Directorate Change

Zurich, 23 December 2008 – ARYZTA AG, Zurich, has announced that Wolfgang Werl̩, Vice Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, is stepping down from his post and leaving the Board on 29 December 2008. Wolfgang Werl̩ is one of the architects of the merger between Hiestand Holding AG and IAWS Group plc in summer this year to form ARYZTA AG, the worldwide market leader for high quality bakery and convenience products. He is leaving the Board of Directors because of the heavy workload created by other international business commitments. 



Investor Enquiries:

Hilliard Lombard
ARYZTA AG
Tel: +41 (0) 44 583 42 00

Alex Money
Temple Bar Advisory
Media and Investor Relations Advisors
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7002 1080



Media Enquiries:

Aloys Hirzel
Hirzel. Neef. Schmid. Konsulenten 
Tel: +41 43 3444242

Hilliard Lombard
ARYZTA AG
Tel: +41 (0) 44 583 42 00

Alex Money/Lorna Ellen 
Temple Bar Advisory
Media and Investor Relations Advisors
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7002 1080




ABOUT ARYZTA
ARYZTA AG is a global leader in speciality bakery with geographic reach from North America through Europe to South East Asia and Australia. The Zurich-based company has a dual primary listing on the SWX Swiss and ISE Irish Exchanges (SWX: ARYN, ISE: YZA). ARYZTA is the majority shareholder (71.4%) in Origin Enterprises plc, which has a listing on the AIM in London and the IEX in Dublin (AIM: OGN, IEX: OIZ).