Wessanen announces change in Executive Board

Utrecht, May 9th 2008
Royal Wessanen nv announces today that Han Wagter, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board, has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests. Mr. Wagter will be succeeded by Frans Eelkman Rooda, who assumes the responsibilities of his new position as of June 1, 2008.

Frans Eelkman Rooda (age 56) was previously employed as CFO at OPG Group, a Dutch-based international retail and distribution company for pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. In this position, he played a major role in OPG's gradual transformation from a distribution-focused organisation with manufacturing companies to a retail group, while retaining the group’s robust financial position. Before joining OPG Group, Mr. Eelkman Rooda was, amongst others, partner at McKinsey & Company.

Ad Veenhof, CEO comments: "We regret to see Han Wagter leaving our team and we would like to thank him for the great contributions he made to the company. We wish Han all the best in his future endeavors. All the same, we are happy to have found a highly capable successor in Frans Eelkman Rooda. His professional qualifications and broad experience will be of great value to Wessanen."

It will be proposed to appoint Mr. Eelkman Rooda as member of the Executive Board at Wessanen's next Shareholders' Meeting.

Executive Board Supervisory Board Royal Wessanen nv

For more information, please contact Corporate Communications; phone + 31 (0)30 29 88 831; e-mail corporate.communications@wessanen.com
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