SCHIPHOL, the Netherlands, March 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wereldhave proposes the appointment of two new members of the Supervisory Board. The profile of the Company has changed significantly over the past three years. The Supervisory Board therefore decided to review the profile for members of the Board, with the addition of knowledge and experience in the field of international multichannel retailing to the profile.
Mrs F.C. Weijtens has decided to step down from the board for personal reasons and Mr J.A.P. van Oosten will retire in 2017. To prepare for a smooth transition, the Supervisory Board proposes the nomination of Mr G. van de Weerdhof (Dutch nationality, 50) and of Mrs L. Geirnaerdt (Belgian nationality, 41), which will temporarily bring the number of Supervisory Board members to six.
Mr Gert van de Weerdhofs background in international multichannel retailing perfectly fits within the new profile for members of the Board. He is the CEO of RFS Holland Holding/Wehkamp B.V. since 2013 and previously worked for Esprit, Pearle, PepsiCo and Procter&Gamble in the Netherlands and abroad.
The nomination of Mrs Leen Geirnaerdt as a financial specialist broadens the financial expertise within the Supervisory Board. She is CFO of USG People N.V. since 2011 and held several other finance positions at USG group companies since 2006. Before joining USG, she worked for Solvus Resource Group and PwC in Belgium. This nomination adds to the international diversification of the Supervisory Board.
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Friday April 22, 2016, 11.00hrs CEST at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam. The convocation for the meeting, the agenda and annexes can be found at the Company's website as from March 10, 2016 and are also published at www.securitiesinfo.com.
The Annual Report 2015, Wereldhave's first integrated annual report, can be downloaded at www.wereldhave.com as from March 10, 2016.