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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Johan Thijs

50 2012 President of the Executive Committee, Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Thomas Leysen

56 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors

Phillippe Vlerick

61 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Luc Popelier

51 2011 Chief Financial Officer. Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director

Christine Van Rijsseghem

54 2014 Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director

Wim Allegaert

46 2014 General Manager Investor Relations

Daniel Falque

52 2012 Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of KBC Belgium Business Unit

Luc Gijsens

63 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, CEO International Markets Business Unit

John Hollows

60 2014 Member of the Executive Committee, CEO Czech Republic Business Unit

Alain Bostoen

46 2010 Non-Executive Director

Sonja De Becker

49 Non-Executive Director

Franky Depickere

57 2006 Non-Executive Director

Luc Discry

65 2010 Non-Executive Director

Frank Donck

51 2003 Non-Executive Director

Lode Morlion

56 2008 Non-Executive Director

Theodoros Roussis

62 1997 Non-Executive Director

Ghislaine Van Kerckhove

53 2008 Non-Executive Director

Marc Wittemans

59 1998 Non-Executive Director

Julia Kiraly

59 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Vladimira Papirnik

60 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Johan Thijs

Mr. Johan Thijs has served as President of the Executive Committee, Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of KBC Group since May 3, 2012. He was Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of Belgium Business Unit within the Company between September 1, 2009 and May 3, 2012. Mr. Thijs held various positions in ABB Insurance and KBC Insurance, including Senior General Manager in the Retail Non-Life Directorate, General Manager for Non-Life Insurance for Private Customers and Provincial General Manager for the Limburg and East Belgium, among others. Mr. Thijs holds Master's Degree in Science (Applied Mathematics) and Actuarial Sciences.

Thomas Leysen

Mr. Thomas Leysen serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of KBC Group. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Umicore. He has held this office since November 2008, prior to which he served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2000 to 2008. In addition, he is Chairman of Corelio, a Belgian media company. He is also Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Metzler in Frankfurt and of the Global Advisory Council of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, and Member of the Trilateral Commission and of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), as well as Chairman of the BJA (Belgium-Japan Association). He is also Chairman of the Rubenianum Fund and Chairman of the Heritage Fund of the Fondation Roi Baudouin and Chairman of the European Friends of Versailles and Vice President of the Vrienden van het Rubenshuis. Mr. Leysen holds a Master of Law Degree from Leuven University and an LLB degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Phillippe Vlerick

Mr. Phillippe Vlerick serves as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of KBC Group. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Director of UCO NV and Vlerick Group. Mr. Vlerick is also Chairman of Pentahold, Photohall, HIFI International and BICC&I (Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry). He previously served as Director (1991), Member of the Management Committee (1997) and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Almanij (2001). He holds a degree in Philosophy and Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), a Management degree from Vlerick Management School (Ghent, Belgium) and an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington (United States of America). He is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Luc Popelier

Mr. Luc Popelier has served as Chief Financial Officer. Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director of KBC Group since May 1, 2011. He previously served as Member of the Executive Committee, CEO for the Market Activities of the Merchant Banking Business Unit within the Company between September 1, 2009 and April 30, 2011. He holds or has held various other positions, including General Manager, Strategy & Expansion Division (SEE) at KBC Bank and Insurance Holding Company, General Manager - Trade Finance at KBC Bank and Director and Member of the Executive Committee at KBC Asset Management, among others. He joined KBC in 1988. He holds Masters Degree in Applied Economic Sciences from Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerp (UFSIA), 1988.

Christine Van Rijsseghem

Ms. Christine Van Rijsseghem has served as Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Director of KBC Group since May 1, 2014. She graduated in 1985 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Subsequently she completed an MBA in Financial Sciences at Vlerick Management School in Ghent (Belgium). Christine started her career at KBC (formerly Kredietbank) in 1987 at the Central Foreign Entities Department. Initially she was responsible for risk management and controlling and international acquisition strategy, and later on became head of that department. In 1994 she was appointed Head of the Credit Department of KBC’s Irish subsidiary, Irish Intercontinental Bank. In 1996 she became CEO of KBC France and in 1999 of KBC’s London branch. From 2000 to 2003 she was Senior General Manager of the Securities & Derivatives Processing Directorate of KBC Group. Since 2003 she has been Senior General Manager of KBC Group Finance.

Wim Allegaert

Mr. Wim Allegaert has served as General Manager Investor Relations of KBC Group since 2014. Holds a Master Degree as Commercial Engineer from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), a Master Degree as Business Engineer from ESSEC Business School (France) and an Executive Master Degree from Wharton University (USA). Current function: General Manager Finance, responsible for the Investor Relations Office, the Capital Management function and the Peers Financial Analysis function. Started his career in 1993 at KBC with a long track record at KBC Asset Management (member of the executive committee, board member international joint-ventures, sales, money management, product development). In 2010 he took up responsibility for the Investor Relations Office and in 2014 for the current function. He is Board Member of the Belgian Investor Relations Association.

