Shareholding requirements and share matching

Reference is made to the table under Note 22 of the Financial statements for the number of shares that were held at year-end 2013 and 2012 by the members of the Board of Management. In the table below, an overview is given of the shares acquired by the relevant members of the Board of Management in 2013 that would, subject to the conditions of the share matching plan, qualify for matching by the company.

Qualifying shares




Board members


Qualifying shares acquired in 2013

Ton Büchner



Keith Nichols


Shares obtained by members of the Board of Management under the performance share plan are taken into account for share ownership purposes (but not for matching purposes) as soon as they have become unconditional. This includes vested shares that are to be retained during the blocking period of two years after vesting.