Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27 September 2007
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Koninklijke Vopak N.V. (Royal Vopak) today appointed Mr. A. van Rossum as member of the Supervisory Board for the term from 2007 to 2011.
Mr. Van Rossum (62 years) has more than 30 year experience in the banking and insurance industry, as Chairman of the Executive Committee (CEO) of Fortis from 2000 until the end of 2004 and earlier among others as Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Van Rossum is currently member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse, member of the Supervisory Board of Solvay and Rodamco Europe, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Mr Van Rossum has the Dutch nationality and does not own any Vopak shares.
Royal Vopak (Vopak) is the world’s largest independent tank terminal operator specialising in the storage and handling of liquid and gaseous chemical and oil products. On request, Vopak can provide complementary logistics services for customers at its terminals. Vopak operates 75 terminals with a storage capacity of more than 21 million cbm in 30 countries. The terminals are strategically located for users and the major shipping routes. The majority of its customers are companies operating in the chemical and oil industries, for which Vopak stores a large variety of products destined for a wide range of industries.