Change in the management of the Energy Western Europe business division

Changes in the management of the Energy Western Europe business division. Division head, Antonio M. Taormina, will hand over management responsibility at his own request by 30 June 2011.

Antonio M. Taormina, who has served as an Executive Board member in the Alpiq Group since 1999, will hand over, at his own request, the responsibility for the Energy Western Europe business division by 30 June 2011. He will continue to make his expertise and wide experience in the energy sector available as a Senior Consultant for selected projects in the Alpiq Group. In addition, he will represent Alpiq on several important bodies. The process to appoint his successor is underway.