Disclosure of holdings and request for agenda items from Veraison SICAV

Ad hoc media release in line with stock exchange directives

Flamatt, January 8, 2019

Disclosure of holdings and request for agenda items from Veraison SICAV

As per the release dated January 8, 2019, Veraison SICAV - Engagement Fond, Zurich, (Veraison) holds a 10.04% stake in Comet Holding AG.

 

The Board of Directors of Comet Holding also received a request for agenda items from Veraison on January 8, 2019. Veraison is proposing that Heinz Kundert be elected as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG at the next Annual General Meeting. Veraison is also proposing that Art. 8 para. 3 and Art. 9 para. 4 of the Articles of Association be amended as follows: The share capital required to convene Annual General Meetings to be reduced from 10% to 5%. Veraison is also proposing that the right to propose items for the agenda, which currently requires shareholders to hold shares with a par value of CHF 1 million and 10% of the share capital in line with legal provisions, be reduced to 3% of the share capital and the deadline for submitting requests for items to be included on the agenda be reduced from 45 to 35 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors will review the proposals made by Veraison.

 

As per its release dated December 6, 2018, the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG is proposing that Professor Christoph Kutter be elected as independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG at the Annual General Meeting. 

The Annual General Meeting of Comet Holding AG will be held on April 25, 2019, in the Berne region.

Contact
Ines Najorka
Corporate Communications
T +41 31 744 99 96

ines.najorka@comet.ch

 

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Comet Group
The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative Swiss technology company focused on the x-ray, radio frequency and ebeam businesses. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable customers in numerous industries to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions under the Comet, Yxlon and ebeam brands are in demand for applications such as non-destructive testing and security inspection, the coating and treatment of surfaces, and non-contact sterilization.

Based in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ more than 1,400 people worldwide, including over 500 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA, we maintain various subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.