Julius Baer Group appoints Georg Hess as Head Public Affairs

Friday, 19. February 2010 07:01
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Zurich, 19 February 2010 ---The Julius Baer Group has appointed Georg Hess as
Head Public Affairs with effect from 1 October 2010. This newly created role is
designed to strengthen the company's dialogue with members of the political
arena, the economy and society.

The aim of the newly created function of Head Public Affairs is to build on and
enhance Julius Baer's existing public affairs work in order to strengthen its
dialogue with members of the political arena, the economy and society and to
actively contribute to decision-making processes. This includes the efforts of
the Executive Board and the Board of Directors to support the formation of
political opinion.

Georg Hess has many years of political experience. He has been a member of the
Cantonal Government of the Canton of Schwyz since 2000 and assumed the role of
President of the Government on 1 July 2008. He has managed its Finance
Department since 2002. Georg Hess announced his resignation from his political
posts on 9 February 2010. He will assume his new role at the Julius Baer Group
on 1 October 2010.

Raymond J. Baer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Julius Baer, stated: "We
are delighted that Georg Hess has agreed to join our company. He is a very
well-connected politician with an in-depth knowledge of the Swiss economic and
political landscape. With his support, we want to cultivate an even more active
dialogue with political decision-makers and to help shape the framework
conditions for the Swiss financial centre."

Julius Baer has 15 branches in Switzerland, including in Zurich, Geneva, Basel,
Berne, St. Moritz and Lausanne.


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About Julius Baer

Julius Baer is the leading Swiss private banking group, with an exclusive focus
on servicing and advising private clients. Julius Baer's total client assets
amounted to CHF 241 billion at the end of 2009, with assets under management
accounting for CHF 154 billion. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., the renowned
private bank with origins dating back to 1890, is the principal operating
company of Julius Baer Group Ltd., whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss
Exchange (ticker symbol: BAER) and form part of the Swiss Market Index (SMI),
which comprises the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss stocks.

Julius Baer employs a staff of over 3 000 in more than 20 countries and some 40
locations, including Zurich (head office), Buenos Aires, Dubai, Frankfurt,
Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Lugano, Milan, Moscow and Singapore.

For more information visit our website at www.juliusbaer.com


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Julius Baer Group Ltd.
Bahnhofstrasse 36; P.O. Box Zurich Switzerland

ISIN: CH0102484968;
Related Links: Julius Baer Gruppe AG
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