Daniel Falque

Mr. Daniel Falque has served as Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of KBC Belgium Business Unit of KBC Group since May 3, 2012. He graduated from the International Relations at Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. Career: 1989: Production inspector at De Vaderlandsche insurance company;1991: Various functions at Deutsche Bank AG (Belgium): credit analyst (1991), Corporate Relationship Manager for SMEs (1991 - 1997), Vice-President, responsible for Medium-Sized Enterprises (1997 - 1999), Director responsible for Large Corporations and Co-ordination Centres (1999 - 2001), Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (2001 - 2004);2004: International position as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division in charge of Western & Eastern Europe and the Middle East ; 2009: President of the Executive Committee of CBC Banque and member of KBC Belgium Business Unit Management Committee.

Luc Gijsens

Mr. Luc Gijsens has served as Member of the Executive Committee, CEO International Markets Business Unit of KBC Group since 2014. He served as Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of International Product Factories of the Company between 2013 and 2014, and as Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of Merchant Banking of the Company between May 1, 2011 and 2013. Career: 1977: Kredietbank; 1978: Foreign Exchange Dealer, Kredietbank Brussels; 1981: Representative, Kredietbank Hong Kong; 1984: Branch manager, Kredietbank Bahrain branch; 1986: Agency Manager, Kredietbank Los Angeles; 1988: Account Manager, Kredietbank Antwerp Corporate Office; 1991: Assistant General Manager, Kredietbank Antwerp Corporate Office; 1994: General Manager, Kredietbank Antwerp Corporate Office; 2000: Senior General Manager, KBC Bank Investment Banking Directorate; 2001: Senior General Manager, KBC Bank Corporate and Institutional Banking Directorate, Belgium; 2003: Senior General Manager, KBC Bank Corporate and Institutional Banking Directorate. Holds a Masters Degree in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). Joined company in 1977.

John Hollows

Mr. John Hollows has served as Member of the Executive Committee, CEO Czech Republic Business Unit of KBC Group since May 1, 2014. He was Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Risk Officer, Executive Director of the Company between April 29, 2010 and May 1, 2014; Member of the Executive Committee, CEO of Central & Eastern Europe and Russia (CEER) Business Unit of the Company between September 1, 2009 and April 29, 2010; and General Manager of Central & Eastern Europe and Russia (CEER) of the Company since May 1, 2006 and September 1, 2009. He earned his degree in law and economics at Cambridge University. Between 1978 and 1991, he worked for the head office of Barclays Bank in London and subsequently as Country Manager for Barclays Bank in Taiwan from 1991 to 1995. He joined KBC Bank in 1996 as Country Manager of the Shanghai operations and in 1999 became General Manager for the Asia-Pacific region, where he was responsible for ten branches in six countries. He was appointed CEO of K&H Bank in 2003.

Alain Bostoen

Mr. Alain Bostoen has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since April 29, 2010. Between 1997 and 2002, Mr. Bostoen served as Non-Executive Director of Krefima NV. Between 2003 and 2010, he served as Member of the Management of KBC Lease Holding. He currently serves as Director of Algimo NV and as Managing Director at Christeyns NV. He holds Master's Degree in Law (1993, Universiteit Gent) and MBA degree (1994, Vlerick Management School).

Sonja De Becker

Ms. Sonja De Becker serves as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group. She serves as representative of core shareholders. She is Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Holds a Master’s degree in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 1990. Career: She started her career as a legal advisor at the Boerenbond (farmers' union) (1990–1997). She then became head of environmental consulting at SBB Bedrijfsdiensten in Leuven (1997–1999), before returning to the Boerenbond to take up the post of Deputy General Secretary (1999–2001), General Secretary (2001–2013) and Vice-president (2013–2015). Since 1 December 2015, she has been President of the Boerenbond. She is also President of: MRBB, Agri Investment Fund, SBB Accountants & Advisors, SBB Bedrijfsdiensten, HBB and Gimv Agriplus Investment Fund. She is member of: the Board and Executive Committee of the Flanders Social and Economic Council (SERV), the Flemish Economic and Social Consultation Committee (VESOC), the Policy group of the Flemish Employment and Training Service (VDAB), the Central Economic Council (CRB) and the Advisory Board of the Association for the Provision of Support and Arbitration Services for Complex Projects (VVBBI).

Franky Depickere

Mr. Franky C. Depickere has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since 2006. He serves as Member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He has a degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences from Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerp (UFSIA) and Master's degree in Financial Management of companies from Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (VLEKHO). After working for a short period at Gemeentekrediet, he joined CERA Bank in 1982 where he held a variety of Management posts for seventeen years. In 1999, he was appointed Managing Director and President of the Executive Committee of F. Van Lanschot Bankiers Belgie and Concerndirecteur of F. Van Lanschot Bankiers Nederland, where he also became Member of the Strategic Committee in 2005. On September 15, 2006, he succeeded Mr. Rik Donckels at Cera and Almancora. Mr. Depickere currently serves as Managing Director of Cera Beheersmaatschappij NV and KBC Ancora Beheersmaatschappij NV and Chairman of the Day-to-Day Management Committee of Cera CVBA. He is Member of the KBC Group Nomination and Remuneration Committees and Director of CBC Banque and Absolut Bank (Russia), Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Miko NV and Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Euro Pool System International B.V. (the Netherlands), as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flanders Business School and of the International Raiffeisen Union (I.R.U.).

