News and Media - 2016

Leonteq announces estimated Key Results

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON), a leading independent provider of structured investment products and related services, today announced that it expects an estimated pre-tax profit of approx. CHF 17 million for the full year 2016. This reflects significantly lower revenues in the second half year, strategic investments in line with previous communication, as well as one-off costs. Leonteq confirms its 2020 targets announced at the Investor Day.

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Investor Day 2016

Leonteq’s Investor Day, where we focused on the findings of our strategic and organisational review and on respective initiatives, took place on Tuesday, 16 November 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. The event was hosted by CEO Jan Schoch and CFO Marco Amato.

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Referendum in Italy

25 March 2017 is a special date for the European Union (EU) that marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Italy ratified the agreement – thought of as the ‘birth certificate’ of the community of nations – in spring 1957. Yet on the eve of this important anniversary, the 28 member states of the now-expanded EU are encountering headwinds. Alongside the refugee crisis, Brexit represents an acid test for the Union. And just a few months after the British vote to leave the EU, another important referendum is rearing its head as the Italian electorate is called to vote on 4 December.

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Leonteq to strengthen its Executive Committee

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON), the independent technology and service provider for investment solutions, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Justin Arbuckle, Steven Downey and Jochen Kühn as new members of the executive committee, subject to FINMA approval. These appointments, which will significantly strengthen Leonteq’s management team, have been made in the context of the ongoing organizational and strategic review, which was announced with Leonteq’s half year results and details of which will be presented at the Investor Day on 16 November 2016.

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EXPERTISE OLD BANK - NEW BANK INDEX

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Frank Troise Leonteq’s MD of Digital Distribution (Asia), describes on CNBC Asia how investors, in light of a slowing Chinese economy, are watching the American consumer for guidance on Federal Reserve policy. In addition, Troise highlights the risks that the currency markets represent and in particular the Dollar/Yen trade which he categorizes as the “widow-maker.” He concludes by noting how Leonteq clients have recognized the disparity between traditional financial services firms (“old banks”) and the new Fintech upstarts (“new banks”). This disparity has become so pronounced that Leonteq clients have leveraged the company’s expertise to help create an “Old Bank – New Bank” Index.

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“TEQLABS” ̶ LEONTEQ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP

[ fintech techlabs ]

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON), the fintech provider for investment and pension solutions, announces the launch of its Teqlabs innovation lab facility in Singapore’s Central Business District at Asia Square. The innovation lab will foster its fintech research and development for the benefit of the financial services sector. The Singapore-based Teqlabs was opened in partnership with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB).

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Leonteq announces change in its Executive Committee

[ cfo | executive-committee | marco amato ]

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON), the independent technology and service provider for investment solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Marco Amato, currently Partner at Ernst & Young AG, as new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee as of 1 September 2016. He will succeed Roman Kurmann, who has decided to step down to take a leave of absence from work for family reasons and pursue new opportunities in the future.

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MANAGEMENT UPDATE FOR Q1 2016

[ investor-relations | management-update ]

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON), the independent technology and service provider for investment solutions, today provided a management update for the three months ended 31 March 2016. This is the company’s first such quarterly update, aimed at increasing transparency between its annual and half-year results announcements.

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