District Attorney intends to conclude insider trading investigat

Media Release

District Attorney intends to conclude insider trading investigation

Staefa (Switzerland), 23.11.2012 - Sonova takes note that the District
Attorney of the Canton of Zurich intends to discontinue all criminal
proceedings against certain former and current directors and officers of the
company. Sonova is not directly affected as the investigation concerned
private individuals.

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                       Michael Isaac

                       Media Relations

                       Phone +41 58 928 33 24

                       Mobile +41 79 420 29 56

                       Email michael.isaac@sonova.com

                       Thomas Bernhardsgruetter

Contacts               Investor Relations

                       Phone +41 58 928 33 44

                       Mobile +41 79 618 28 07

                       Email thomas.bernhardsgruetter@sonova.com

                       Nicole Mueller

                       Investor Relations

                       Phone +41 58 928 33 22
                       Email nicole.mueller@sonova.com


This Media Release may contain forward-looking statements which offer no
guarantee with regard to future performance. These statements are made on the
basis of management's views and assumptions regarding future events and
business performance at the time the statements are made. They are subject to
risks and uncertainties including, but not confined to, future global economic
conditions, exchange rates, legal provisions, market conditions, activities by
competitors and other factors outside the company's control.

About Sonova

Sonova Holding AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the leading
manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions. The group operates through
its three core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Advanced Bionics. Sonova
develops and distributes advanced hearing care solutions such as hearing
instruments, cochlear implants, wireless communication systems for
audiological applications as well as professional solutions for hearing
protection. With the most extensive product portfolio and the highest R&D
investment in the industry, Sonova aims to be the recognized innovation leader
in the global hearing care market. Present across the globe in over 90
countries, and with a workforce of over 8,000 dedicated employees, Sonova
generated sales of CHF 1,62 billion in the financial year 2011/12 and a net
profit of CHF 246 million. A focused corporate strategy drives Sonova
sustainably further in a growing and still significantly under-penetrated
market. Founded in 1947, the company has been devoted to promoting better
understanding and communication for over 65 years, thus considerably improving
people's hearing ability and speech intelligibility and thereby their quality
of life.

For more information please visit www.sonova.com.

Sonova shares (ticker symbol:SOON) have been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange
since 1994. The securities of Sonova have not been and will not be registered
under the U.S. Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United
States of America except pursuant to an exemption from the registration
requirements under the U.S. Securities Act, or outside the United States of
America in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.

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