SOURCE: Royal Numico NV

March 06, 2006 02:09 ET

Numico: Change to the Supervisory Board

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 --


Schiphol, 6 March 2006 - Royal Numico N.V. announces that Mr Marco Fossati has expressed his wish to step down as member of Numico's Supervisory Board with immediate effect.

Mr Fossati, President of Findim Group SpA, an investment company, and Star, the Italian Food Company, has requested the Supervisory Board to accept his resignation as Supervisory Board member to avoid the possibility of any conflict of interest with his non-Numico related activities.

Mr Fossati has expressed his intention to remain a long term shareholder of Numico (currently at 4.4%), signalling his confidence in the company, its prospects and future success.



Royal Numico is a high-growth, high-margin specialised nutrition company with leading positions in Baby Food and Clinical Nutrition and brings products to the market under the brand names Nutricia, Milupa, Cow & Gate, Mellin and Dumex, among others. The company serves customers in over 100 countries and employs approx. 13,500 people (see also: www.numico.com).

For any questions you might have, please contact:

Royal Numico N.V. Corporate Communications    tel. +31 20 456 9077

Royal Numico N.V.  Investor Relations         tel. +31 20 456 9003


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