As agreed at the General Meeting of Shareholders of Fortis SA/NV in May 2006, Fortis has convened an Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders in Brussels on 4 October 2006 to discuss, among other things, the subject of authorised capital. The vote on this motion failed to obtain the majority required at the General Meeting of Shareholders in May.
The meeting will be held at Rue Chancellerie 1, Brussels on Wednesday, 4 October 2006 at 3.30 p.m.
The agenda is as follows:
1. Introduction 2. Authorised capital
2.1 Special report by the Board of Directors 2.2 Motion to create authorised capital of EUR 1,071,000,000 for a period of three years 2.3 Motion to authorise the Board of Directors to use the authorised capital in the event of a public takeover bid for a period of three years
1. Lodging of securities and proxies 2. Closure
a) The use of authorised capital in the event of a public takeover has been included as a separate voting item for the purposes of this Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders. b) The Board believes that the authorised capital procedure provides the company with the flexibility to cover its commitments in the context of certain financial instruments; to take initiatives to motivate managers and staff; and to respond to opportunities as they arise, such as the funding of investment opportunities, in line with Fortis strategy. c) Full details of and explanatory notes to the motions can be found at www.fortis.com under 'Investor Relations'.
Fortis is an international financial services provider engaged in banking and insurance. We offer our personal, business and institutional customers a comprehensive package of products and services through our own channels, in collaboration with intermediaries and through other distribution partners. With a market capitalisation of EUR 39.5 billion (31/08/2006), Fortis ranks among the twenty largest financial institutions in Europe. Our sound solvency position, our presence in 50 countries and our dedicated, professional workforce of 58,000 enable us to combine global strength with local flexibility and provide our clients with optimum support. More information is available on www.fortis.com
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