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ABN AMRO - 24 April 2019

In general, ABN AMRO is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting.

Under ITEM 8, approval is sought to merge ABN AMRO Group with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. ECGS endorses the strategic rationale for the proposed merger and other than the estimated cost-savings, the merger will likely not have any impact on the operations of the Company. The (proposed) merger will furthermore not affect the rights of shareholders, holders of depository receipts, creditors and/or other stakeholders. ECGS has no (special) concerns over this proposal and accordingly recommends to vote FOR.

ECGS recommends to vote FOR all proposals.

There are no further peculiarities.


ABN AMRO Group NV is a company based in the Netherlands that provides various banking products and services. It operates through four segments: Retail Banking, offering banking products and services to individuals, such us labelled residential mortgage products and consumer loans; Commercial Banking, offering asset-based solutions, including working capital solutions, equipment leases and loans, and vendor lease services to business clients and clients in the commercial real estate industry; Private Banking, providing global wealth management solutions, as well as custom financial products and services under the ABN AMRO MeesPierson, ABN AMRO Private Banking, Banque Neuflize OBC and Benthmann Bank names, and Corporate & Institutional, offering loan products, such as structured finance and trade and commodity finance, flow products and specialized products comprising clearing and private equities to business clients. The Company also provides administrative services for mortgage loans.


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