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Two directors to join Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Credit SuisseCredit Suisse announced that Alexandre Zeller and Peter Derendinger will join the board of directors of the Swiss legal entity Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. as external members.

Mr. Zeller will become Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. on October 1, 2016, and will step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX Group Ltd. at the end of September 2016.

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Mr. Zeller has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX Group since May 2013.

After completing his studies at the University of Lausanne (Business Administration) and the Harvard Business School in Boston (Advanced Management Program), he then worked in International Operational Audit at Nestlé in Vevey from 1984 to 1987.

He subsequently held various functions at Credit Suisse in Zurich up to 2002, during which time he was appointed to the Executive Board of Private Banking Switzerland in 1999.

After working as CEO of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in Lausanne from 2002 to 2008, he then moved to HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) in Geneva, where he worked up until 2012 as CEO, Country Manager Switzerland, and Regional CEO Global Private Banking EMEA.

Since 2012, Mr. Zeller has held mandates as a professional board member with various companies and foundations in Switzerland.

Dr. Derendinger, founder and CEO of Alpha Associates Ltd., will be appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and it is intended that he will take on the role of Chairman of its Risk Committee.

Prior to the founding of Alpha Associates in 2004, Dr. Derendinger spent a year managing the operating business of Swiss Life Private Equity Partners, which was then acquired by Alpha Associates as part of a spin-out with effect from April 1, 2004.

Dr. Derendinger holds a doctorate in law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as an LL.M. from the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago.

After an earlier career as an attorney, Dr. Derendinger joined Credit Suisse Group in 1989, where he then held various management positions until the end of 2001.




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