2020 General Meeting of Shareholders

Extraordinary situation - no personal attendance by shareholders

On 16 March 2020, in connection with the spread of coronavirus, the Federal Council declared that an ‘extraordinary situation’ now exists in Switzerland in terms of the Epidemics Act and laid down measures for the protection of the population in the Ordinance on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Ordinance 2).

In accordance with Art. 6a para 1 of COVID-19 Ordinance 2, the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank has decided that shareholders may exercise their rights at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Swiss National Bank held on 24 April 2020 exclusively through independent proxy voting. Shareholders therefore cannot attend the Annual General Meeting in person and votes can only be cast via the independent proxy.

Shareholders will be personally informed in a letter dated 2 April 2020.

Financial report and report of the Audit Board

The financial report and the report of the Audit Board can be accessed on www.snb.ch and will be available at the SNB's Berne and Zurich offices from 2 April 2020. It can be ordered in writing or electronically via the ShareCommService AG online platform.

Notifications

The invitation to the General Meeting of Shareholders and notifications to shareholders are communicated by letter to the addresses listed in the share register and by means of a one-off publication in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (art. 28 NBA).