Utrecht, March 23, 2006
Royal Wessanen nv announces today that Doede Vierstra, Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) and member of the Executive Board, will leave the company to become CFO
and member of the Executive Board of Nuon, a leading energy supplier in the
Netherlands. Vierstra will be succeeded by Han Wagter, who assumes the
responsibilities of his new position after the Annual General Meeting of
Shareholders of April 20, 2006.
Han Wagter (56) has an extensive background and experience in the financial
field in an international environment. He served in various financial and
general management positions at Stork, his latest position being CEO of Stork
Ketels. In 1993, he joined DAF Trucks as CFO, at that time acquired by Paccard
Inc. In 1999, he became CFO at Kappa Packaging B.V. where he achieved a solid
improvement in results and was involved in the merger of the company with the
Jefferson Smurfit Group. Han Wagter is a chartered accountant.
Ad Veenhof, CEO comments: “It is always sad to see someone leaving the team,
but I would like to congratulate Doede with his new position and thank him for
the contributions he made to the company. At the same time, however, I am happy
we were able to find a highly qualified successor in Han Wagter to guide us
further along the journey to implement our strategy. His experience within the
international financial community, his solid financial background and his
balanced personality are a true addition to the team we surely will benefit
At Wessanen’s upcoming Shareholders’ Meeting on April 20, 2006, it will be
proposed to appoint Mr. Wagter as Executive Board member.
Royal Wessanen nv
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