Annual General Meeting 2005

Voting Results

Agenda

Yes

No

Abstention

1.

Annual Report, Group and Parent Company Accounts for 2004
Reports of the Group and Statutory Auditors

262'784'320

755'191

1'558'623

2.

Appropriation of retained earnings
Dividend for financial year 2004

264'008'685

295'150

660'076

3.

Discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board

260'660'858

1'500'360

1'397'415

4.

Elections

4.1.

Re-election of Board member

4.1.1.

Marcel Ospel

261'506'303

2'171'760

1'319'259

4.1.2.

Lawrence A. Weinbach

261'491'411

1'420'621

1'306'519

4.2.

Election of new Board members

4.2.1.

Marco Suter

260'741'588

2'831'301

1'236'687

4.2.2.

Peter R. Voser

262'609'844

981'118

1'288'277

4.3.

Re-election of Group and Statutory Auditors: Ernst &Young Ltd., Basel

263'042'250

943'178

670'156

5.

Capital reduction

5.1.

Cancellation of shares repurchased under the 2004/2005 share buyback program and respective amendment of Article 4 of the Articles of Association

262'691'499

853'557

962'677

5.2.

Approval of a new 2005/2006 share buyback program

262'140'322

1'364'309

1'025'730

Consultative vote on compensation
'Do you consider senior management's compensation (total amount paid to members of the Board of Directors and Group Executive Board) as appropriate?'

238'603'810

1'660'855

25'460'808

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