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 2021. The same applies to references to clauses in regulations and instructions.

Following the announcement on 3 February 2020 that CEO André Schnidrig had fallen ill, Jens Alder assumed the role of Delegate of the Board of Directors. On 22 September 2020, Alpiq announced that the Board of Directors had appointed Antje Kanngiesser as the new CEO with effect from 1 March 2021. As of this date, Jens Adler relinquished the role of Delegate of the Board of Directors and focused on the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

On 18 November 2021, the Board of Directors acknowledged Jens Alders’ resignation as member and Chairman of the Board of Directors at 31 December 2021 subject to the election of Johannes Teyssen as a new member and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1 January 2022, at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 9 December 2021. On 9 December 2021, Alpiq announced that Johannes Teyssen had been elected as a new member of the Board of Directors at the Extraordinary General Meeting with effect from 1 January 2022.

At 31 December 2021, the Alpiq Group’s management structure comprises the three operational business divisions of Switzerland, International and Digital & Commerce. The Group Centre consists of the functional divisions Financial Services and Corporate Services as well as the functional units Human Resources, Communications & Public Affairs and Risk Management, all of which report directly to the CEO.

At 31 December 2021, the parent company Alpiq Holding Ltd., domiciled in Lausanne, Switzerland, had 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 2021:

Shareholder

Stakes in %

EOS Holding SA

33.33

Schweizer Kraftwerksbeteiligungs-AG

33.33

EBM (Genossenschaft Elektra Birseck) 1

19.91

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 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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