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UBS publishes Annual Report 2012
UBS's Annual Report 2012 and compensation report are available online from today at www.ubs.com/annualreporting
Zurich/Basel, 14 March 2013 – UBS's Annual Report for 2012 provides comprehensive information on the firm, its strategy, business, governance and financial performance. It contains both audited and unaudited information. It consists of five sections:
Operating environment and strategy: This section provides a description of UBS's strategy and business divisions, and the factors affecting UBS and its business model, including market climate, industry drivers, regulatory developments and risk factors. It also includes information about the regulatory structures applicable to UBS.
Financial and operating performance: This section outlines the performance of UBS Group and of each business division for the past two calendar years, as well as the performance of Corporate Center, which includes UBS's Group-wide shared services and control functions.
Risk, treasury and capital management: In addition to outlining the principles by which UBS manages and controls risk, this section covers developments during 2012 in the areas of credit risk, market risk, operational risk and treasury management including capital, liquidity and funding management. It also contains comprehensive quantitative and qualitative Basel 2.5 Pillar 3 annual disclosures, as well as information on UBS shares.
Corporate governance, responsibility and compensation: This section provides information about UBS's governance structure and sets out the guiding principles that govern compensation plans, as well as details of the compensation of senior management and the Board of Directors. It also discusses UBS's standards for corporate behavior and responsibility, outlines demographic trends in the firm's workforce and describes how personnel is managed and developed.
Financial information: This section comprises the audited consolidated financial statements of UBS Group for 2012 including comparative data for 2011 and 2010, prepared according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). It also contains the audited financial statements of UBS AG (the parent bank) for 2012 including comparative data for 2011, prepared according to Swiss Federal banking law. Additional disclosures required by Swiss and US regulations are included as appropriate.
UBS will also file its Annual Report for 2012 on Form 20-F today with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 20-F filing contains UBS's complete audited financial statements, in addition to other information, and will be available for viewing and downloading at www.ubs.com/sec-filings.
UBS's commitment to the environment
UBS encourages stakeholders to view these publications electronically. As part of our commitment to further reduce our environmental footprint including lowering our paper consumption, we moved to a subscription-based approach for our financial reporting products for the 2012 annual reporting cycle. This has resulted in an estimated paper saving for 2013 of over 25 million pages.
UBS Shareholder Portal
To strengthen its corporate governance, UBS has established an integrated shareholder portal (www.ubs.com/shareholderportal) which will be operational from the end of March 2013. UBS's registered shareholders will be able to use the portal to issue instructions for the exercise of their voting rights after having provided a written appointment of an independent proxy. The portal can also be used to download UBS shareholder publications, manage subscriptions, update personal details and view shareholdings and voting rights.
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