31 Oct 2014
Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

2014 Annual General Meeting and Board Renewal

Zurich / Switzerland, 31 October 2014

ARYZTA AG has this morning issued to its shareholders the Invitation and Agenda for its forthcoming Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) to be held on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Invitation and Agenda for the AGM are available at www.www.aryzta.com.

The Board of Directors proposes the election of Ms Annette Flynn as member of the Board of Directors. Biographical details are set out in the Invitation to the AGM, available at www.www.aryzta.com.

In addition, the Board of Directors proposes the re-election of Mr. Denis Lucey, Mr. Charles (Chuck) Adair, Mr. Brian J. Davy, Mr. Shaun B. Higgins, Mr. Owen Killian, Mr. Patrick McEniff, Mr. Andrew Morgan, Mr. Wolfgang Werlé and Mr. John Yamin as members of the Board of Directors. For further biographical information, please refer to ARYZTA’s website https://www.www.aryzta.com/about-aryzta/corporate-governance/board-of-directors.aspx.

In addition, the Board of Directors notes that Mr Götz-Michael Müller and Mr Hugh Cooney are not standing for re-election. The Board wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr Müller and Mr Cooney for their highly appreciated services during their term of office.

ARYZTA AG (‘ARYZTA’) is a global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery. ARYZTA is based in Zurich, Switzerland, with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. ARYZTA has a primary listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange and a secondary listing on the ISE Irish Exchange (SIX: ARYN, ISE: YZA).

ARYZTA is the majority shareholder (68.1%) in Origin Enterprises plc, which has a listing on the AIM in London and the ESM in Dublin (AIM: OGN, ESM: OIZ).


Paul Meade
Communications Officer
Tel: +41 (0) 44 583 42 00