The Supervisory Board of Kempen & Co announces that Jan Willem Meeuwis (56) will step down as chairman and director of Kempen & Co with effect from 1 June 2010. He will be succeeded by John Hak (43), currently a member of the management team of Kempen & Co.
Jan Willem Meeuwis has decided to step down; for personal reasons he no longer wishes to hold the position of chairman of the management team and wants to focus on other activities and interests. He has been a member of the management team of Kempen & Co since 1 October 2008, and chairman of the management team as from 1 January 2009.
John Hak joined Kempen & Co in 1990 and held various positions within Corporate Finance. He has been a director of Kempen & Co since 1 December 2009. In addition to his new position as chairman of the management team John Hak will remain responsible for the Corporate Finance business unit and for the investment arm of the company.
The Supervisory Board of Kempen & Co/Board of Managing Directors of Van Lanschot NV and the management team would like to extend their gratitude to Jan Willem Meeuwis for his contribution to the success of the company. Kempen & Co has been able to make significant progress in pursuing the refined strategy of the bank, thanks in part to his involvement, in particular by further extending and improving the effectiveness of Kempen & Co's external networks and by managing the effective marketing of Kempen & Co.
As at 1 June 2010 Kempen & Co NV's management team consists of four members: John Hak (chairman), Michel van de Coevering (CFO), Paul Gerla and Joof Verhees.
Kempen & Co has formed part of Van Lanschot since January 2007.
's-Hertogenbosch, 29 April 2010
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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.
Kempen & Co NV is a Dutch merchant bank providing various specialised financial services in asset management, corporate finance and securities brokerage. Clients include institutional investors, companies, financial institutions, public and semi-public institutions, foundations and high-net-worth private clients. Kempen & Co is a fully owned subsidiary of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV.