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Metalor welcomes Philippe Royer as the new Group CEO

Neuchâtel (Switzerland) – July 10, 2014

The Board of Directors of Metalor, the leading worldwide precious-metals refiner based in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), has appointed Philippe Royer, 52, French citizen, as the new CEO of the Group.

Philippe Royer has spent more than 20 years in the metal processing industry in operational positions, both in corporate and private equity environments, as Managing Director (Eurofoil), Business Unit President (VAW, Alcoa) and most recently during six years as Chairman and CEO of Manoir Industries, a leading supplier to the aerospace, petrochemical and energy markets.

He has been operating in Europe, North-America and Asia, and has successfully implemented several growth business plans, both organically through operational excellence and innovation, and externally through mergers and acquisitions.

In this role, Philippe Royer will replace Hubert Angleys, who has worked for Metalor for two and a half years, first as CFO, then as CEO of the Group.

“I would like to thank Hubert Angleys for his commitment and his contribution to the various modernization initiatives that have been developed throughout the Company. I am really delighted to have the opportunity to lead Metalor and my primary focus is to speed up and secure sustainable growth for the Group”, said Philippe Royer.

About Metalor Group

Metalor is a leading responsible player in the precious metals trade. Through its three business units (Refining, Advanced Coatings and Electrotechnics) Metalor serves customers on all continents in a variety of industry sectors, from Swiss watch manufacturers to Mexican electrical equipment suppliers. The Group’s core competencies are chemistry, metallurgy and the management and transformation of precious metals.

Since its creation in 1852, Metalor’s corporate culture has been founded upon honesty and integrity at all levels of the Company. Metalor’s primary objective is to create exceptional value for its customers, stakeholders and shareholders, within a culture of performance, innovation, trust, respect and ethics.

With subsidiaries all over the world, and more than 1700 employees, the Metalor Group is present in Europe, the United-States, South-America and Asia. In 2013, Metalor’s net sales amounted to CHF 337 million.

For more information about Metalor, you can visit our website at: www.metalor.com

You can also contact the Metalor Communications Department at: pr@metalor.com.

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