Changes after the balance sheet date

Between 1 January 2018 and the editorial deadline on 22 February 2018, the following changes occurred.

On 31 January 2018, GF announced the acquisition of 100% of Precicast Industrial Holding SA, the Swiss-based precision casting specialist. In order to better reflect its portfolio evolution, the division GF Automotive will, upon closing expected for the first quarter of 2018, be renamed GF Casting Solutions.

Precicast generated in 2017 sales of approximately CHF 120 million with a workforce of 730 employees in Switzerland and Romania. Closing is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.

Between 1 January 2018 and the editorial deadline on 22 February 2018 four disclosure notifications were filed relating to the BlackRock Group, held directly or indirectly by BlackRock Inc., New York (USA), stating that the shareholdings are over 5%. Disclosure notifications pertaining to shareholdings in Georg Fischer Ltd that were filed with Georg Fischer Ltd and the SIX Swiss Exchange are published on the latter’s electronic publication platform and can be accessed via the following link: