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Christoph Franz to become new Roche chairman

Staff writer |
Basel, Switzerland - September 17, 2013, Basel, Switzerland - F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd will propose Christoph Franz to be elected as chairman of the board at the forthcoming annual shareholders meeting on March 4, 2014.

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Mr. Franz is thus nominated to succeed Franz B. Humer, who announced at the last shareholder meeting that he would not be standing for re-election.

Mr. Franz will not renew his contract as CEO of the Lufthansa Group, which expires on 31 May 2014. Mr. Franz has been Lufthansa chairman and CEO since January 1, 2011.

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