliers. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honors in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Glasgow University.

Heinz Kundert

Mr. Heinz Kundert has been Vice Chairman of the Board of VAT Group Ltd since May 2018. He was Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of VAT Group Ltd from June 2015 to March 12, 2018. Mr. Kundert was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of VAT Holding AG in 2014. He has experience in the semiconductor industry. Beginning in 1981, Mr. Kundert served in various management positions in Asia for Balzers AG (which later became Balzers & Leybold), a division of OerlikonBuhrle AG (later renamed Unaxis Holding AG), a global supplier of thin-film equipment for various applications. In 1991, he subsequently became the Head of Oerlikon-Buhrle’s Electronic Equipment Business Unit, and then, in 1995, he assumed responsibility for Balzers Process Systems. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Kundert served as COO and then CEO of Unaxis Holding AG (later renamed OC Oerlikon AG). At Oerlikon- Buhrle AG, Mr. Kundert participated in the acquisition of Leybold AG and the divestments of Pfeiffer AG and lnficon AG. Thereafter, Mr. Kundert worked as a strategy consultant until 2015. Between 2002 and 2015, Mr. Kundert served on the Board of Directors of SEMI International, a global semiconductor industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nanoelectronics industries, in San Jose, CA, USA, and was elected Vice President in 2005. In 2005, he was also appointed President of SEMI Europe in Berlin. Mr. Kundert currently serves on the Board of Directors of Camox GP Ltd, an investment fund, (since 2014) and on the advisory board of the Fraunhofer Society in Germany (since 2010). Mr. Kundert holds a federal certificate of mechanical engineering and a degree in industry management from ITA Switzerland as well as a degree in business management from the FAH I University of St. Gallen.

Andreas Leutenegger

Mr. Andreas Leutenegger resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of VAT Group Ltd with effect from December 31, 2018, a position he has held since May 2015. He started his career in 1994 in the audit department of KPMG in Zurich. Between 1999 and 2004, he served as a Corporate Controller and then Head of Corporate Reporting at Holcim Group and between 2004 and 2010 he served as Chief Financial Officer of Siam City Cement Public Company Limited, a member of the Holcim Group at the time. From 2010 until 2015, he was Head of Group Controlling at Holcim Group. Mr. Leutenegger holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP 166) at Harvard Business School in 2004.

Juergen Krebs

Dr. Juergen Krebs has been Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of VAT Group Ltd since June 1, 2017. Previously, Dr. Krebs was Executive Vice President, Operations, and Member of the Group Executive Board at Hauni Maschinenbau AG, Hamburg, Germany, a position he held from 2004. Before that, Dr. Krebs held various management positions at Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG and Heidelberg Web Systems Inc. Dr. Krebs holds an engineering degree from Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Urs Gantner

Mr. Urs Gantner has been Member of the Group Management Board and Head of Semiconductors at VAT Group Ltd since September 2016. Prior to joining VAT in 2004, he was with Hamilton Medical and for seven years in the Energy and Environment Department of Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), a National Research Facility in Switzerland. Mr. Gantner holds a Master in Engineering Sciences from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich.

Joe Haggerty

Mr. Joe Haggerty has been Member of the Group Management Board and Head of Global Services at VAT Group Ltd since 2018. He is a vacuum deposition industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in custom optical and tribological thin films. After opening and managing thin film production facilities in the United States and China, he came to Liechtenstein in 2003 as the Head of the Balzers Optics Division. In 2007 Joe became the Chief Executive Officer of Ionbond, a wear protection thin film coating company based in Switzerland with 40 factories and over 1000 employees. During his career he has led the design and opening of 10 coating facilities in the United States, Asia, and Europe and has negotiated and executed several long term contracts for thin film coating services with companies such as Samsung, Texas Instruments, and Pratt & Whitney. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of California at San Diego and both a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Gebhard Lutz

Mr. Gebhard Lutz is Member of the Group Management Board and Head of Modules at VAT Group Ltd. He joined VAT in 2001 where he was charged with the management of the multi valve modules product group. Mr. Lutz is a graduate in systems engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Buchs (NTB).

