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Eglisau/Zürich, November 2, 2004
Dr. Willy Kissling, President of the Board of Directors of Forbo Holding AG, will make available his position at the next ordinary general assembly on 29 April 2005, as he has already announced to the Board earlier. The successor appointed by the Board of Directors is its former member Prof. Dr. Rolf Watter.
The Board of Directors has regretted at the last meeting having to accept the President’s decision to concentrate on his other mandates after having successfully switched the points at Forbo, and thanks Dr. Willy Kissling for his determined contribution to Forbo in a difficult time. At the beginning of the year, Dr. Kissling stood for President in a critical situation of the company. With the appointment of a new Group Leader and a review of the Group’s strategy, he laid the foundation of the Group’s successful alignment for the future. Willy Kissling has been a member of the Forbo Board of Directors since 1994.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Watter, the new President elected by the Board of Direc-tors has been a Board member since 1999. Watter, 46 years of age, is a partner of Zurich-based Lawyer’s office Bär & Karrer and a member of various boards of directors. He is also a Professor of Law at Zurich University and a member of the SWX listing body.
Forbo is a global producer of floor coverings, adhesives and belts for drive, process and transport purposes. The company has approximate-ly 5,600 employees and an international network of 30 production companies and 45 sales organisations in 30 countries.
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