Luc Discry

Mr. Luc Discry has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since September 23, 2010. Mr. Discry started his career at Ernst & Young in 1975. He then became partner at Hendrickx, Van Woensel & Co. In 1997 he became a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He currently serves as member of Cera's Day-to-Day Management Committee and Managing Director of Cera Societe de gestion and Almancora Societe de gestion. Mr. Discry holds a degree in Commerce and Business Economics from Universiteit Antwerpen (the RUCA University Institute in Antwerp), 1974.

Frank Donck

Mr. Frank Donck has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since 2003. He holds a degree in Law from Universiteit Gent and a Master of Finance from Vlerick Management School, Gent (Belgium). He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telenet Group Holding NV and Atenor Group NV, and as Managing Director of 3D NV and Ibervest NV. He is Member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at the Company. Career: Started his career as investment manager for Investco NV (later KBC Private Equity NV). He has since 1998 been the managing director of the family-owned investment companies 3D NV and Ibervest NV. Until 2014, he was chairman of Telenet Group Holding NV. He currently serves as chairman of Atenor Group NV and of Tele Columbus AG, and as independent director of Elia System Operator NV and Barco NV. He also holds board mandates in several privately owned companies. Mr. Donck is vice-chairman of the Vlerick Business School and a director of Le Concert Olympique. He is also a member of Belgium’s Corporate Governance Commission.

Lode Morlion

Mr. Lode Morlion has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since April 24, 2008. He is Representative of core shareholders. He serves as Mayor of Lo-Reninge and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cera Beheersmaatschappij NV. He holds a degree in Physiotherapy from University of Ghent.

Theodoros Roussis

Mr. Theodoros Roussis has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since 1997. He is Representative of core shareholders. He was Member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee of KBC Groep NV. He holds a degree in Biology from University of Athens and a Masters degree in Food Biochemistry from Universidad de Sevilla. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ravago Plastics NV. Previously he served as Director of Almanij (1994-1997).

Ghislaine Van Kerckhove

Ms. Ghislaine Van Kerckhove has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since April 24, 2008. She is Representative of core shareholders. She served as Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cera Beheersmaatschappij NV, and Member of the Board of Directors of Almancora Beheersmaatschappij NV. She holds a degree in Law from Universiteit Gent. Career: Mediator in family matters (2001). Former deputy judge in the district court of the canton Wetteren-Lokeren (1996-2001) and the canton Wetteren-Zele (2001-2008). Currently practices as attorney; currently serves as Vice-Chairman of Cera Beheersmaatschappij; Member of the Board of Directors of Almancora Beheersmaatschappij. Member of the Board of Directors of the Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation VZW; actively involved in various sectors and non-profit organizations of the Christelijke Mutualiteit.

Marc Wittemans

Mr. Marc Wittemans has served as Non-Executive Director of KBC Group since 1998. He is Representative of core shareholders. He holds degrees in Applied Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Fiscal Sciences from the Fiscale Hogeschool, Brussels (Belgium) and in Actuarial Sciences from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He currently serves as CEO of MRBB CVBA. He also holds Directorship at KBC Bank. He is Member of the Audit Committee; Member of the Risk and Compliance Committee of the Company.

Julia Kiraly

Ms. Julia Kiraly has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of KBC Group since November 18, 2013. She is a graduate of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (1980), where she went on to gain a Doctorate (1984), and also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Ms. Kiraly started her career as a research economist at the Central Statistical Office (1980-1982), before taking up a similar post at the National Planning Office (1982-1989). In 1989, she became CEO and Dean (Banking strategy, Monetary economics, Risk management in financial institutions) of ITCB Consulting & Training (1989-2007). Ms. Kiraly then served as Deputy Governor responsible for Financial Stability at the MNB, the Central Bank of Hungary (2007-2013). She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hungarian Credit Bank Ltd. (1995-1996), a member of the Advisory Board of the Supervisory Authority (1997-2000) and a member of the Board of Directors of K&H Bank (1999-2000). She was chairperson of the Postbank and Savings Bank Corporation (2002-2003) and has been a Professor of Finance at the Corvinus University of Budapest since 1993. On October 1, 2013, she was appointed Head of Department at the International Business School of Budapest. She is Member of the Audit Committee; Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Vladimira Papirnik

Ms. Vladimira Papirnik serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of KBC Group. She started her career at the Hopkins & Sutter law firm in Chicago, practicing as a finance lawyer (1982-1989) before going on to become a partner in the firm (1989-1995). She then joined the Chicago law firm of Squire Sanders as a partner and then became managing partner of the Prague office (1996 to 2011). Since 2011, she has been working for Squire Sanders in both Prague and Chicago. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic and was Member of its Executive Committee (1999-2008). She was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Prague and head of its corporate governance committee for four years. She was also Member of the Board of Trustees of the CMC School of Business for three years. She holds Juris Doctor Degree from Northwestern University (1982), combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in German and German Literature from Northwestern University (1978). She is Member of the Company's Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.