Following his election as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SAirGroup yesterday, Mr. Mario A. Corti, Chief Financial Officer of Nestlé S.A., has announced his resignation from his functions at Nestlé. Nestlé S.A. regrets losing its Chief Financial Officer and thanks him for his important contribution to the Group's success. Mr. Corti implemented numerous impulses and ideas and initiated far-reaching developments in his area. Nestlé nevertheless understands the circumstances which lead to his decision. In view of the difficult situation of SAirGroup, Nestlé will, in a spirit of friendly cooperation, do what it can to facilitate the transition. Nestlé also considers this a contribution to helping a renowned Swiss company in a critical situation.