Zurich - Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG, SFS & Mikron announce the successful completion of a Pilot using eNotes™ as a financing instrument. In a pilot transaction, leveraging the technology built by the Zurich-based FinTech FQX, Credit Suisse provided financing to SFS & Mikron using the electronic Promissory Note, or eNote™. The eNote™ is a blockchain-based short-term debt instrument with which corporates like SFS & Mikron can radically facilitate their corporate treasury operations while increasing financial steering flexibility.

About SFS

SFS is a leading global provider of mechanical fastening systems, assemblies, precision components & logistics solutions. SFS is headquartered in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, employs over 10’000 people and achieved an annual turnover of CHF 1.7bn in 2020

About Mikron

Mikron Group develops, produces and markets highly precise, productive and adaptable automation solutions, machining systems and cutting tools. Headquartered in Langenthal, Switzerland, Mikron Group employs more than 1’300 people worldwide and achieved a turnover of more than CHF 250m in 2020

About Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading financial services providers. Our strategy builds on Credit Suisse's core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking capabilities and its strong presence in our home market of Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. Credit Suisse employs approximately 49,950 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of 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.

About FQX

FQX is a born-global start-up headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. FQX is building a decentralized global infrastructure for short-term debt using blockchain technology. FQX employs more than 20 people in Europe & Asia. FQX has garnered attention in 2021 by winning the Swiss Fintech and the Fintech Germany Awards in its respective categories. FQX is backed by notable Fintech investors, among them SIX Fintech Ventures & Earlybird VC.