José Luis Vázquez has been appointed Head of Region Latin America of Sika AG, Switzerland effective January 1, 2009. Mr. Vázquez joined Sika Spain as General Manager in 1984 and has successfully headed the Region Europe South since 2002.

Mr. Vázquez will remain a member of Group Management. Fernando Rudolph, responsible up till now for the Region Latin America, will retire by the end of 2008 after 34 successful years with the company. Sika wishes him the very best for his future.

The Board of Directors has appointed Hubert Perrin de Brichambaut to succeed José Luis Vázquez as Head of Region Europe South as of January 1, 2009. In this position he will also serve as a member of Group Management of Sika Group. Hubert Perrin de Brichambaut joined Sika France as General Manager in 2005. His broad international business experience includes service in executive positions of leading global chemical companies such as Rhône-Poulenc / Rhodia and Suez Environnement.