Stephan Schindler to Become New CFO of Bachem Group

Bachem has announced that Stephan
Schindler, currently the head of Finance & Control Switzerland at DSM Nutritional Products,
Kaiseraugst, will succeed Michael Hüsler as CFO of the Bachem Group in summer, later this
year.

Dr Rolf Nyfeler, CEO of Bachem, commented, “Michael Hüsler will leave the company by the
middle of this year in order to take up a new business challenge. We wish him all the best and
thank him for his strong commitment over the past four years.”

As new CFO, Stephan Schindler will become a member of the Bachem corporate executive
committee. Rolf Nyfeler emphasized, “In Stephan Schindler we have gained an experienced
colleague who brings along all prerequisites to support and shape the longer-term
development of our company and the continuing globalization of our business.”

Stephan Schindler, 45 years old, is currently in charge of Finance & Control Switzerland at DSM
Nutritional Products (formerly Roche Vitamins) in Kaiseraugst. Over the past few years
he was actively involved in the spin-off of F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s vitamin business, in
building up finance and accounting of the new company, and in their subsequent integration
into DSM.

Stephan Schindler began his business career in informatics. In 1991 he took over his first
management position as head of informations center at Patria Insurances in Basel. In parallel
he persistently pursued his extra-occupational studies in business economics. Following his
successful graduation with an emphasis on finance and control, he joined the corporate
finance department at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. From 1997 up to his move into the
vitamins division, he headed the company’s credit management and intercompany
reconciliation department. In the context of his continued further education, Stephan Schindler
will complete an international MBA programme Zurich/Boston in the course of this year.

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