Changes to the Board of Directors
18 Mar 2016
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA announces that Mr Alain Dominique Perrin will not be standing for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’), to be held on 14 September 2016. He will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and of its Nominations Committee until that date. Thereafter, to ensure that Richemont and its Maisons can continue to benefit from his wide experience, he will serve as a consultant. The 2016 annual report will contain further information regarding this change.
Richemont also announces the nomination of Mr Jeff Moss for election to the Board of Directors. His appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the next AGM. Mr Moss will serve as a Non-Executive Director and become a member of the Board’s Nominations and Strategic Security Committees.
Mr Moss is a computer security and internet security expert. He currently serves as: a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; and a member of the Georgetown University School of Law Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. Previously Mr Moss has served as: Chief Security Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (‘ICANN’); and a director at Secure Computing Corporation. He is the founder of the Black Hat Briefings and DEF CON. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University, U.S.A.
Details regarding the Board of Directors may be found on the Group’s website at: http://www.richemont.com/about-richemont/corporate-governance/board-of-cfr-sa.html
Richemont owns a portfolio of leading international brands or ‘Maisons’ which are managed independently of one another, recognising their individuality and uniqueness. The businesses operate in four areas: Jewellery Maisons, being Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Giampiero Bodino; Specialist watchmakers, being A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin, as well as the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry joint venture and Other, being Alfred Dunhill, Chloé, Lancel, Montblanc as well as other smaller Maisons and watch component manufacturing activities for third parties. In addition, Richemont holds a 50% equity-accounted interest in the YOOX Net-A-Porter Group, a publicly traded company.
Richemont ‘A’ shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Richemont’s primary listing, and are included in the Swiss Market Index ('SMI') of leading stocks. Richemont South African Depository Receipts are listed in Johannesburg, Richemont’s secondary listing.