New Head of Glass Processing Systems business unit

Burghard Schneider will take over as Head of the Glass Processing Systems business unit (Bystronic glass) on February 1, 2014.   Burghard Schneider gained a doctorate at the Technical University of Munich in the field of machine construction with a focus on process optimization.

He gained his first experience in the glass industry through scientific cooperation projects. He then served for ten years in a number of leading positions at the German special glass manufacturer Schott AG. During this time, he opened up new markets for the company, in both technological and regional terms. Burghard Schneider currently works for the international Felss Group, which is active in machinery and systems engineering. Burghard Schneider, who is 47 years of age and a German national, will lead the Glass Processing Systems business unit from the Hamberg site.

André Brütsch, who currently heads Bystronic glass, is leaving the Group by mutual agreement to pursue a new challenge outside Conzzeta AG.

For further information please contact:

Christian Thalheimer, Head of Corporate Services

Phone +41 44 468 24 84

Conzzeta Group is an internationally active Swiss holding company with approximately 3,600 employees worldwide. Its activities are in the areas of machinery and systems engineering, foam materials, sporting goods, graphic coatings and real estate. Conzzeta's shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SWX:CZH).

600450 New Head of Glass Processing Systems business unit
Date: 2 December 2013

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