Van Lanschot appoints Richard Bruens as head of private banking

's-Hertogenbosch, 23 May 2013

Van Lanschot today announced the appointment of Richard Bruens as head of its private banking business unit. Mr Bruens comes from ABN AMRO, where he was Global Head of Private Wealth Management and Global Head of Products & Solutions for ABN AMRO Private Banking. He will join Van Lanschot on 1 August 2013.

Karl Guha, CEO of Van Lanschot: "We are delighted that Richard will be joining our bank. His background and experience make him ideal to lead the private banking unit, which is at the heart of our business. I am certain he will make a major contribution in the execution of our strategy to strengthen our position as a specialised, independent wealth manager."

Richard Bruens (1967) began his career at ABN AMRO, where he held various managerial positions at the Global Markets division and the head office up until 2007. During this time he worked in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Greece and Saudi Arabia. In 2007 he joined the Executive Committee of Renaissance Capital in Moscow, where he was responsible for strategy, marketing, investor relations and communications. He returned to the Netherlands in 2010 to join the management team of ABN AMRO in the aforementioned position.

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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, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot and Kempen & Co brand names, is active in private banking, asset management and merchant banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth for its clients. Van Lanschot NV is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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