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Annual General Meeting of Private Equity Holding AG Proposals by the Board of Directors

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Zug, June 10, 2014

Annual General Meeting of Private Equity Holding AG

Proposals by the Board of Directors 

Continuing the distribution policy of the last four years, the Board of Directors proposes to the general assembly a payment of CHF 2.50 per share out of paid-in capital, representing an increase of CHF 0.25 compared to 2013; this form of distribution is generally tax-exempt for individuals domiciled in Switzerland.

Furthermore, the Board of Directors proposes the cancellation of 325'000 treasury shares that have been acquired over the past year and the corresponding reduction of the share capital.

Additionally, the Board of Directors proposes to create authorised and contingent capital in order to increase flexibility and enable the Company to benefit from market opportunities when they arise.

The Board of Directors also proposes to include an opting-out clause in the Company's Articles of Association (exclusion from the obligation to make a public offer according to art. 32 SESTA); and to amend the Company's Articles of Association, in particular as requested by the "Ordinance against Excessive Compensation" OaEC.

Dr. Hans Baumgartner, Chairman of Private Equity Holding AG, Dr. Hans Christoph Tanner, Martin Eberhard and Bernhard Schürmann stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting 2014. In addition, the Board of Directors proposes Paul Garnett to be elected to the Board. Paul Garnett (born 1971) has been following Private Equity Holding AG for several years as portfolio manager for Ironsides Partners (London) and is an expert on investment companies and trusts.

The invitation to the Annual General Meeting and the Annual Report 2013/2014 will be published on June 12, 2014.


Private Equity Holding AG (SIX: PEHN), offers investors the opportunity to invest, within a simple legal and tax optimized structure, in a broadly diversified and professionally managed private equity portfolio.

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David Wetter, Investor Relations,, phone +41 41 726 79 80 or