Further to the press release issued by Friesland Bank this morning, we announce the following.
Friesland Bank is a large shareholder in Van Lanschot (with an interest of approximately 23%). The aforementioned press release states that a dividend, in the form of shares and cash, has been distributed to Friesland Bank's shareholder, Stichting Friesland Bank. Part of that dividend is assumed to be in the form of Van Lanschot shares. We understand that consequently both Stichting Friesland Bank and Rabobank have become new shareholders in Van Lanschot, with interests of approximately 11% and 12%, respectively.
's-Hertogenbosch, 2 April 2012
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