SOURCE: FORTIS

December 19, 2008 11:52 ET

Decisions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on 19 December 2008

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - December 19, 2008) - The Shareholders' Meeting of Fortis SA/NV has decided to vote on the proposal to continue the activities of the company in accordance with article 633 of the Companies Code. The proposal to continue the activities was approved with a 96.98% majority.

The percentage of share capital represented in Brussels amounted to 22.84%.

A new Shareholders' Meeting will take place at the latest on 12 February 2009.

At this Shareholders' Meeting, the shareholders, in accordance with the decision of the Brussels Court of appeals of 12 December 2008, will vote on the decisions taken by the Board of Directors on 3, 5 and 6 October 2008 and on the agreements that have been entered into in execution of these decisions.

Finally, on the same day, the shareholders will vote on the appointment of new directors. At this Shareholders' Meeting and in accordance with the Articles of Association, candidacies may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by shareholders representing at least 1% of the capital or owning Units whose stock exchange value amounts to at least EUR 50 million. The candidacies must be submitted to the Board of Directors at the latest on 5 January 2009.

Fortis holding (Fortis SA/NV and Fortis N.V.) include only (1) Fortis Insurance Belgium (2) Fortis Insurance International, and (3) financial assets and liabilities of various financing vehicles. The international insurance activities (Fortis Insurance International) are located in UK, France, Hong Kong, Luxembourg (Non-Life), Germany, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine, and in joint ventures in Luxembourg (Life), Portugal, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand. Fortis holding is therefore no longer involved in any banking activities.



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