Carlo Gavazzi: New CEO for Automation Components

Corporate news announcement processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------- Steinhausen, May 19, 2009 - The Zug based electronics group has appointed Vittorio Rossi (51), Italian citizen, as new CEO of the Automation Components Business Unit. Mr Rossi will assume office on June 8, 2009, succeeding Alessandro Berlingieri, who has been acting CEO since November 2008. Vittorio Rossi graduated as electrical engineer from the Politecnico of Milan and developed his professional career during 20 years with the Siemens Group up to the position of CEO and chairman of Siemens Italy. In 2005, he became CEO of Gewiss SpA, a company active in electrical equipment and systems, listed on the Milan stock exchange. The board of directors of Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG expresses its appreciation to Alessandro Berlingieri for performing the role of acting CEO in the interim period. About Carlo Gavazzi: Carlo Gavazzi is a publicly quoted international electronics group (SWX: GAV) with activities in the design and marketing of electronic control components for factory and building automation. Please visit our website: www.carlogavazzi.com For further information please contact: Felix Stöcklin Head of Corporate Communications Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG Phone +41 41 747 45 26 E-Mail felix.stoecklin@carlogavazzi.ch The press release can be downloaded from the following link: --- End of Message --- Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG Sumpfstrasse 32 Steinhausen WKN: 869279; ISIN: CH0011003594; Index: SPI, SPIEX, SSCI; Listed: Main Market in SIX Swiss Exchange;