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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 Netherlands-based financial institution engaged in the provision of banking products and services. The Company's activities are organized into four segments: Retail Banking, offering a range of banking and insurance products and services through branch and online network, contact centers and subsidiaries, serving retail and preferred banking clients, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs); Private Banking, providing global wealth management solutions, as well as custom financial products and services; Corporate Banking, delivering products to commercial customers, real estate investors, financial institutions, and entities involved in Diamond & Jewellery and Energy, Commodities & Transportation (ECT) areas, among others, as well as providing products and services related to capital markets, including clearing; and Group Functions, comprising corporate menegement operations. The Company operates in Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia.


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