Elisabeth Bourqui has decided to resign from the Board of Directors of Swiss Prime Site AG as at 23 April 2018. She will assume the position of Chief Operating Investment Officer at California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) in mid-May 2018.
Elisabeth Bourqui had been a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Prime Site AG since April 2016. She provided wide-ranging know-how and impetus to the Board of Directors and was also a member of the Audit, Nomination and Compensation Committees. Her broad expertise in various topics such as pensions, finance and accounting was of great value for Swiss Prime Site.
Elisabeth Bourqui is resigning as member of Swiss Prime Site AG’s Board of Directors to avoid any potential conflicts of interest due to CalPERS investment in Swiss Prime Site and to adhere with the pension fund’s policies.
The entire Board of Directors of Swiss Prime Site regrets Elisabeth Bourqui's resignation and thanks her for her excellent work and commitment over the past two years. Hans Peter Wehrli, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Prime Site: «On behalf of my colleagues on the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Elisabeth for her highly valuable contribution and wish her the very best in her important role at CalPERS.»
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Swiss Prime Site
Swiss Prime Site is Switzerland’s leading listed real estate company. The value of the Group’s high-quality portfolio exceeds CHF 10 billion and comprises value-retaining properties in prime locations, most of which incorporate office and retail space. Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG invests in first-class buildings and land. These activities, coupled with transformation and development projects encompassing entire large-scale sites, constitute Swiss Prime Site’s core business. The principal property in the Group’s real-estate-related business is Jelmoli – The House of Brands in Zurich, Switzerland’s leading premium department store. The store’s overall floorspace of 23 800 m2 is divided between Jelmoli formats and shop-in-shop concepts operated by third parties. As Switzerland’s largest and most significant integrated real estate services provider, the Group’s Wincasa division ideally complements Swiss Prime Site’s core business. Wincasa’s innovative service offering covers the entire property life cycle. The value of its assets under management is approximately CHF 66 billion. Tertianum, Switzerland’s leading service provider in the expanding assisted living for seniors field, further complements Swiss Prime Site’s business portfolio. At its more than 76 residential and care centres, Tertianum’s mission is to provide high-quality living accommodation which combines the autonomy senior residents want with the individual services, security, care and support they need. In 2017, the Group established Swiss Prime Site Solutions, an asset management company focusing on the real estate sector. This business field develops tailor made service solutions and investment products for third-party clients.
Swiss Prime Site is notable for its experienced management team, its high level of earnings continuity and its excellent risk/return profile. The company has been listed on SIX Swiss Exchange since 2000 and has a market capitalisation of some CHF 6 billion.
SIX Swiss Exchange / Symbol SPSN / Swiss securities number 803 838