People Moves: Credit Suisse shareholders approve the appointment of two new Board members
Press Release - At today's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Credit Suisse Group AG, shareholders approved all the proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. Axel Lehmann and Juan Colombas were both newly elected to the Board of Directors for a term until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.
With a majority of 98.87%, Axel Lehmann was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors. He will also become the new Chair of the Risk Committee, succeeding Richard Meddings, who has held this role on an ad interim basis in addition to being Chair of the Audit Committee. Juan Colombas was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors with a majority of 98.75%. Shareholders also elected him as a new member of the Compensation Committee as proposed by the Board of Directors.
In light of the continuing exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EGM was held in accordance with the requirements of Ordinance 3 of the Swiss Federal Council regarding measures on combatting the Coronavirus, without the personal attendance of shareholders.
António Horta-Osório, Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented:
"I am delighted that shareholders have supported our proposals in electing both Mr. Lehmann and Mr. Colombas to the Board of Directors. With their extensive experience in risk management and their profound knowledge of the financial services industry, they will help shape the bank's future strategic direction. Together, we will foster a culture that reinforces the key importance of strong risk management and personal responsibility and accountability. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank our shareholders for their continued trust and support."