Head of Global Human Resources Leaves Lonza

October 05,2009 Basel, Schweiz

Lonza announces that Marcela Čechová, Head of Global Human Resources and member of the Management Committee of Lonza, will leave her position in order to pursue new career challenges outside of the company.

Marcela Čechová has worked for Lonza over the past 7 years and since 2007 has been managing the Global Human Resources department. She will continue to carry out her responsibilities in the coming weeks. The Board of Directors, the Management Committee and the staff of Lonza would like to thank Marcela for her excellent commitment and contributions over the years.


About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Lonza is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal care markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2008, Lonza had sales of CHF 2.937 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.


For further Information

Lonza Group Ltd
Head Corporate Communications
Michael Frizberg
Tel +41 61 316 8624
Fax +41 61 316 9624

Lonza Group Ltd
Media Relations
Dominik Werner
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Lonza Group Ltd
Investor Relations
Marcel Rosenast
Tel +41 61 316 8728
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