The 2019 Financial Statements were prepared by the Management Board, and audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants N.V. They issued an Auditor Report, which is included in this Annual Report. It was discussed extensively in February 2019 by the Audit Committee and the external auditor in the presence of the Management Board, and approved by the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board recommended to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to approve the proposal to distribute a dividend of €0.35 per share for 2019.
The Supervisory Board recommended that the Annual General Meeting adopt the 2019 Financial Statements and discharge the Management and Supervisory Boards from liability for their management in the year under review and the supervision, respectively.
Schiphol, 25 February, 2020
On behalf of the Supervisory Board
KEES VAN DER GRAAF, CHAIRMAN