– Corporate governance – Information policy
Sulzer Ltd reports on its order intake every quarter (media releases) and on its financial results every half-year. In each case, it also comments on the business performance and outlook. In addition, the company reports on important events on an ongoing basis (ad hoc publications). The reporting referred to in the compensation report (including the respective references to the financial reporting section) complies with the recommendations on the content of the compensation report as laid out in section 38 of annex 1 to the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance.
Key dates in 2022
- February 18: Annual results 2021
- April 6: AGM 2022
- April 6: Order intake Q1 2022
- July 29: Midyear results 2022
- October 26: Order intake nine months 2022
These dates and any changes can be viewed at www.sulzer.com/events. Media releases (sent via e-mail) can be subscribed to at www.sulzer.com/subscribe. Other information is available on the Sulzer website www.sulzer.com, or by contacting Investor Relations: https://www.sulzer.com/en/about-us/investors — Christoph Ladner, Head of Investor Relations, +41 52 262 30 22
Material changes between December 31, 2021, and the publication of this report
In November and December 2021, respectively, Sulzer announced that Peter Löscher and Gerhard Roiss will not stand for re-election at the 2022 AGM and that Suzanne Thoma will be proposed as successor to Peter Löscher as the Chairperson of the Board. At the same time, it was communicated that on February 18, 2022, CEO Greg Poux-Guillaume would step down as CEO and be replaced by Frederic Lalanne. Furthermore, also as announced in December 2021, Daniel Bischofberger will also leave Sulzer and Tim Schulten has succeeded him in the Executive Committee of Sulzer as of January 1, 2022. Finally, CFO Jill Lee will retire later in 2022. Group Treasurer Thomas Zickler has been named the internal successor.
General blackout periods
Generally, and regardless of whether any inside information exists or not, pursuant to Sulzer Ltd’s Securities Trading Regulation, the trading in Sulzer Ltd securities is prohibited for (a) the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, (b) any staff reporting to any member of the Executive Committee, (c) members of Group Finance, Group Planning and M&A, Group Communications and Investor Relations, and (d) any external advisors having access to inside information in connection with Sulzer Ltd’s financial reporting, during the following periods: (i) the periods starting on January 1 and July 1 until and including the trading day of the public releases of the respective full-year or half-year reports (if published prior to 7:30 a.m.) or the following trading day (if published between 5:40 p.m. and midnight) and (ii) the periods starting on April 1 and October 1 until and including the trading day of the public releases of the respective quarterly results (if published prior to 7:30 a.m.) or the following trading day (if published between 5:40 p.m. and midnight.
Under certain circumstances (in particular in case of personal hardship), the company may allow exceptions to a blackout period upon reasoned request by an employee, provided that such employee is not in possession of any inside information. Such exceptions must be issued in writing with a copy to the employee’s file.