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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jozef De Mey

73 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Bart De Smet

59 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Member of the Executive Board

Guy de Selliers de Moranville

63 2009 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Christophe Boizard

57 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, Member of the Executive Board

Steven Braekeveldt

56 CEO Continental Europe

Gary Crist

59 2011 CEO Asia

Hans De Cuyper

47 2015 CEO Belgium

Andy Watson

54 2013 CEO United Kingdom

Antonio Cano

53 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Filip Coremans

52 2015 Chief Risk Officer, Executive Director, Member of the Executive Board

Emmanuel Van Grimbergen

48 2012 Group Risk Officer

Valerie Van Zeveren

2013 Company Secretary

Davina Bruckner

33 2014 Non-Executive Director

Stephen Broughton

69 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Jackson

60 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Yvonne Lang Ketterer

51 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Murphy

49 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Roel Nieuwdorp

73 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lionel Perl

68 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lucrezia Reichlin

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jan Zegering Hadders

70 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Frank Vandenborre

Group Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Performance Management

Biographies

Name Description

Jozef De Mey

Mr. Jozef De Mey has served as Independent Chairman of the Board of Ageas SA/NV since February 16, 2009. Mr. De Mey is Chairman of the Company's Corporate Governance Committee. He was named Non-Executive Director of the Company on February 13, 2009. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Investment Officer within the Executive Committee. He started his career in 1967 at the Insurance Control Authorities of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. From 1969 until 1971 he worked at Kredietbank Belgium. In 1971 he joined John Hancock, a financial services provider, where he held various positions until he joined Fortis in 1990. At Fortis, he served as General Manager of Fortis International, CEO of Fortis AG, and was appointed Member of the Executive Committee in September 2000, where he was responsible for the Belgian and international insurance activities. He retired from Fortis in December 2007. He continued to hold a number of non-executive board memberships in Fortis operating companies. He has acted as Chairman of Credimo NV, as well as Member of the Board of Directors at Flemish-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, at De Eik NV, and at Ghent Festival of Flanders. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Universiteit Gent, 1965, and graduated as Actuary from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1968.

Bart De Smet

Mr. Bart Karel August De Smet has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Member of the Executive Board of Ageas SA/NV since July 1, 2009. Besides his responsibilities at the Company, he is Chairman of Assuralia, Member of the Board of Directors at IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company, Ltd (India), Credimo NV, Partners In Insurance (Belgium), and holds another positions in different companies. He began his career with Argenta in 1982. From 1985 to 1993, he served as Executive Vice President of the Life division at the Swiss insurance company Nationale Suisse. In 1994, he joined ING Insurance Belgium, where he was a Member of the Executive Committee, responsible for individual and group life insurance, health insurance & banking activities. Mr. De Smet moved to Fortis in 1998, where he was Member of the Management Committee of Fortis AG and responsible for Fortis Employee Benefits. In 2005, he took charge of the Broker Channel at Fortis Insurance Belgium, assuming the position of CEO of Fortis Insurance Belgium in 2007. In June 2009, he became CEO of Fortis (renamed Ageas). He has a specific responsibility for the Strategy & Development, Audit, Investor Relations, Communications and Corporate Secretariat departments. He gained a degree in Mathematical Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and has diplomas in Actuarial Sciences and Managerial Sciences from the same university.

Guy de Selliers de Moranville

Mr. Guy de Selliers de Moranville has served as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Ageas SA/NV since May 8, 2009. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Chairman of the Risk & Capital Committee of the Company. He became the Company’s Member of the Board of Directors in April 29, 2009. He is also Member of the Advisory Board of Pamplona, and is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Partners in Drive Forward, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of I-Pulse Inc as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Renewable Energy Foundation. He has served as President & Co-Founder of HCF International Advisers Limited, as Member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Finance Committee of Solvay, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Advanced Metal Group among others. He started his career in 1977 at the World Bank, where he was responsible for Metals and Mining projects. From 1982 until 1990 he was Senior Vice President International Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. From 1990 until 1997 he was Vice Chairman of the Credit Committee and Member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) Executive Committee. After this, Mr. de Selliers de Moranville was Chief Executive of MC-BBL Eastern Holdings, a Board Member and Executive Chairman for Eastern Europe at Robert Fleming and Co. Ltd., Advisor to the European Commission and Co-Chairman of a task force mandated to develop a strategy to facilitate the implementation of energy projects of strategic interest in the context of the European Union/Russia Energy Dialogue. He graduated from Universite catholique de Louvain with Masters degrees in Economics and Engineering.

