Ad hoc announcements pursuant to Art. 53 Listing Rules (LR)
Baar-Zug, Switzerland, 18 November 2015
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, is to nominate Michelle Felman as an Independent Board Member at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders on 11 May 2016. Ms. Felman, an American national, is based in New York and has almost three decades of experience in the real estate investment industry. She previously served as an Executive Vice President at Vornado Realty Trust, steering its growth from an initial market capitalization of USD 6 billion in 1997 to USD 28 billion in 2010. Her previous roles include six years as Managing Director, Global Business Development, at GE Capital.
Ms. Felman brings an in-depth understanding of the real estate market and related industries. Her extensive investment management experience will contribute to board-level initiatives focused on strengthening Partners Group's investment management capabilities and will support the continued build-out of the firm's global investment platform.
Dr. Peter Wuffli, Chairman of the Board of Directors, comments: "We are very pleased to propose Michelle as an Independent Member of Partners Group's Board of Directors. She will further strenghten our Board, and we will greatly benefit from her investment skills and real estate expertise, as well as her business acumen, entrepreneurial approach and strategic judgment."
Michelle Felman adds: "I am thrilled about this opportunity to apply my capability set and experience to a broader and more global platform. I came across Partners Group several years ago and continue to be impressed by the firm's dynamic development, its culture and its people. I look forward to contributing my distinctive perspective to the Board, particularly in the area of investment management."