26 Nov 2015
Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Announcement by ARYZTA AG regarding Management Changes

Zurich / Switzerland, 26 November 2015

ARYZTA announces that Hilliard Lombard, CEO Europe / APAC, has decided to pursue other interests and will leave the group, effective 31 January 2016.

Following Hilliard’s departure, Dermot Murphy MD ARYZTA Food Solutions and Frank Kleiner MD European/APAC Bakeries will report directly to the CEO and operationally to the COO ARYZTA AG.


ARYZTA CEO, Owen Killian, commented:-

“I want to recognise Hilliard and acknowledge his invaluable contribution to ARYZTA.  Hilliard has been instrumental in making ARYZTA a stronger, better and more relevant business.  Hilliard joined ARYZTA 11 years ago in 2004 to lead our tax function.  He rapidly extended his reach to provide thought leadership and play a key role in Investor Relations, acquisitions and organization development.  He has been a passionate advocate of best practices and process optimization.  We wish Hilliard and his family all the best in the future.”


Hilliard Lombard commented:-

‘It has been a privilege to work at ARYZTA.   ARYZTA is a great company with very talented people. Under the passionate and visionary leadership of Owen Killian, ARYZTA has become an international player of scale in speciality food. It has been great to have played a part in that transformational journey.   So, thank you again everyone. I look forward to continued friendship with Aryzta and its people in the years ahead.’



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).


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