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General Meeting of Shareholders

General Meeting of Shareholders declared the dividend of € 0.50 per (depositary receipt of) ordinary share for the financial year 2009.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held this afternoon, 27 April 2010, declared a dividend of € 0.50 per (depositary receipt of) ordinary share with anominal value of € 0.25 for the 2009 financial year. Shareholders and holders of depositary receipts are offered the option of stock or cash dividend. The value of the stock dividend will be determined one day after expiry of the option period and will be based on the average share price during the last five trading days of the option period which will end on 17 May 2010. The dividend will be made available for payment, either in cash or stock, on 25 May 2010. This issue of (depository receipts of) ordinary shares qualifies af the exception of Article 5:4 sub e to the prospectus requirement under Article 5:2 of the Act on Financial Supervision. 

In addition, the General Meeting of Shareholders has reappointed Mrs M.E. van LierLels and Mr P. Morley as members of the Supervisory Board.

The complete press release can be downloaded in PDF.