Bunnik, the Netherlands, 23 August 2013 - If the general meeting of shareholders does not put forward any recommendations, the Supervisory Board intends to nominate Mr J.-P. Hansen for appointment to the Supervisory Board for a period of four years by the general meeting to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr A. Baar as member of the Supervisory Board. This proposal will be submitted to shareholders for approval at an extraordinary general meeting to be convened in the autumn of 2013.
Mr Hansen (1948) is a Belgian national. He graduated as a civil engineer in the field of electrical engineering of the University of Liege. He worked several years in Belgian public service and continued his career in the electricity and gas sector. Mr Hansen was CEO of Electrabel from 1992 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2010. From 1999 to 2004 he was chairman of the Executive Committee of Electrabel. Until February 2013 he was a member of the Executive Committee of GDF SUEZ.
Mr Hansen holds several additional offices. He is member of the Supervisory Board of Electrabel, shipping company CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge), scientific publisher Groep De Boeck, the Walloon electricity and gas company ORES (Opérateur de Réseaux d’énergies) and the French institute Ifri (Institut français des relations internationales).
Further information: Arno C. Pronk, + 31 (0)30 659 86 21.