Sonova proposes Stacy Enxing Seng for election to the Board of D

Media Release

Sonova proposes Stacy Enxing Seng for election to the Board of Director

Staefa (Switzerland), 31 January 2014 - Sonova Holding AG, the world's leading
provider of hearing solutions, announces today that its Board of Directors
nominates Stacy Enxing Seng as a new board member for election at the next
Annual General Meeting in June 2014. Ms. Enxing Seng is currently serving as
President of Covidien's global Vascular Therapies business.

"We are very pleased to propose Ms. Enxing Seng as a new member to the Board
of Directors. Drawing on her impressive track record in growing startups and
leading multinational companies, she will be a very important addition to the
current Board of Directors. Ms. Enxing Seng's extensive experience in the
medtech industry and her commitment to innovation will bring most valuable
perspectives to Sonova," says Robert Spoerry, Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Sonova Holding AG.

Ms. Enxing Seng (born in 1964, US citizen) is currently responsible for
managing a global organization of approximately 4,000 employees with $1.6
billion in revenue. She joined Covidien in July 2010 through the ev3
acquisition where she was a founding member and executive officer responsible
for leading ev3's peripheral vascular division from inception to a $350
million business. Ms. Enxing Seng has held various positions of increasing
responsibility in the healthcare and medtech industry. She received a Master
of Business Administration from Harvard University and has a Bachelor of Arts
in Public Policy from Michigan State University.

"I am delighted to join the Board of Directors of Sonova," said Ms. Enxing
Seng. "I have always been passionate about the healthcare and medtech
industry, making a difference in the lives of others. I am excited to become
part of a growing company which is offering highly innovative products,
allowing people with hearing loss to live better lives."

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basis of management's views and assumptions regarding future events and
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About Sonova

Sonova Holding AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the leading
manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions. The Group operates through
its core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Advanced Bionics and Connect
Hearing. Sonova offers its customers one of the most comprehensive product
portfolios in the industry - from hearing instruments to cochlear implants to
wireless communication solutions. Founded in 1947, the Group is currently
present in over 90 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over
9,000 dedicated employees. Sonova generated sales of CHF 1.8 billion in the
financial year 2012/13 and a normalized net profit of CHF 309 million. By
supporting the Hear the World Foundation, Sonova pursues its vision of a world
where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life
without limitations.

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Sonova shares (ticker symbol:SOON, Security no: 1254978, ISIN: CH1012549785)
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
of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or under the applicable
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U.S. Securities Act.

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