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Roger Barmettler appointed as Chief Financial Officer of VP Bank Group

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The board of directors of VP Bank has appointed Roger Barmettler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Group Executive Management, effective 1 March 2021.

Following a carefully managed selection process, Roger Barmettler has been appointed as CFO and member of the Group Executive Management of VP Bank, starting 1 March 2021.

Roger Barmettler is a seasoned financial expert with many years of experience in the banking industry and in finance. He has been Head of Group Finance at VP Bank since January 2020 and has been acting as CFO ad interim of VP Bank Group since June 2020. In that capacity, he has successfully guided the development of the Group’s finance department and carefully managed the bank’s finances.

Roger Barmettler

Roger Barmettler, born in 1972, is a proven banking specialist with a comprehensive track record. Prior to that role, Roger Barmettler had held various management positions in accounting, reporting and auditing at UBS and Credit Suisse since 2004. He started his career as an audit expert at KPMG Fides Peat in Zurich and Philadelphia. A Swiss citizen, Roger Barmettler holds a bachelor of science degree from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and he is a certified public accountant, qualified by the Zurich Chamber of Trustees. The appointment of Roger Barmettler by the Board of Directors of VP Bank is subject to the approval of the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA).

Dr Thomas Meier, chairman of the board of directors of VP Bank, offered the following remarks: “On behalf of the board of directors, I congratulate Roger Barmettler on his new role and wish him every success. Roger Bamettler qualified for the position of CFO in an externally supported selection process and the board of directors has confirmed the election of Roger Barmettler. The board is convinced that, thanks to his experience in the financial industry and his previous work as CFO ad interim, he is the right person to be the CFO of VP Bank Group.”

Paul Arni, CEO of VP Bank, had this to say: “I am delighted that Roger Barmettler, a highly qualified manager from our own ranks, will take over the duties of CFO. With his appointment, the Group Executive Management of VP Bank Group is now complete and I am looking forward to driving forward the implementation of Strategy 2026 together with my colleagues. In his new role, Roger Barmettler will play a key role in shaping the further development of the VP Bank Group. And, thanks to his specialist expertise and his winning personality, he will be a valuable addition to the Group Executive Management team”.

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