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Following an in-depth analysis, the board of directors of Sika has decided on
April 14, 2015 to restrict the voting rights of Schenker-Winkler-Holding AG
(SWH) at the annual general meeting to 5% of all registered shares, to the
extent that such a restriction is necessary to prevent an early change of
control to Saint-Gobain. Specifically, SWH's voting rights were restricted
for the following agenda items:

* Voting on the re-election of Monika Ribar, Paul Hälg, Frits van Dijk,
Daniel Sauter, Ulrich Suter and Christoph Tobler (agenda item 4.1)
* Voting on the election of Max Roesle (agenda item 4.2)
* Voting on the election of the chairman of the board of directors (agenda
item 4.3)
* Voting on the re-election to the nomination and compensation committee,
with the exception of Urs Burkard (agenda item 4.4)

For all other agenda items SWH's voting rights were not restricted.

At the annual general meeting the shareholders approved most of the proposals
of the board and predominantly followed its recommendations. The following
resolutions were taken:

The annual report, the annual financial statements and the consolidated
financial statements for 2014 were approved. The shareholders supported the
board's proposal for a gross dividend of CHF 72.00 per bearer share and CHF
12.00 per registered share, representing a 26.3% increase compared to the
previous year's distribution.

Unlike Urs Burkard, Willy Leimer, Jürgen Tinggren, the independent board
members Monika Ribar, Paul Hälg, Frits van Dijk, Daniel Sauter, Ulrich Suter
and Christoph Tobler were not granted discharge. The group management was
granted discharge.

The shareholders re-elected all board members, including chairman Paul Hälg,
for another one-year term. Max Roesle, who was proposed as chairman by SWH,
was not elected to the board. Frits van Dijk, Urs Burkard and Daniel Sauter
were re-elected to the nomination and compensation committee. Furthermore,
the auditors and the independent proxy were re-elected for another year.

In a non-binding consultative vote, the shareholders rejected the compensation
report 2014. In addition, they did not approve the future compensation of the
board of directors. However, this does not impact the board's commitment for
the company and its stakeholders. The future compensation proposed by the
board for the group management was approved.

The proposal by the shareholder group led by Ethos Foundation for the removal
of the opting-out clause was rejected.

The request of the shareholder group consisting of Cascade Investment L.L.C.,
Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Fidelity Worldwide Investment and
Threadneedle Investments for a special audit was accepted by the general
meeting. The special audit will examine whether the company, in particular
the representatives of SWH on Sika's board, have provided the Burkard family
or Saint-Gobain with non-public information over the last 24 months By
approving this proposal the shareholders have rejected a counter-proposal of

The second request of the shareholder group Cascade/Bill&Melinda Gates
Foundation Trust/Fidelity/Threadneedle for the appointment of a special
expert committee, consisting of Peter Montagnon, Peter Spinnler and Jörg
Walther, was also approved by the shareholders. By this a control body is
established that will supervise the future conduct of the board of directors
following a possible change of control in order to prevent conflicts of
interests and disadvantages for the public shareholders as a consequence
thereof. The term of office of the committee will run at least until the
annual general meeting 2017. The body will, however, remain inactive as long
as the majority of the board of directors consists of individuals who are
independent from the family shareholder and Saint-Gobain. The committee will
regularly report on its activities. With the approval of the proposal of the
group Cascade/Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation Trust/Fidelity/Threadneedle the
shareholders have automatically rejected a counter-proposal of SWH. For this
agenda item and for the resolution on the special audit a majority of the
capital and not of the voting rights was required.

An ad hoc proposal of SWH for another special audit was rejected. The general
meeting however approved an additional proposal of SWH for an extraordinary
general meeting to be held by July 24, 2015 with the following agenda items:
removal of the independent board members Monika Ribar, Paul Hälg and Daniel
Sauter, election of Max Roesle as chairman and the approval of the
compensation of the board. The invitation for this extraordinary general
meeting will follow in due course.

| DATE April 15, 2015 CONTACT Dominik Slappnig |
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| Corporate Communications& |
|SIKA AG Zugerstrasse 50 Investor Relations |
| 6341 Baar, Switzerland TELEPHONE +41 58 436 68 21 |
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| E-MAIL |

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the
development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing,
damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor
vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 91 countries around the world and
manufactures in over 160 factories. Its approximately 17,000 employees
generated annual sales of CHF 5.6 billion in 2014.

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