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Senior Management Appointments

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UBS announces senior management appointments

Mark Branson, currently UBS's Chief Communication Officer, will become CEO of UBS Securities Japan Ltd, succeeding Simon Bunce, recently appointed Global Head of Fixed Income for UBS's Investment Bank. In his new role, reporting to Huw Jenkins, CEO, Investment Bank and Rory Tapner, Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific, Mark Branson will oversee the development of UBS's Investment Bank in Japan and coordinate UBS Group activities in one of the world's largest and most important financial services markets.

Tom Hill, currently Global Head of Equity Research, Investment Bank will succeed Mark Branson as Chief Communication Officer, reporting to Peter Wuffli, Group CEO. In his new role, Tom Hill will have firm-wide responsibility for managing UBS's communication with its stakeholders and for the UBS brand. Tom Hill will be based in Zurich.


CV's

Mark Branson

Chief Communication Officer

Member of the UBS Group Managing Board

Date of Birth

9 December 1968

Education

1990

MSc from University of Lancaster

1989

MA from Trinity College Cambridge

Professional History

Since 1998

UBS

1.7.02

Member of the Group Managing Board

2002

Chief Communication Officer

2001

Head of Group Communications

1999-01

Head of Investor Relations

1999

Group Strategic Analysis

Head of Business & Logistics Strategy

1998-99

Warburg Dillon Read, Operations Strategy

1997-98

Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC)

SBC Warburg Dillon Read (formerly SBC Warburg)

Operations strategy

1996-97

Credit Suisse Group Services (formerly CS Holding Services)

Tom Hill

Global Head of Equity Research

Member of the UBS Group Managing Board

Date of Birth

21 June 1962

Education

1983

Physics, Oxford University

Professional History

Since 1998

UBS

1.3.05

Member of the Group Managing Board

2001

Member of UBS-IB Board

2001

Global Head of Equity Research, UBS-IB

1996

Global Head of Sector Research and Market Strategy, WDR

1994

Head of Japan Equity, Research, SBC-Warburg

1991

Equity Research, UK, SG Warburg

1988

Equity Research, Japan, SG Warburg

1984

Graduate Trainee, Rowe & Pitman

Zurich / Basel, 15 September 2005
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