gategroup Names Boder to Top HR Position

By Gategroup, PRNE
Monday, November 9, 2009

ZURICH, November 10 - Joerg A. Boder has been appointed as Group Senior Vice President Human
Resources of gategroup, the leading independent global provider of onboard
products and services. He will replace Richard Wells, who is leaving
gategroup at the end of 2009 to pursue opportunities outside the group.

Boder is currently Director of Group HR for Alliance Boots, the UK-based
multinational healthcare business.

Joerg, a Swiss citizen, will be based in Zurich from Dec. 1 and will
report to gategroup CEO Guy Dubois. He also will become a member of the
group's Executive Management Team.

Boder joined Alliance Unichem plc prior to the merger with Boots and led
the people agenda for the integration of the two businesses. He has
substantial international HR experience having held senior roles with PepsiCo
in Budapest and AT&T in the Czech Republic. His earlier career in HR in
Switzerland included roles with Swisscom and Credit Suisse.

"I would like to thank Richard for his contribution to the development of
HR across gategroup since joining in late 2004. During that time we have made
significant progress in our management of labor relations, performance
management and development of talent," Dubois said.

About gategroup:

gategroup is the leading independent global provider of onboard services
to companies that serve people on the move. gategroup comprises 11 member
companies, including its core brand Gate Gourmet. The company's world-class
capabilities are focused in catering and hospitality; provisioning; and
onboard solutions. Shares of Zurich-based gategroup trade on the SIX Swiss
Exchange under the symbol GATE. Please visit

John Bronson, Managing Director, Corporate Communications, +41-43-812-2048, jbronson at

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