At the Extraordinary General Meeting today, the Board of Directors was empowered by notarial deed to increase the share capital in one or more times by an amount of 140,000,000 Euro. The Board of Directors can exercise this power for five years following publication in the annexes to the Belgian State Gazette.

Secondly, the amendment to the articles with respect to decision making was also approved. From now, at General Meetings abstentions, blank votes and null and void votes are not taken into account in the calculation of the majority.

Finally, the General Meeting decided to grant to the secretary to the Board of Directors, with the right of substitution, a power for the coordination of the articles of association, as well as for the formalities with the Crossroad Bank of
Enterprises and with the VAT administration.


Viviane Dictus
Director Corporate Communication
Tel nr.: +32 (0) 3 444 7124
Fax nr.: +32 (0) 3 444 4485

Johan Jacobs
Corporate Press Relations Manager
Tel nr.: +32 (0) 3 444 8015
Fax nr.: +32 (0) 3 444 4485