Christophe Boizard

Mr. Christophe Boizard has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, Member of the Executive Board of Ageas SA/NV since May 29, 2015. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board of the Company between September 5, 2011 and May 29, 2015. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1981. He also holds a Master of Sciences degree from Stanford University (United States) and graduated from Centre des Hautes Etudes d’Assurances. He has extensive experience in the financial world and the insurance sector. He worked 17 years for AXA group as Director of the Finance and Control Department at AXA Courtage and AXA France and as Chief Financial Officer at AXA Assicurazioni, initially for Italy but later including the Mediterranean Basin. In 2006 he was appointed Financial Director of PARIS RE and afterwards he joined the Executive Committee of Partner Re Global. He is in charge of the Performance Management, Investor Relations, Accounting & Controlling, Treasury, ALM & Capital Management departments.

Steven Braekeveldt

Mr. Steven Braekeveldt serves as CEO Continental Europe of Ageas SA/NV. Steven Braekeveldt holds different degrees in Law and a Masters in Economics. He has had a long international career in the financial services sector, both in banking and insurance. He held various management positions within ING, among others as managing director of BBL Hong Kong and managing director of Commercial and Merchant Banking at BBL/ING Singapore. In 2001 he became Executive Committee member of ING Commercial America, one of the largest insurance companies of Latin America. In 2006 he joined Fortis Insurance International and became responsible for Europe (9 countries).

Gary Crist

Mr. Gary Lee Crist has served as CEO Asia of Ageas SA/NV since August 2011. He joined Ageas in January 2002, responsible for the strategic development of the Company's insurance activities in the region. Mr. Crist has been in a variety of professional and managerial positions in the Asian insurance business since 1981. Prior to joining Ageas SA/NV, he held a series of senior management positions in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. In addition to being Member of the Management Committee of Ageas, Mr. Crist is appointed as a Non-Executive Director for Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited. He also holds non-executive directorships with Muang Thai Insurance Public Company Limited, Etiqa Takaful Berhad, Mayban Investment Management, Etiqa Offshore (Labuan) Ltd, Ageas Asia Holdings Limited and Muang Thai Holding Company Ltd., which are all operating or holding companies associated with Ageas in Asia. Mr. Crist holds Master Degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona, United States and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, United States.

Hans De Cuyper

Mr. Hans De Cuyper has served as CEO Belgium of Ageas SA/NV since October 1, 2015. Hans De Cuyper holds a Master Degree in Actuarial Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1993) and an Executive MBA in Financial Services from Vlerick Management School (2004). Hans joined Ageas group in 2004 as Director Insurance Management Asia in Hong Kong. In 2007, he moved to Malaysia as Chief Financial Officer in Etiqa Insurance & Takaful, the joint venture between Maybank and Ageas. From 2011 till 2013, he was member of the Executive Committee of Maybank, the leading Malaysian bank, and Chief Executive Officer for Etiqa. From September 2013 until September 2015, Hans held the position of Chief Financial Officer of AG Insurance, Ageas’s Belgian subsidiary. As from 1 October, 2015, Hans is Chief Executive Officer of AG Insurance and consequently CEO of the segment ‘Belgium’ within the group.

Andy Watson

Mr. Andy Watson has served as CEO United Kingdom of Ageas SA/NV since January 8, 2013. He has responsibility for Ageas' multi-channel, multi-product Non-Life Insurance strategy in the UK, which is underpinned by delivering market-leading service to our brokers, partners and customers. In addition, Andy is a member of the Ageas Group's Management Committee. Andy plays an active role in the Association of British Insurers where he is a member of the GIC Management Committee and Chairs the Motor Committee. Previously, Andy was Managing Director, UK Retail for Ageas UK from 2010, having spent his career in financial services. Andy has a mathematics degree from the University of Oxford, is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and attended the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Antonio Cano

