Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 6-K



December 10, 2009


Commission File Number 001-15244


(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Paradeplatz 8, P.O. Box 1, CH-8070 Zurich, Switzerland

(Address of principal executive office)

Commission File Number 001-33434


(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Paradeplatz 8, P.O. Box 1, CH-8070 Zurich, Switzerland

(Address of principal executive office)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.           

Form 20-F

Form 40-F


Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders.

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized (the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not required to be and has not been distributed to the registrant’s security holders, and, if discussing a material event, has already been the subject of a Form 6-K submission or other Commission filing on EDGAR.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.



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This report is being filed by Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG to be incorporated by reference in their Registration Statement on Form F-3 (file no. 333-158199).




Paradeplatz 8

P.O. Box

CH-8070 Zurich


Telephone +41 844 33 88 44

Fax           +41 44 333 88 77






Media Release

Hans-Ulrich Doerig remains Chairman of the Board of Directors

of Credit Suisse AG until Annual General Meeting 2011


Urs Rohner to be appointed the next Chairman thereafter

Zurich, December 10, 2009 Credit Suisse Group AG today announced that Hans-Ulrich Doerig, 69, will remain as Chairman until the Annual General Meeting in April 2011 when he will be succeeded by the current Vice Chairman, Urs Rohner, 50. The Board of Directors is pleased that Hans-Ulrich Doerig has agreed to remain Chairman until 2011 and is very grateful to him for leading Credit Suisse during a challenging period.


Hans-Ulrich Doerig said: «I am pleased to have the opportunity to be Chairman at a very important time in the history of Credit Suisse and I look forward to continuing lead the company as we work to strengthen our position. My fellow Board members and I believe that continuity, consistency and the orderly transfer of responsibilities are at the heart of Credit Suisse’s success. Urs Rohner has played a significant role in this success to date, both as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel and, more recently, as Vice Chairman.»


Urs Rohner said: «I am honored to have been asked to lead Credit Suisse as Chairman and I am fully committed to our successful strategy. Credit Suisse has established a very strong position in the aftermath of a very challenging period for the industry and we have a great opportunity to continue to build on our differentiated, client focused and capital efficient business model.»



Media Relations Credit Suisse AG, telephone +41 844 33 88 44, media.relations@credit-suisse.com

Investor Relations Credit Suisse AG, telephone +41 44 333 71 49, investor.relations@credit-suisse.com


Credit Suisse AG

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 47,400 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.


Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking information

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. In addition, in the future we, and others on our behalf, may make statements that constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to the following:

our plans, objectives or goals;

our future economic performance or prospects;

the potential effect on our future performance of certain contingencies; and

assumptions underlying any such statements.

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Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends” and “plans” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. We do not intend to update these forward-looking statements except as may be required by applicable securities laws. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that predictions, forecasts, projections and other outcomes described or implied in forward-looking statements will not be achieved. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause results to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include:

the ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and access capital markets;

market and interest rate fluctuations;

the strength of the global economy in general and the strength of the economies of the countries in which we conduct our operations, in particular the risk of a continued US or global economic downturn in 2009 and beyond;

the direct and indirect impacts of continuing deterioration of subprime and other real estate markets;

further adverse rating actions by credit rating agencies in respect of structured credit products or other credit-related exposures or of monoline insurers;

the ability of counterparties to meet their obligations to us;

the effects of, and changes in, fiscal, monetary, trade and tax policies, and currency fluctuations;

political and social developments, including war, civil unrest or terrorist activity;

the possibility of foreign exchange controls, expropriation, nationalization or confiscation of assets in countries in which we conduct our operations;

operational factors such as systems failure, human error, or the failure to implement procedures properly;

actions taken by regulators with respect to our business and practices in one or more of the countries in which we conduct our operations;

the effects of changes in laws, regulations or accounting policies or practices;

competition in geographic and business areas in which we conduct our operations;

the ability to retain and recruit qualified personnel;

the ability to maintain our reputation and promote our brand;

the ability to increase market share and control expenses;

technological changes;

the timely development and acceptance of our new products and services and the perceived overall value of these products and services by users;

acquisitions, including the ability to integrate acquired businesses successfully, and divestitures, including the ability to sell non-core assets;

the adverse resolution of litigation and other contingencies;

the ability to achieve our cost efficiency goals and other cost targets; and

our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing.

We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. When evaluating forward-looking statements, you should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and events, as well as the information set forth in our Form 20-F Item 3 – Key Information – Risk Factors.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.












/s/ Romeo Cerutti






General Counsel



Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG

Date: December 10, 2009





/s/ Charles Naylor



Head of Corporate Communications

*Print the name and title under the signature of the signing officer.


Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG