Annual Report 2020

Corporate Governance

Group and shareholder structure

Alpiq is committed to transparent and responsible business management, and pursues sustainable corporate development. Transparency and fairness are ensured by effective management and controlling systems, an open information policy and ethical principles. Except where otherwise stated, all information given is at 31 December 2020. The same applies to references to clauses in regulations and instructions.

On 1 January 2019, the Chairman of the Board of Directors took over the operational management of Alpiq Holding Ltd. and the Alpiq Group in the role of Delegate of the Board of Directors. On 4 December 2019, the Board of Directors elected André Schnidrig as CEO of Alpiq Holding Ltd. from 1 January 2020. The disclosures made about the Delegate of the Board of Directors therefore apply by analogy to the CEO and vice versa.

As communicated on 3 February 2020, André Schnidrig was not able to carry out his role as CEO of Alpiq in the months following the appointment for health reasons. For this period, the Board of Directors again transferred the operational management of Alpiq to Jens Alder as Delegate of the Board of Directors on an ad interim basis. Michel Kolly took over the responsibilities of André Schnidrig in his role as Head of Digital & Commerce on an ad interim basis and represented the business division on the Executive Board. The Board of Directors appointed Michel Kolly as an ordinary member of the Executive Board and Head of the Digital & Commerce business division at 1 July 2020. On 22 September 2020, Alpiq announced the resignation of André Schnidrig as CEO with immediate effect. At the same time, it was announced that the Board of Directors had appointed Antje Kanngiesser as the new CEO. She will take up her position on 1 March 2021. Until then, Jens Alder will continue in his capacity as Delegate of the Board of Directors.

At 31 December 2020, the Alpiq Group’s management structure comprises the three operational business divisions of Generation Switzerland, Generation International and Digital & Commerce. The Group Centre consists of the Financial Services functional division and the functional units Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Communications & Public Affairs, Headquarter Operations and Risk Management, all of which report directly to the Delegate of the Board of Directors.

Organisation at 1 January 2021
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At 31 December 2020, the parent company Alpiq Holding Ltd., domiciled in Lausanne, Switzerland, had a share capital of CHF 331,103.64, divided into 33,110,364 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.01 each.

According to the share register, the following shareholders are registered at 31 December 2020:

Shareholder

Stakes in %

EOS Holding SA

33.33

Schweizer Kraftwerksbeteiligungs-AG

33.33

EBM (Genossenschaft Elektra Birseck) 1

19.90

EBL (Genossenschaft Elektra Baselland) 1

6.44

Eniwa Holding AG 1

2.12

Aziende Industriali di Lugano (AIL) SA 1

1.79

IBB Holding AG 1

1.12

Regio Energie Solothurn 1

1.00

WWZ AG 1

0.96

1 Consortium of Swiss minority shareholders

No cross-shareholdings exist.

The canton of Solothurn sold its shares in Alpiq during the reporting year. The three shareholder groups EOS Holding SA, Schweizer Kraftwerksbeteiligungs-AG and the consortium of Swiss minority shareholders each hold one-third of the Alpiq shares.

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