Mr. Antonio Cano has served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Ageas SA/NV since 2016. He served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company between October 1, 2015 and 2016. Other mandates within Ageas: Board member of Ageas Insurance International N.V, AG Insurance SA/NV, AG Real Estate, Interparking , Credimo SA/NV, MBCPA, Ocidental Vida, Ocidental Pensoes, Ocidental Seguros (CH), Medis (CH), Ageas Portugal Holdings SGPS, S.A. (incl. subs) (CH), Cargeas (VC), Muang Thai Holding Co Ltd and Muang Thai Life Assurance. Other positions held: Chairman of the Board of Portima. He started his career in the insurance sector in 1989 at AMEV Netherlands. In 1993 he joined Fortis Insurance International. In 1994 he moved to Caifor, the Spanish bancassurance joint-venture between Fortis and "La Caixa", where initially he was responsible for ALM and ultimately was deputy Managing Director. In 2001 he became head of Risk and Business Planning at AG Insurance and since 2006 has been Managing Director Bank channel and Life Insurance Development. In September 2009, Antonio was nominated Chief Executive Officer AG Insurance and member of the Management Committee Ageas. He held this position up until 1 October 2015 when he became Chief Operating Officer of Ageas.

Filip Coremans

Mr. Filip Coremans has served as Chief Risk Officer, Executive Director, Member of the Executive Board of Ageas SA/NV since May 29, 2015. He served as Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Board of the Company between July 1, 2014 and May 29, 2015. Filip Coremans holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in International Business Finance, a Master’s degree in Actuarial Sciences and a Bachelor Degree in Applied Economics, all from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has been active in the Insurance industry for over 25 years, his entire professional career. He joined ING Insurance Belgium in 1990 where he became Deputy Director overseeing the Save and Investment product lines in both Insurance and Banking. In 1998 he was appointed as Corporate Controller at KBC Insurance Belgium and joined Ageas at the end of 2002. At Ageas, Filip Coremans held various senior management positions in our Asian entities. He was Executive Director and CFO of our operations in Malaysia until 2007, was the CFO of IDBI Federal Life insurance company in India until 2009, and was then appointed Regional CFO/CRO of Ageas Asia overseeing the finance, investment, risk and actuarial areas in the Asia region. He has served as Non-Executive Director on the Boards of the Company's operations in China, India, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Emmanuel Van Grimbergen

Mr. Emmanuel Van Grimbergen has served as Group Risk Officer of Ageas SA/NV since January 1, 2012. Before joining the Company, he worked for ING for 18 years in the Risk/Actuarial departments. He held various senior management positions at ING Insurance's Belgian entity. In 2000, he became Chief Actuary of ING South West Europe and, in 2004, he was appointed Chief Insurance Risk Officer of ING Insurance Retail Banking. In 2007, he moved to Amsterdam as Chief Risk Officer of ING Central and Rest of Europe. Mr. Grimbergen holds a Masters' degree in both Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences.

Valerie Van Zeveren

Davina Bruckner

Ms. Davina Bruckner has served as Non-Executive Director of Ageas SA/NV since April 30, 2014. She is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Other positions within Ageas at the end of 2015: Non-Executive Board Member of Ageas Insurance International N.V. (NL).

Stephen Broughton

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Broughton has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of AGEAS SA/NV since April 24, 2013. He is Member of the Risk & Capital Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Other positions within Ageas at the end of 2015: Non-Executive Board Member of Ageas Insurance International N.V. (NL) and Ageas UK Ltd. (UK). Positions held with other listed companies: Member of Strategy and Integration Advisory Board Quindell Plc.

Richard Jackson

Mr. Richard Jackson has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since September 16, 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Other positions within Ageas at the end of 2015: Non-Executive Board Member of Ageas Insurance International N.V. (NL) and of Ageas Portugal Holdings SGSP (PT), Non-Executive Board Member of Médis (Companhia Portuguesa de Seguros de Saude S.A.) and Ocidental (Companhia Portuguesa de Seguros S.A.). Positions held with other listed companies: Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation and Nomination Committee at Oracle Financial Services Software, listed on Mumbai Stock Exchange.

