Press Release


TNT Supervisory Board announcements

Publish Date : 18 February 2008 at 08:15 CET -

  • Jan Hommen, chairman of the Supervisory Board of TNT, steps down as chairman later this year
  • Piet Klaver and Gerard Ruizendaal proposed as new members of the Supervisory Board of TNT
  • The Supervisory Board intends to reappoint Peter Bakker as Chief Executive Officer of TNT and Marie-Christine Lombard as member of TNT's Board of Management

18 February 2008, 08:15 CET - TNT N.V. today announces that Mr. J.H.M. Hommen will step down as chairman of the Supervisory Board as soon as his intended successor will be ready to take over his position as chairman. Mr. Hommen steps down as chairman in order to comply with the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, which limits the number of supervisory board positions in Dutch listed companies a person is allowed to have. He is planning to resign as member of the Supervisory Board in 2009 in accordance with the reappointment schedule of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Hommen has been chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2005 and a member since 1998.

The Supervisory Board nominates Mr. P. Klaver and Mr. G. Ruizendaal as new members of the Supervisory Board for appointment to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 11 April 2008 (AGM), whereby Mr. Klaver is the intended successor of Mr. Hommen in his position as chairman of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Klaver is former chairman of the managing board of SHV Holdings N.V. Mr. Ruizendaal is Chief Strategy Officer and Group Controller and a member of the Group Management Committee of Royal Philips Electronics N.V.

Mr. R.J.N. Abrahamsen, a member of the Supervisory Board since 2000, is nominated for reappointment at the AGM. Mr. R. W.H. Stomberg, a member of the Supervisory Board since 1998, steps down.

In accordance with the Corporate Governance Code, the Supervisory Board will notify the AGM of its intention to reappoint Mr. M.P. Bakker as CEO and member of the Board of Management of TNT N.V. and Mrs. M.C. Lombard as member of the Board of Management of TNT N.V., both for a new four year term.

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs more than 161,500 people. Over 2007, TNT reported €11 billion in revenues and an operating income of €1,192 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.

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