Baar (Switzerland) – At the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2006, the shareholders of Sika AG approved all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors and resolved to reduce its capital stock for the purpose of nominal value repayments to shareholders.

Some 700 shareholders attended the Annual General Meeting of Sika AG on April 6, 2006 in Cham, which was headed by Dr. Walter Grüebler, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Annual General Meeting approved a proposal to reduce the capital stock for the purpose of nominal value repayments to shareholders of CHF 19.20 per bearer share (nominal value repayment in prior year: CHF 16.80), and CHF 3.20 (prior year: CHF 2.80) per registered share. All other proposals put forward by the Board of Directors were also approved.

The Annual General Meeting appointed Fritz Studer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sarna Polymer Holding Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Luzerner Kantonalbank, to the Board of Directors of Sika AG.
Mr. Studer will represent the interests of Sarna/Sarnafil, which was acquired by Sika AG in late 2005.