The Board of Directors of GAM Holding AG (“GAM”) received a request to put items on the agenda for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (“AGM”), scheduled for 27 April 2017, from RBR Strategic Value Ltd, Cayman Islands, that holds 2.1% of GAM shares, acting on its own and on behalf of two other RBR funds (collectively “RBR”).
RBR proposes the election of Kasia Robinski, William Raynar and Rudolf Bohli as members of the Board of Directors and the election of Kasia Robinski as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, RBR proposes the election of Kasia Robinski and William Raynar as members of the Compensation Committee.
The Board of Directors will consider RBR’s candidates and communicate its proposals and recommendations regarding the composition of the Board of Directors in due course.
GAM will be publishing its 2016 annual results on 2 March 2017 along with an update on its strategic initiatives.
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GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. The company provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors under two brands: GAM and Julius Baer Funds. The core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include management company and other support services to third-party asset managers. GAM employs about 1,000 people in 12 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano. The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network.
Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and is a component of the Swiss Market Index Mid (SMIM) with the symbol ‘GAM’. The Group has assets under management of CHF 119.1 billion (USD 122.9 billion) as at 30 September 2016.