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UBS se prépare à changer de dirigeants.

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Le Conseil d'administration d'UBS SA a pris connaissance de la décision de son président, Monsieur Alex Krauer, de renoncer à ses fonctions à compter de l'Assemblée générale ordinaire de 2001. Il propose aux actionnaires de désigner comme successeur Monsieur Marcel Ospel, Group Chief Executive Officer. Simultanément, le Conseil d'administration sera élargi sur le plan international.

Monsieur Alex Krauer, président du Conseil d'administration d'UBS SA a démissionné avec effet à compter de l'Assemblée générale de 2001. Il a justifié sa décision en déclarant: «Comme l'entreprise a achevé sa fusion avec succès, que sa situation financière est bonne et que ses orientations stratégiques sont prometteuses, le moment me semble venu de changer d'équipe dirigeante.»

Le Conseil d'administration proposera à l'Assemblée générale du 26 avril 2001 d'élire en son sein Monsieur Marcel Ospel, 50 ans, et de lui confier la présidence par la suite.

Il a désigné comme président du Directoire Monsieur Luqman Arnold, 50 ans, Group Chief Financial Officer. Celui-ci continuera de diriger le Corporate Center et restera donc directement responsable des fonctions financières ainsi que de la maîtrise du risque.

Pour mieux refléter le caractère international d'UBS et des activités du groupe à l'échelle du Conseil d'administration, il est proposé en outre à l'Assemblée générale de compléter celui-ci en élisant trois nouveaux membres, à savoir un Anglais, un Néerlandais et un Américain: Sir Peter Davis, 58 ans, CEO de J. Sainsbury plc., Londres, Johannes Antoine de Gier, 55 ans, ancien président et CEO de Warburg Dillon Read, Londres, et Lawrence Allen Weinbach, 60 ans, président et CEO d'Unisys Corporation, New York.

Zurich/Bâle, le 11 octobre 2000
UBS SA

Sir Peter Davis

Born: 23 December 1941
Education: Shrewsbury School, Qualified Chartered Institute of Marketing

Professional Experience:
since 1st March 2000: Group Chief Executive Officer of J Sainsbury plc, London
1995 Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc
1986 Chief Executive and Chairman of Reed International, Chairman of Reed Elsevier following the merger of Reed International with Elsevier
1976 J Sainsbury plc., Assistant managing director with responsibility for all buying and marketing operations
1965 Marketing and Sales Director Fitch Lovell Ltd.
1959 Marketing and sales positions General Foods Ltd. Banbury

Family: married, with two sons and one daughter


Johannes Antoine de Gier

Born: 24 December 1944
Education: University of Amsterdam, Law Degree (lic.iur.)

Professional Experience:
until March 1999: Chairman and CEO of Warburg Dillon Read 1980-1999 Swiss Bank Corporation / SBC Warburg / UBS AG 1998 CEO Warburg Dillon Read, Member of the Group Executive Board of UBS AG
1995 Chairman of SBC Warburg, Vice President of the Executive Committee of Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC)
1994 Member of the Executive Committee, Co-Head Division International and Finance
1991Member of the Group Executive Board of SBC, Global Corporate Finance
1988 Chief Executive SBC London
1980 Joined SBCI London as Executive Director
1973 Amro Amsterdam, Capital Markets, International Finance
1970 ABN Amsterdam, ABN Trust Company Curaçao
 
Family: married, with two children


Lawrence (Larry) Allen Weinbach

Born: 8 January 1940
Education: BS Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant

Professional Experience:
since September 1997: Chairman, President and CEO of Unisys Corporation
1961 - 1997 Anderson
1989 Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Anderson Worldwide
1987 Chief Operating Officer of Anderson
1983 Managing Partner of the New York office and Managing Partner for the metropolitan area
1981 Partner in charge of accounting audit practice in New York
1974 Managing Partner of Stamford, Connecticut, office
1970 Elected to partnership
1961 Joined audit staff of Andersen in New York after graduating from the Wharton School

Family: married, with three children

Sir Peter Davis

Born

23 December 1941

Education

Shrewsbury School
Qualified Chartered Institute of Marketing

Professional Experience

since 1st March 2000

Group Chief Executive Officer of J Sainsbury plc, London

1995

Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc

1986

Chief Executive and Chairman of Reed International, Chairman of Reed Elsevier following the merger of Reed International with Elsevier

1976

J Sainsbury plc. Assistant managing director with responsibility for all buying and marketing operations

1965

Marketing and Sales Director Fitch Lovell Ltd.

1959

Marketing and sales positions General Foods Ltd. Banbury

Family

married, with two sons and one daughter

Johannes Antoine de Gier

Born

24 December 1944

Education

University of Amsterdam, Law Degree (lic.iur.)

Professional Experience

until March 1999

Chairman and CEO of Warburg Dillon Read

1980 -1999

Swiss Bank Corporation / SBC Warburg / UBS AG

1998

CEO Warburg Dillon Read, Member of the Group Executive Board of UBS AG

1995

Chairman of SBC Warburg, Vice President of the Executive Committee of Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC)

1994

Member of the Executive Committee, Co-Head Division International and Finance

1991

Member of the Group Executive Board of SBC, Global Corporate Finance

1988

Chief Executive SBC London

1980

Joined SBCI London as Executive Director

1973

Amro Amsterdam, Capital Markets, International Finance

1970

ABN Amsterdam, ABN Trust Company Curaçao

Family

married, with two children

Lawrence (Larry) Allen Weinbach

Born

8 January 1940

Education

BS Economics, Wharton School of
the University of Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant

Professional Experience

since September 1997

Chairman, President and CEO of Unisys Corporation

1961 - 1997

Anderson

1989

Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Anderson Worldwide

1987

Chief Operating Officer of Anderson

1983

Managing Partner of the New York office and Managing Partner for the metropolitan area

1981

Partner in charge of accounting audit practice in New York

1974

Managing Partner of Stamford, Connecticut, office

1970

Elected to partnership

1961

Joined audit staff of Andersen in New York after graduating from the Wharton School

Family

married, with three children