Wessanen Annual Report 2009 and Agenda AGM online

Utrecht, 12 March 2010

Royal Wessanen nv announces that it has published its Annual Report 2009 online today. The printed version will be available as of the week of 29 March.

Furthermore, the Company published the Agenda with explanatory notes for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 14 April 2010 at 14h00 CET.

The agenda includes, amongst others, the following voting items: Re-appointment of Mr F.H.J. (Frans) Koffrie as member of the Executive Board until 1 June 2010 Appointment of Mr P.H. (Piet Hein) Merckens as member of the Executive Board for a period of four years, commencing immediately after this shareholders’ meeting Mr Merckens shall subsequently be appointed CEO per 1 June 2010 Appointment of Mr F.H.J. (Frans) Koffrie as member of the Supervisory Board per 1 June 2010 Amendment of the Remuneration Policy for the Executive Board

Following its transformation to a company focusing on the European organic foods market, Wessanen is revisiting its business and financial processes and procedures to fit the new organisation. In light of these changes, the Company has decided that it may benefit from the fresh perspective at existing processes and procedures by a new external audit firm, to help the Company in this transition. Management has started a process to select a new audit firm. This selection process is expected to be finalised by 30 March 2010. Hence, Wessanen will announce the nomination of the external auditor to audit the 2010 financial statements no later than 30 March 2010.

Mr Theo de Kool will step down from the Supervisory Board immediately after the General Meeting of Shareholders. His wish to step down is related to changes in his professional life. We like to thank him for the valuable contributions he made over the years. Mr Frank van Oers will succeed Mr De Kool as chairman of the Audit Committee.

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