The Board of Directors and Group Executive Board attach very great importance to good Corporate Governance. In the interest
of shareholders, customers, business partners and employees, the principles of Corporate Governance ensure the necessary transparency and a healthy balance of management and control.
The structure of the following Corporate Governance report follows the Directive on Information relating to Corporate Governance published by the SIX Swiss Exchange AG (DCG). All figures apply to 31 December 2018, unless otherwise stated.