December 16, 2008 12:57 ET

Extra item on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Fortis SA/NV

BRUSSEL, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) -

The agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Fortis SA/NV to be held on 19 December originally consisted of only one item, i.e. the proposal to continue the activities of the company in accordance with article 633 of the Companies Code.

In accordance with the judgment rendered by the Brussels Court of Appeal on 12 December, an extra first item will be added to the agenda of this EGM, as follows:

Deferment of the decision to continue the activities of the company.

'Proposal to defer the decision relating to the continuance of the activities of the company until a General Meeting of Shareholders to be held no later than 12 February 2009.'

If this first item is approved, the other item on the agenda as published on 26 November 2008 will not be put to the vote of the EGM.

If the EGM does not vote in favour of the deferment of the decision, it will then be able to vote on the continuance of the activities.

Jan-Michiel Hessels, acting chairman of Fortis SA/NV, will chair the EGM, except for the first item on the agenda. For that item Walter Van Gerven and Guy Horsmanns, co-chairmen of the panel of experts appointed by the Court of Appeal, will be in the chair.

The General Meeting will be held on
Friday 19 December 2008, beginning 10.00am
Palais 3
Brussels Expo,
Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Brussels

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