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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.
  2. Ecological business practices are important to Swiss companies. Key drivers for greater sustainability include entrepreneurial aspects such as cost savings and reputation enhancement. With regard to various stakeholder groups, companies feel committed to greater ecological awareness primarily because of their employees and clients – state regulations play only a minor role. Even when it comes to achieving environmental targets, companies prefer voluntary targets and education, and if there has to be state intervention, then market-based instruments and no bans or directives.
  3. UBS invites you to the presentation of its first quarter results on Thursday, 25 April 2019. They will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Martin Osinga, Global Head of Investor Relations ad interim, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.
  4. • In its latest report, UBS Global Wealth Management examines recession scenarios for the monetary union's economy and the euro. • ECB succession, Brexit and populism are all risk factors to be taken into account by investors, report warns. • Concentrated scenario risks are found in Italy, where potential credit downgrades loom, and Greece. Structural changes could have repercussions even in Germany, according to the findings. • In a severe recession scenario in the euro zone, safe haven currencies, such as the Swiss franc, could be exposed to massive inflows and thus gain significantly in value. A strong appreciation of the Swiss franc against the euro is likely to pose challenges for the insurance and pension fund sectors in particular.
  5. Digital platform will showcase the achievements of leading female economists.
  6. Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley are nominated for election to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG at the Annual General Meeting. Ann F. Godbehere and Michel Demaré will not stand for re-election after 10 years of Board membership. The UBS Group AG Board of Directors intends to propose to shareholders an ordinary dividend of CHF 0.70 per share for the financial year 2018, an increase of 8% compared with the previous year.

March 2019

  1. Employees are one of the most important elements in the success of a company. It is crucial to make a job attractive in order to recruit the best people. This means that the chosen occupational pension solution is an essential strategic HR management tool. Wrong decisions are often made, however, which usually end up having wide-ranging consequences and serious effects at a later stage for both companies and individuals. UBS has introduced a new guide that can help companies navigate their way through this issue.
  2. UBS’s Annual Report 2018 and Compensation Report available at www.ubs.com/annualreporting
  3. Thebarometer for SMEs fell from 1.29 points in October 2018 to 1.09 points inJanuary 2019, and for large companies from 1.03 points to 0.76 points over thesame period.

February 2019

  1. Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley to be nominated for election to the UBS Board of Directors at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. Ann F. Godbehere and Michel Demaré not standing for re-election after 10 years of Board membership.

January 2019

  1. Switzerland faces an increasingly uphill battle in the international competition for locations . For one thing, tax competition has picked up recently, largely owing to the tax cuts in the US. On top of that the economic environment has grown more difficult. Tax reform will help Switzerland position itself successfully in spite of these challenges.
  2. UBS delivered strong full-year 2018 results with reported profit before tax (PBT) up 19% year over year (YoY) to USD 6,373m and adjusted3 PBT up 2% to USD 6,445m.
  3. In the face of rising risks, the multi-family housing market has pushed the owner-occupied housing and the office space markets out of the spotlight.
  4. UBS invites you to the presentation of its fourth quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, 22 January 2019. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Martin Osinga, Head of Investor Relations ad interim, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.

December 2018

  1. UBS will increase the salaries for its employees in Switzerland, up to and including middle management, by an aggregate of 1.0%.