(The following press release from Swiss International Air Lines was 
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Media release 
Zurich Airport, 8 February 2013 
CFO Marcel Klaus to leave the company 
Chief Financial Officer Marcel Klaus has decided to leave Swiss International 
Air Lines after 12 years with the company. Klaus, who is 51, intends to take a 
sabbatical before pursuing new professional goals. He will leave SWISS in July. 
Marcel Klaus has extensive experience in both the airline and the financial 
sector. He began his career 20 years ago with the then Crossair in Basel, and 
has served SWISS in key executive financial capacities (including Head of Group 
Controlling) since its beginnings in 2001. He played a vital role in its 
challenging corporate turnaround, and was appointed CFO in 2006 following the 
company?s acquisition by the Lufthansa Group.     
?I will miss the SWISS culture, the team spirit and our dynamic industry 
environment,? Klaus says. ?But after spending such a good part of my working 
life with the company, including seven years as CFO, I feel it?s time to take a 
new path and seek new perspectives. And I?m greatly looking forward to whatever 
challenges the future may hold.?   
As CFO, Marcel Klaus is also responsible for SWISS?s cargo and IT units. He 
additionally serves on the boards of directors of the company?s Swiss European 
Air Lines and Swiss AviationSoftware subsidiaries, and as chairman of the board 
of further subsidiary Swiss AviationTraining. Within the broader Lufthansa 
Group he is currently project leader at SWISS for the groupwide SCORE results 
enhancement programme. 
Marcel Klaus has been instrumental in establishing and refining the efficient 
structures, clear responsibilities, keen cost-awareness and short 
decision-making channels that SWISS can rely on in its Finance Division today. 
He has also been responsible for consolidating Swiss WorldCargo?s strategy as 
an autonomous business unit and further developing its role and success as a 
provider of quality niche cargo transport products.    
?In Marcel Klaus we are losing a talented, experienced and highly-valued member 
of our top-management team,? adds CEO Harry Hohmeister. ?Our company has a lot 
to thank Marcel for. We are very sorry to see him go; and we wish him every 
continued success and satisfaction, both professionally and personally, in the 
years ahead.?       
Marcel Klaus will remain SWISS CFO until July. The Board of Directors will 
appoint his successor in the next few months. 
20130208_Media Release_CFO Marcel Klaus to leave the company.pdf 
For further information visit 
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
Media Relations
P.O. Box, 8058 Zurich Airport
Phone:    +41 848 773 773
Fax:       +41 44 564 2127
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