Ronald Merckx to become new CFO Royal Wessanen

The Supervisory Board of Royal Wessanen proposes to appoint Ronald Merckx as CFO and member of the Executive Board for a period of four years, commencing on 1 June 2011. The proposed appointment is the consequence of the resignation of Frans Eelkman Rooda (CFO) from the Company as per the end of May, as announced on 3 December 2010.

The Supervisory Board believes that Mr Merckx is a very suitable candidate for the position of CFO of Wessanen, given his broad financial experience covering all areas of the financial function.

At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on 19 April 2011, approval will be asked for his appointment.

Ronald Merckx (1967) has the Dutch nationality. He currently is active in the UK as CFO Europe for Britax Childcare, a producer of childcare safety products. After graduating Business Economics at the University of Tilburg, he started his career at Unilever, where he held several financial positions in the field of internal audit, controlling, investor relations and financial management. At Unilever he worked both in the Netherlands and in several European countries, his last position being finance director for one of their German subsidiaries.
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