Press Release: GAM Holding AG announces changes in the Board of Directors

01.03.16 07:00
Dow Jones Newswires

Press Release: GAM Holding AG announces changes in the Board of Directors

GAM Holding AG / GAM Holding AG announces changes in the Board of
Directors . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

-- Daniel Daeniker will not stand for re-election at the upcoming Annual
General Meeting

-- Nancy Mistretta, Ezra S. Field and Benjamin Meuli are nominated for

Daniel Daeniker decided not to stand for re-election to the Board of
Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for 27
April 2016. Daniel Daeniker has been a member of the Board since 2010
and served most recently as its Vice Chairman and a member of the
Compensation Committee and of the Governance and Nomination Committee.

The Board proposes to elect Nancy Mistretta, Ezra S. Field and Benjamin
Meuli to the Board of Directors at the upcoming AGM, subject to
customary regulatory approval. Johannes A. de Gier, Diego du Monceau and
Hugh Scott-Barrett will stand for re-election.

Nancy Mistretta is a former partner of Russell Reynolds Associates, an
executive search firm, where she worked from February 2005 until June
2009. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Nancy Mistretta was with
JPMorgan Chase and its heritage institutions for 29 years and served as
a Managing Director in Investment Banking from 1991 to 2005. Nancy
Mistretta is a director of Scotts Miracle-Gro, where she currently
chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. She
is also a director of the North American Holding Company of HSBC, where
she serves on both the Nomination and Governance Committee and the Audit
Committee. A resident of Bedford, New York, she is a graduate of Smith
College with a BA in Psychology. She is a US citizen.

Ezra S. Field is a Managing Director of Roark Capital Group, an
Atlanta-based private equity firm. Prior to joining Roark, Ezra Field
was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a
lead role in all aspects of the firm's investing activities. Ezra Field
was previously also an Adjunct Professor at Pace Law School, where he
taught Mergers & Acquisitions. Before joining ACI Capital in 2001, Ezra
Field was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. From 1998 to 1999, he
served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ralph K. Winter, then Chief Judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ezra Field
received a BA (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Columbia
Business School and a JD from Columbia Law School. He is a US citizen.

Benjamin Meuli is the Chief Investment Officer at XL Group, a position
he has held since 2015. Between 2009 and 2015, he was the Chief
Financial Officer and member of both the Group Executive Committee and
the Board of Directors of Catlin Group Ltd. Benjamin Meuli was the Chief
Investment Officer and a member of the Executive Board at Swiss Re
between 2004 and 2008. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he was a Managing
Director at Morgan Stanley with responsibility for coverage of large
multinational insurance groups. He started his career at JPMorgan, where
he spent 20 years in a variety of roles mostly in investment banking.
Benjamin Meuli received an MA in politics, philosophy and economics from
Worcester College, Oxford and an MSc in agricultural economics from
Oxford University. He is a Swiss and UK citizen.

Johannes A. de Gier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: "On
behalf of the full Board of Directors I would like to thank Daniel
Daeniker for his invaluable contribution to the Board and his impact in
the evolution of the company over the past six years. We look forward to
welcoming Nancy Mistretta, Ezra Field and Benjamin Meuli. Their
experience and diverse backgrounds will be a great addition to our Board,
and we are delighted that they have agreed to stand for election at our
next AGM."

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About GAM

GAM is one of the world's leading independent, pure-play asset managers.
The company provides active investment solutions and products for
institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors under two
brands: GAM and Julius Baer Funds. The core investment business is
complemented by private labelling services, which include management
company and other support services to third-party asset managers. GAM
employs over 1,000 people in 11 countries with investment centres in
London, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano. The investment
managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network.

Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and is
a component of the Swiss Market Index Mid (SMIM) with the symbol 'GAM'.
The Group has assets under management of CHF 119.0 billion (USD 119.2
billion) as at 31 December 2015.

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Source: GAM Holding AG via Globenewswire


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GAM Holding AG

Hardstrasse 201 Zürich Switzerland

ISIN: CH0102659627;

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