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March 22. 2016

Annual Results 2015: Solid performance in demanding environment

Zurich, March 22, 2016. – The Conzzeta Group returned an operating result (EBIT) of CHF 80.8 million for 2015 in a challenging operating environment. The EBIT margin was 7.1%. Net revenue on a comparable basis amounted to CHF 1140.8 million, 1.7% up on the previous year. Overall, the result was in line with expectations since marked exchange rate fluctuations had required measures to cushion adverse sales and profitability effects already in early 2015. During the year, further steps were taken as planned to continue the transformation of the Conzzeta Group and to lay important foundations for future growth.


August 17. 2015

Michael Willome to become new CEO of Conzzeta

Zurich, August 17, 2015. – The Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG has appointed Michael Willome as the new CEO of Conzzeta AG. Previous acting CEO Ernst Bärtschi will once more devote himself exclusively to his responsibilities as Chairman of the Board of Directors.


August 12. 2015

Half-Year Report at June 30, 2015: Stable revenue and improved result

Zurich, August 12, 2015. - The Conzzeta Group generated net revenue of CHF 544 million in the first half of 2015, 1.9% lower than the previous year (CHF 554 million). The operating result reached CHF 36.5 million, corresponding to an EBIT margin of 6.6%.


June 22. 2015

Conzzeta shareholders decide in favor of share split and approve spin-off of the real estate business

Zurich, June 22, 2015. – At today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Conzzeta AG, the shareholders voted in favor of all the proposals of the Board of Directors. The motions approved included the spin-off of the Real Estate business unit, which passed to the newly formed PLAZZA AG. The shareholders elected Markus Kellenberger as Chairman and Lauric Barbier, Martin Byland, Jacob Schmidheiny and Dominik Weber as members of the Board of Directors of PLAZZA AG. PLAZZA AG’s 'category A' registered shares will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange as of June 26.


June 18. 2015

Publication of listing prospectus for PLAZZA AG: Prospective date for IPO: June 26

Zurich, June 18, 2015. – The listing prospectus for the initial public offering of PLAZZA AG is published today. The shareholders of Conzzeta AG will vote on the spin-off of the Real Estate business unit on June 22. It is expected that the business will be listed as an independent company, PLAZZA AG, on the SIX Swiss Exchange on June 26.


April 14. 2015

Spin-off of Plazza Immobilien business unit: Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on June 22, 2015

Zurich, April 14, 2015. – Conzzeta AG's Board of Directors confirmed today the proposal to spin off the Real Estate business unit; the unit will be incorporated in Plazza AG, which is to be newly formed. At the same time, the Conzzeta shares will be split in a ratio of 1:4. Conzzeta's Board of Directors has fixed June 22, 2015 as the date for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.


March 26. 2015

Annual Results 2014: Conzzeta continues its transition

Zurich, March 26, 2015. – Conzzeta AG increased EBIT to CHF 104.3 million on constant revenues. On an adjusted basis, EBIT improved by 9,1% to CHF 93.4 million. The comparable EBIT margin was 7.7%.


March 26. 2015

Spin-off and stock market listing of Plazza

Zurich, March 26, 2015. – The Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG has announced concrete measures relating to the decision in principle on the spin-off and stock market listing of the Real Estate business unit.


February 02. 2015

Conzzeta's CEO resigns

Zurich, February 2, 2015 – Conzzeta's Board of Directors and the group's CEO Robert Suter have decided to part company by mutual agreement. Chairman of the Board of Directors Ernst Bärtschi will lead the Group Executive Board on an interim basis and together with the business unit heads will continue to pursue the group's new strategic direction.


September 01. 2014

Successful conclusion of the rights offering

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September 1, 2014. The rights offering to public shareholders of Conzzeta AG was successfully concluded on August 29.


August 13. 2014

Half-Year Report at June 30, 2014: Conzzeta with higher revenue and earnings

Zurich, August 13, 2014 – The Conzzeta Group generated net revenues of CHF 554 million in the first half of 2014, corresponding to growth of around 3%. The operating result was CHF 28.3 million, giving an EBIT margin of 4.9%.


August 04. 2014

Rights offering for new shares to launch on August 14

Zurich, August 4, 2014 – Conzzeta AG announces final details of the timing of the rights offering for the new Conzzeta shares. Trading in subscription rights to the 'category A' registered shares is set for August 14 to 28 on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


July 21. 2014

Conzzeta sells Automation Systems business unit

Zurich, July 21, 2014 – Conzzeta AG is selling its automation business ixmation to BBS Automation GmbH. The executive boards of both companies signed a corresponding agreement on Friday (July 18). Through the sale, Conzzeta AG is divesting itself of a business unit that had incurred losses in the past. BBS Automation has many years’ experience with complex automation projects and ixmation represents an expansion of its international network.


May 26. 2014

Barbara Senn appointed to the Group Executive Board

Zurich, May 26, 2014 – The Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG has appointed Barbara Senn, General Counsel of Conzzeta AG, to the Group Executive Board.


March 26. 2014

Annual Results 2013: Conzzeta records substantial increase in profits

Zurich, March 26, 2014 – Conzzeta AG increased operating profit (EBIT) to CHF 87.7 million in the 2013 business year (previous year: CHF 55.3 million), corresponding to an EBIT margin of 7.3% of net revenues. Adjusted for special items related to the employee pension funds of CHF positive 4.1 million (CHF negative 12.7 million), the increase was 23%. EBIT therefore rose disproportionately to revenues, which came in 2.8% to CHF 1,194.0 million (CHF 1,161.5 million). At the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose a capital reduction instead of a dividend, with a payout of CHF 90 per bearer share and CHF 18 per registered share.


March 26. 2014

Realignment in the shareholder structure of Conzzeta AG: Merger of Conzzeta AG and Tegula AG

Zurich, 26 March 2014 – Conzzeta AG and its majority shareholder Tegula AG are setting the course for the long-term development of the company. The Board of Directors of Conzzeta is proposing to acquire Tegula, which holds 82% of the voting rights and 74% of the share capital. Conzzeta shareholders will vote on this proposal at an Extraordinary General Meeting on June 13, 2014. Within the scope of the acquisition, the Tegula shareholders will be allotted the Conzzeta shares previously held by Tegula; they will also receive new Conzzeta shares to be created as a credit against the cash contribution. The newly created shares will subsequently be offered to public shareholders in proportion to their holding and on identical terms. A majority group from within the circle of Tegula shareholders will continue to assume responsibility for Conzzeta.


February 13. 2014

Changes in the Board of Directors

Zurich, 13 February 2014 – At the next Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose the election of Roland Abt and Urs Riedener to the board of Conzzeta AG, in addition to the candidature of Ernst Bärtschi, as already announced. Thomas Bechtler is not standing for re-election after 27 years’ service.


November 29. 2013

New Head of Glass Processing Systems business unit

Burghard Schneider will take over as Head of the Glass Processing Systems business unit (Bystronic glass) on February 1, 2014.


October 03. 2013

Board of Directors proposes Ernst Bärtschi as new Chairman of Conzzeta AG

Zurich, October 3, 2013 - After 30 years in office, Jacob Schmidheiny is to step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG at the next General Meeting. The Board of Directors is proposing that shareholders elect Ernst Bärtschi as his successor.


August 14. 2013

Half-Year Report at June 30, 2013: Revenue and result at previous year’s level

Zurich, August 14, 2013 – The Conzzeta Group generated net revenues of CHF 537.7 million in the first half of 2013, up 1.7% on the previous year. The operating result rose to CHF 27.0 million, corresponding to an EBIT margin of 4.8%.


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