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Frequently asked questions

UBS is headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland.

Information on UBS's corporate & executive bodies can be found in our corporate governance section.

UBS AG was founded on 29 June 1998 only after the merger of Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corporation. But its many roots go back much further. Our "History" pages show the history of UBS AG and its predecessor banks and presents a selection of the most important dates and events.

The name 'UBS' came from one of our predecessor firms - the Union Bank of Switzerland. However, just like other prominent brands which used to be an abbreviation of a company name, UBS is no longer considered an acronym.

UBS is committed to meeting the highest international standards of corporate governance and responsibility. For more information, please view the "Corporate responsibility" and "Corporate governance" sections of our website.

The financial report contains information on UBS's significant subsidiaries & associates as well as the "Group structure" section of our corporate governance site.

Please use the UBS Location Finder to find address, telephone number or opening hours of over 1000 branches worldwide.

For details of UBS's long term ratings, please see the 'Ratings' page in the "Corporate information" section.