Yvonne Lang Ketterer

Ms. Yvonne Lang Ketterer has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since 2016. Other positions held: President of SpitexVerein Wadenswil, Member of the board of directors at the association Artisana. Yvonne Lang Ketterer holds a Master of Economics Degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She brings very relevant insurance experience to the table through her work at Zurich Insurance in Switzerland. Her most recent position within Zurich was CEO of all Life activities in Switzerland and member of the Executive Committee for Switzerland. In this role she had direct responsibility for 400 employees and had oversight of more than 1000 employees in the shared services functions (Distribution, Claims and Support). Prior to this she gained experience both in the life, non-life, retail, corporate insurance business and across various sales channels (brokers, agencies, banks and direct). Her experience is mainly in Switzerland, but she also had exposure to Hong Kong, Japan and Dubai where she had regulatory, compliance, control and audit responsibility through her function as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors for Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd. for more than 5 years. And as a member of the Global Life Management team she was exposed to additional other geographical markets and products. She was recently appointed a board director at Artisana a minority shareholder in Helsana, the biggest Health Insurer in Switzerland focused on the professional health promotion of employees within SME’s.  And also in the health sector, Yvonne is President of SpitexVerein Wadenswil, a non-profit organization focused on the provision of external hospital care in Wadenswil.

Jane Murphy

Ms. Jane Murphy has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since April 24, 2013. She is Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Other positions within Ageas at the end of 2015: Non-Executive Board Member of Ageas Insurance International N.V. (NL) and of Ageas UK Ltd. (UK). Positions held with other listed companies: Non-Executive Board Member of Elia System Operator SA/NV and Elia Assets SA/NV and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Elia System Operator SA/NV.

Roel Nieuwdorp

Mr. Roel Nieuwdorp has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since April 29, 2009. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. He acts as Non-executive Board Member of Ageas France S.A. and Ageas Insurance International. He started his career in 1966 as assistant at the Faculty of Law. From 1972 until 2001 he worked at De Bandt, Van Hecke Lagae where he started as associate and later became managing partner. From 2001 until 2008 he was Head of the Corporate and M&A Group at Loyens & Loeff. Mr. Nieuwdorp has been Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgium and Luxembourg. He has been Professor at the University of Antwerp in Company Law. He has acted as Board Member Koninklijke Hogeschool Leuven, Board Member Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, and Board Member Uitgeverij Borgerhoff & Lamberights. Mr. Nieuwdorp holds a law degree from Universite Catholique de Louvain and a Master of Law (LLM) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lionel Perl

Mr. Lionel Perl has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since April 29, 2009. He is Member of the Company's Audit Committee and the Risk and Capital Committee. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee and of the Risk & Capital Committee of the Company. He is Non-executive Board Member of the AG Insurance and Ageas Insurance International, Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of AG Insurance. He started his career in 1971 at the former Banque Lambert and worked as investment banker in several institutions and positions until becoming in 1988 Member of the Executive Committee of Banque Degroof. Over the last 15 years, he participated in the development of Fenway Group, a private equity house active in several countries and industrial activities, where he was Managing Director. He has served as Director at Urbina SA. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Economics from the Solvay Business School and a degree in Computer Management from Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Lucrezia Reichlin

Ms. Lucrezia Reichlin has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since April 16, 2013. Other positions within Ageas at the end of 2015: Non-Executive Board Member of Ageas Insurance International N.V. (NL). She is Member of the Risk & Capital Committee of the Company. She received a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia in 1980 and a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Economics from New York University in 1986.

Jan Zegering Hadders

Mr. Jan H. J. Zegering Hadders has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ageas SA/NV since February 13, 2009. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. He serves as Non-executive Board Member of Ageas UK, Ltd., Ageas Insurance International N.V. and Member of the Audit Committee of Ageas UK, Ltd. Mr. Hadders started his career at AMRO Bank in 1972, where he held various positions in strategy, planning & control and marketing. In 1986 he joined Postbank as General Manager wholesale banking, a role he continued after the merger with NMB in the new combination NMB Postbank. After the merger of NMB Postbank with Nationale Nederlanden, ING Group was created where he served in different positions. He was General Manager Organization, General Manager Corporate Communications & Strategy, Member of the Board of ING Netherlands/CEO WUH (Mortgage and Securities Bank) and, from 2004 until 2008, he was Chairman of the Board of ING Netherlands/Head wholesale banking clients at ING Group. He has held the position of Supervisory Board Member at Grontmij NV, Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee of GE Artesia Bank. He gained a Master degree in Business Economics in Groningen followed by a postgraduate in business administration in Rotterdam. Next to that he followed an executive education program at Wharton Business School.

Frank Vandenborre