Barbara Kessler joins the Board of Directors of SIX Group Ltd

Zurich, (PresseBox) - The SIX Group Ltd general meeting has voted Dr Barbara Kessler as issuer representative onto the Board of Directors. She replaces Ruth Metzler-Arnold, who has stepped down from her position on the Board of Directors of SIX Group Ltd.

At the SIX Group Ltd general meeting, which took place on 26 May 2011, Barbara Kessler was voted as issuer representative onto the Board of Directors of SIX Group Ltd. After completing her degree from St. Gallen, Barbara Kessler wrote her doctorate in Vienna before studying to become a Swiss certified tax expert. After various management positions at Arthur Andersen and Zurich Financial Services, she joined Novartis in 2003, where she is Head of Group Tax and Insurance.

With the appointment of Barbara Kessler as issuer representative, Ruth Metzler-Arnold steps down from her position on the Board of Directors of SIX Group Ltd. She has sat on the Board of Directors since 2008 and was also a member of the Audit Committee. The Board of Directors of SIX Group Ltd would like to thank her for the considerable contribution she has made towards the development of SIX Group Ltd.

SIX Group AG

SIX Group operates Switzerland's financial market infrastructure and offers on a global scale comprehensive services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial information and payment transactions. The company is owned by its users (150 banks of various size and orientation) and, with its workforce of approximately 3,700 employees and presence in 23 countries, generated 2009 an operating income in excess of 1.25 billion Swiss francs. www.six-group.com

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