9. Information policy

Guidelines for investor relations: The HOCHDORF Group maintains open and ongoing communication with shareholders, potential investors and other stakeholder groups. The aim is to provide timely, up-to-date, and transparent information about the company, its strategy and business development, and to offer a truthful picture of the past and current performance of the HOCHDORF Group and its outlook for the future. This picture is intended to reflect the current assessment of the Group by the Board of Directors and the Group Management.

In keeping with regulations prescribed by the SIX Swiss Exchange, the HOCHDORF Group publishes a comprehensive Annual Report that includes the business activities, Corporate Governance, Remuneration Report and financial reporting that is generated and audited in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER. Moreover, a half-year report is prepared in accordance with Swiss GAAP FER guidelines. In addition, press releases about events relevant to the stock exchange, such as acquisitions, minority or majority investments, joint ventures and alliances, are published in accordance with the ad-hoc publicity guidelines.

The CEO, the CFO and the Head of Corporate Communications are responsible for communication with in­vestors. During the course of the year, this group meets with institutional investors, presents its results and conducts road shows. The HOCHDORF Group uses the Internet to provide information speedily, simultaneously and consistently. The Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce is the publication medium of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd.

Press releases and investor information are available under the following link:

Moreover, shareholders and others who are interested in the HOCHDORF Group can subscribe to a newsletter. This newsletter provides ad-hoc notifications and press releases:

Further information on the Group is available online at www.hochdorf.com. Reports to the SIX Exchange Regulation about shareholdings that exceed the reportable voting right limits can be found on the following Internet page: https://www.six-exchange-regulation.com/en/home/publications/significant-shareholders.html.

In 2016, HOCHDORF Holding Ltd underwent various reportable shareholding changes.

Contact for investor relations:

HOCHDORF Holding Ltd, Investor Relations, Siederei­strasse 9, CH-6281 Hochdorf, tel: +41 41 9146562,
e-mail: ir@hochdorf.com.

The Annual General Meeting will take place on 5 May 2017. Shareholders recorded in the share register will receive an invitation to the Annual General Meeting by mail.

The next business results (half-year results 2017) will be published on Thursday, 17 August 2017.