Michael Zickar

Dr. Michael Zickar serves as Member of the Group Management Board and Head of Corporate Research of VAT Group Ltd. Prior to joining VAT in 2012, he was with Schott Schweiz AG where he was responsible for the Systems Engineering Department, building high performance inspection systems for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Zickar holds a Ph.D. in micro electro mechanical systems from Universite de Neuchatel and a Master of Advanced Studies in Management, Technology & Economy from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich.

Arno Zindel

Mr. Arno Zindel serves as Member of the Group Management Board and Head of GVA & Bellows “COMVAT” at VAT Group Ltd. He is experienced in the vacuum and coating industry from his former positions like applications engineer, project manager, head of product group and head of product development Unaxis, Oerlikon and TEL Solar for many years. His last position was Head of Development in a textile machine company. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a MBA from the University of Applied Sciences in Chur.

Juergen Zoller

Mr. Juergen Zoller serves as Member of the Group Management Board and Head of Display and Solar at VAT Group Ltd. He joined VAT in 2000 and has been instrumental in establishing the Display and Solar organization. Mr. Zoller is a graduate in Technical Production Management of the University of Applied Sciences in Dornbirn (Fachhochschule Vorarlberg).

Hermann Gerlinger

Dr. Hermann Gerlinger has been Director at VAT Group Ltd since May 2017. He is Member of the VATmotion Committee and Chairman of the Technology Committee at the Company. Between 2001 and 2016, Dr. Gerlinger was Chief Executive Officer of Carl Zeiss SMT AG and from 2006 to 2016 also Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG. Before that he held various function for Carl Zeiss SMT AG and ZEISS AG. Dr. Gerlinger currently serves as advisor to the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG (since 2017), as Member of the Supervisory Board of Siltronic AG (since 2011) and as Member of the Advisory Board of the German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (since 2015). He holds a degree and a doctorate in physics and astronomy from the University of Wuerzburg.

Urs Leinhaeuser

Mr. Urs Leinhaeuser has been Director at VAT Group Ltd since March 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the VATmotion Committee at the Company. From 1995 to 1999, he was Head of Corporate Controlling at Georg Fischer AG and later Head of Finance and Controlling of Georg Fischer’s Piping Systems Division. Between 1999 and 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Movenpick Holding AG. From 2003 until 2011, he was CFO and Head Corporate Center at Rieter Holding AG. After the spin-off of Autoneum Holding AG from Rieter Holding AG in 2011, Mr. Leinhaeuser was CFO and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Autoneum Holding AG until 2014. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ammann Group Holding AG (since 2013), Ascom Holding AG (since 2015), Burckhardt Compression Holding AG (since 2007) and Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG (since 2014). Since 2017, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avesco AG. Mr. Leinhauser holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zurich.

Karl Schlegel

Mr. Karl Schlegel has been Director at VAT Group Ltd since March 2016. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, the VATmotion Committee and the Technology Committee at the Company. Mr. Schlegel rejoined the VAT Group as Member of the Board of Directors of VAT Holding AG from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Schlegel served as Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Medical AG between 1997 and 2003. Between 2004 and 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer of VAT Group. Mr. Schlegel is also Member of the Foundation Board of Stiftung Arwole (a charity for individuals with disabilities, since 2014). Mr. Schlegel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the medical engineering department of the University of Applied Sciences and Technology Buchs (NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule fuer Technik Buchs) and an Executive MBA from Universitaet St. Gallen.

Libo Zhang

Ms. Libo Zhang has been Director at VAT Group Ltd since May 2018. Since October 2017, she has been Chief Financial Officer of Borgward Group AG, Germany, a German auto manufacturer. Prior to that, Ms. Zhang was an independent finance and controlling consultant based in Switzerland. From 2010 to 2015 she held various senior financial management positions in Germany and Asia at SGL Group, a global manufacturer of carbon-based products, including regional Chief Financial Officer and senior manager of corporate development, mergers and acquisitions. For more than 10 years prior to that, she held senior positions in finance and commercial operations in the German engineering and aerospace sector. She also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of CIC Controlling GmbH in Dortmund, Germany. Ms. Zhang holds Ph.D. in Economics and an MBA from Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany.

Michel Gerber