Basel, March 9, 2016

New Members nominated to the Board of Directors of Dufry AG

Dufry AG announces that its Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2016, Ms. Heekyung (Jo) Min and Ms. Claire Chiang for election as new Board members. Two current Board members, Mr. James Cohen and Mr. Lucas Melo, have informed the company that they will not be available for re-election after the end of their current term on April 28, 2016 for personal reasons. All other current Board members are proposed for re-election.

Ms. Heekyung (Jo) Min


Ms. Min holds an undergraduate degree from Seoul National University and obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Graduate School of Business. She has many years of diverse management and leadership experience and currently serves as Executive Vice-President at CJ Corporation, a publicly-listed multi-industry Korean conglomerate, with travel retail operations. Ms. Min is also serving on the Boards of a number of Asian companies and associations.


Ms. Claire Chiang


Ms. Chiang holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Singapore as well as a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong. She has many years of international retail experience, being the founder and Managing Director of Banyan Tree Gallery, the travel retail arm of the publicly-listed Banyan Tree Group. Ms. Chiang also has broad Board level experience in a number of Asian companies and associations and was a Member of Parliament for the government of Singapore from 1997 to 2001.


Juan Carlos Torres Carretero, Dufry’s Chairman, stated: “We would like to thank Mr. Cohen and Mr. Melo for their commitment and dedication to the Dufry Group. Both have served Dufry with distinction and strongly contributed to the successful development of the company. Further, we are pleased to propose Ms. Min and Ms. Chiang for our Board of Directors. They have a significant management and leadership experience and will complement our Board in an ideal way, particularly in Asia where Dufry seeks to pursue new initiatives and take advantage of synergies stemming from its recent acquisitions.”


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