Mr. Schönfeld (1949) has the Dutch nationality and he is, amongst others, member of the Supervisory Board of ARCADIS N.V., S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. (Athens), the Technical University Delft (Netherlands) and the Dutch Authority Financial Markets (AFM). Between 1977 and 2001, Mr. Schönfeld held several positions with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, including CFO of Deutsche Shell and Shell Netherlands. From 2001 until 2008, he was CFO and vice-chairman of the Board of Management of Stork B.V.
Mr. Schönfeld is nominated because of his broad knowledge and experience in international business, and as CFO and Supervisory Director of listed companies. With the appointment of Mr. Schönfeld the vacancy in the Supervisory Board is filled that occurred as a result of the decision by Mr. F.J.G.M. Cremers to resign. If Mr. Schönfeld is appointed on 8 May 2013, he will succeed Mr. J.A. Colligan as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.