Within the framework of the resolutions of the Board of Directors, Sika’s operative leadership is incumbent on Group Management. The structure of the Group Management is outlined in the beginning of the Corporate Governance section, on page 48 of the download version of this report (available at https://www.sika.com/en/group/Publications/annual_reports01.html).

During the year under review, the following persons resigned from the Group Management: Jan Jenisch (former CEO; resigned as per the end of June 2017), Ernesto Schümperli (former Head Concrete & Waterproofing; resigned as per the end of March 2017) and Heinz Gisel (former Regional Manager Asia/Pacific; resigned as per the end of March 2017). Mike Campion (Regional Manager Asia/Pacific) and Frank Höfflin (Chief Technology Officer) joined the Group Management as per April 1, 2017.

As per July 1, 2017,Paul Schuler resumed the CEO position and Ivo Schädler (RegionalManager EMEA) joined the Group Management. The members of Group Management and their functions as per the balance sheet date are listed on pages 38 to 41 of the download version of this report (available at https://www.sika.com/en/group/Publications/annual_reports01.html). Detailed information on their backgrounds and activities can be found on pages 40 and 41 of the download version of this report (available athttps://www.sika.com/en/group/Publications/annual_reports01.html).

Information regarding the number of permitted mandates of members of the Group Management outside the Sika Group can be found in art. 10 para. 3 of the Sika Articles of Association (available at https://www.sika.com/en/group/investors/corporategovernance/articles-of-association.html). Sika had no management contracts with third parties in 2017.