Item 4: Elections
The Board of Directors proposes that
4.1. Hans Peter Ming and Andreas Reinhart be re-elected for a four-year term of office;
4.2. ATAG Ernst & Young Ltd., Basel, be elected as Group and Parent Company Auditors for a one-year term of office.
The terms of office of Hans Peter Ming, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sika Finanz AG, Baar, and Andreas Reinhart, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volkart Brothers Holding Ltd., Winterthur, expire with effect from the AGM 2000. Both directors are standing for re-election.