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June 2019

  1. Pension promises from the AHV exceed its future income by about 170% of Swiss GDP. The reform projects Tax reform and AHV financing (TRAF) and AHV 21 notably improve AHV financing, but put a disproportionate burden on younger generations. Extending working careers within the context of more flexible retirement arrangements is the only measure that can stabilize AHV financing while not reducing the prosperity of any generation. Comprehensive public-sector accounting would increase transparency and improve the basis for policy decision-making.
  2. Both barometers (for large companies and for SMEs) improved slightly between January and April.
  3. • Planned joint venture will be first between a global banking group and a leading Japanese trust bank • Partnership combines UBS's wealth management expertise with SuMi Trust Holdings' comprehensive trust banking capabilities • Cross-referrals of UBS, SuMi Trust Holdings offerings set to begin by end-2019 • Co-branded entity aims to begin operations in 2021

May 2019

  1. The UBS Chief Investment Office GWM is publishing two studies: one on the luxury home market, and another on the vacation home market. The UBS Luxury Property Focus analyzes developments in the market for the most expensive homes in Switzerland. The UBS Alpine Property Focus examines the market for traditional vacation apartments in the Alps. The most expensive second home markets rank at the top of the luxury segment as well.
  2. UBS is bringing a newDigital Factory location in the up-and-coming Zurich-West district on stream,expanding the successful operating model of the Digital Factory. The newpremises will be home to up to 600 staff from more than 20 disciplines,developing new digital products on a cross-divisional basis.
  3. High net worth individuals and business owners globally are optimistic and looking for opportunities to invest as markets rebound in 2019, according to UBS Global Wealth Management's new quarterly Investor Sentiment survey.
  4. Shareholders confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and the members of the Board of Directors. They elected William C. Dudley and Jeanette Wong as new members of the Board. They approved the payment of an ordinary dividend of CHF 0.70 per share, an increase compared with the previous year. They approved the proposals relating to the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board and accepted the Compensation Report 2018. 1,254 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 2,174,560,674 votes.

April 2019

  1. UBS delivered resilient first-quarter 2019 results compared with a very strong prior-year quarter, which also benefitted from a USD 241m pension credit.