Sika AG / SIKA APPOINTS NEW CFO . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Sika has appointed Adrian Widmer, its current Head of Group Controlling and M&A, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of Group Management with effect from March 1, 2014. He will succeed Ronald Trächsel, who is leaving Sika to pursue a new career challenge. Adrian Widmer, a 45-year-old Swiss, has been the Sika Group's Head of Controlling for seven years. In addition, he has led the important M&A unit for the last four years. Adrian Widmer has demonstrated his leadership skills with excellent achievements and broad expertise throughout the company worldwide. He is married with two children and holds a degree in economics (lic. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich. Ronald Trächsel has decided to take up a new career challenge outside the Sika Group. As CFO, he has successfully managed Sika's finances since 2008, and leaves the Group with its acknowledgment of his valuable contributions. Sika would like to wish Ronald Trächsel all the best for the future. SIKA AG  Zugerstrasse 50 CONTACT Dominik Slappnig 6341 Baar, Switzerland Corporate Communications & Investor Relations TELEPHONE  +41 58 436 68 21 E-MAIL SIKA AG CORPORATE PROFILE Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protection in the building sector and the motor vehicle  industry. Sika is present in 84 countries around the world, operates more than 160 production facilities and generates annual sales of CHF 5.14 billion with a workforce of over 16,000. The media release can be downloaded from the following link: Media Release: This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Sika AG via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1758553]