The company's articles of incorporation stipulate that the terms of office of the members of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd are scheduled such that every year the term of office of approximately one third of the members expires. The Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd will be proposing to the Annual General Meeting on May 7, 2008 that Christine Binswanger and Robert F. Spoerry be elected to the company's most senior supervisory body to replace Willy R. Kissling and Gilbert J. B. Probst, who have opted not to stand for re-election. Board members Andreas von Planta and Erich Hunziker will be standing for re-election for a further three years.
Christine Binswanger, 44, Swiss national, holds a degree in architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. She has been a partner in the renowned firm of architects Herzog & de Meuron since 1994. Robert F. Spoerry, 53, Swiss national, holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Robert F. Spoerry is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mettler Toledo and was the company's CEO from 1993 to 2007. He currently has a seat on the boards of Sonova, Conzzeta and Schaffner Holding.
Willy R. Kissling has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1997. He held the office of Deputy Chairman from 2002 to 2005. Gilbert J. B. Probst was elected to the board in 1999. Both departing gentlemen have played an outstanding part in the activities of the Board of Directors and provided valuable contributions. The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee offer them their wholehearted thanks.
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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.
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