June 06, 2008 10:38 ET

Fortis appoints Kristof Macours as Company Secretary

BRUSSEL, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - The Fortis Board of Directors has appointed Kristof Macours as Fortis Company Secretary. Mr Macours succeeds Ingrid Loos, who has held this position since 1 January 2006 and who has decided to pursue her career outside of Fortis.

Maurice Lippens, chairman of the Fortis Board of Directors: 'On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Ingrid Loos for her years of excellent support in the organisation of the governance of Fortis and commitment to the Company. We wish her all the best in her future career.'

As described in the Fortis Governance Statement, the Company Secretary 'assists and advises the Board, the Chairman, the Chairs of the Board Committees and all Board members in performing their general and specific roles and duties.'

Kristof Macours (42) obtained a Masters of Law from the University of Leuven in 1989 and graduated from the London School of Economics in 1991. He joined Fortis in 1991, starting at Générale de Banque, and has held various positions in the Legal department, at banking and corporate level. Kristof Macours is a member of the Permanent Working Group of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee.

Fortis is an international provider of banking and insurance services to personal, business and institutional customers. We deliver a total package of financial products and services through our own high-performance channels and via intermediaries and other partners. Fortis ranks among Europe's top 20 financial institutions, with a market capitalisation of EUR 34.6 billion (31/05/2008). Together with ABN AMRO, we have a presence in over 50 countries and a dedicated, professional workforce of more than 85,000. All this makes us a leader in financial services in Europe, a top 3 private banker and a top tier asset manager. More information is available at

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