Changes to Board of Directors
17 JUL 2013
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA announces that Maître Dominique Rochat will not be standing for re-election to the Board of Directors at the Company’s next Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) for health reasons. The Board of Directors would like to thank Maître Rochat for his valuable contributions to the Group since his appointment in 2010 and wishes him a return to good health.
Compagnie Financière Richemont SA also announces the nomination of Maître Jean-Blaise Eckert for election to the Board of Directors at the next AGM, to be held on 12 September 2013. His appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at that meeting. Maître Eckert will serve as a Non-Executive Director and become a member of the Board’s Audit and Nominations Committees.
Maître Eckert has been a practising lawyer since 1991 and a Partner of Lenz & Staehelin since 1999, advising on national and international corporate, commercial and tax law. He serves on the Board of several Swiss companies, including Ladurée International SA and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) AG, and on the Board of several not-for-profit organisations, including Fondation pour la Musique et la Culture, Genève. He teaches in the Master programmes of the University of Geneva and of Lausanne. Maître Eckert is also a member of a number of Swiss and international professional organisations.
Further details regarding the Board of Directors may be found on the Group’s website.
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 and Van Cleef & Arpels; Specialist watchmakers, being Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, IWC, Baume & Mercier, Vacheron Constantin, Officine Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne and Roger Dubuis, as well as the Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry joint venture; the Montblanc Maison; and Other, being Alfred Dunhill, Chloé, Lancel and Net-a-Porter as well as other smaller Maisons and watch component manufacturing activities for third parties.
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.