– 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 42 of the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance.
The announcements of the Company are published in the Swiss Official Journal of Commerce. In accordance with § 38 of the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors is at any time authorized to designate further publication organs. Notices to registered shareholders in those cases prescribed by law shall take place in writing to the shareholder’s address last known to the Company.
The address of the Company’s main registered office is at Neuwiesenstrasse 15, 8401 Winterthur.
Key dates in 2023
- February 20: Annual results 2022
- April 17: Order intake Q1 2023
- April 19: AGM 2023
- July 25: Midyear results 2023
- October 25: Order intake nine months 2023
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, 2022, and the publication of this report
Matthias Bichsel and Hanne Birgitte Breinbjerg Sørensen will not stand for re-election at the 2023 AGM. Furthermore, Armand Sohet and Torsten Wintergerste stepped down as members of the Executive Committee effective as of January 1, 2023, and January 6, 2023, respectively. Armand Sohet was succeeded by Haining Auperin as Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer and Torsten Wintergerste by Uwe Boltersdorf, Division President Chemtech. Jan Lüder started as Division President Flow Equipment as of January 1, 2023.
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.