Van Lanschot: Shareholders approve planned issue of preference shares

The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) of Van Lanschot NV held on 17 December 2008 voted in favour of the proposed amendment to the Articles of Association. This amendment is required in connection with the issue of preference shares to reinforce Van Lanschot's capital position as announced on 1 December 2008. The EGM also voted in favour of the related proposed authorities of the Board of Managing Directors of Van Lanschot NV.
The authorities of the Board of Managing Directors relate to the decisions to issue the preference shares, the decisions to limit or exclude pre-emption rights upon the issue, and to designate the Board of Managing Directors to potentially repurchase the issued preference shares in the future.
's-Hertogenbosch, 17 December 2008
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Van Lanschot NV is the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands with a history dating back to 1737. Van Lanschot focuses on three target groups: high net-worth individuals, medium-sized businesses (including family businesses) and institutional investors. Van Lanschot stands for high-quality services founded on integrated advice, personal service and customised solutions. Van Lanschot NV is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Market.
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