Zurich / CH. (eb) The Aryzta shareholder group led by Veraison is strengthened by Heiner Kamps. As the largest shareholder of Aryzta AG, the shareholder group now holds (17.8 plus 0.6) 18.4 percent of the shares of the company. With his commitment as a shareholder, Heiner Kamps who is proposed by the shareholder group as candidate for the Board of Directors of Aryzta, further emphasizes his conviction in the value creation potential of the company. The shareholder group with Heiner Kamps is limited in time until the Extraordinary General Meeting. Urs Jordi, proposed by the shareholder group as new Chairman, withdraws from the Board of Directors of the Vandemoortele Group, a Belgian bakery products company. This ensures his independence and increases his time availability for Aryzta. The shareholder group is pleased with the numerous positive responses from various stakeholders, analysts and investors regarding the requested renewal of the Board of Directors of Aryzta and the intended strengthening of the bakery industry expertise.