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Hilde Laga and Viviane Reding proposed to be appointed as new Agfa-Gevaert Board members

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium - The Agfa-Gevaert Group today announced that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of May 12, 2015 will be asked to approve the appointments of Mrs Hilde Laga and Mrs Viviane Reding as independent members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is convinced that these candidates have the right competencies and qualities to become valuable members of the Board.

Mr Christian Leysen has announced that he will not seek re-election to Agfa-Gevaert's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors wishes to thank Christian Leysen for his efforts and his dedication as a director. 

Hilde Laga (°1956 - Belgian), holds a PhD in Law and lectures corporate law at the University of Leuven. She is one of the founding partners of the law firm Laga which she led as managing partner and head of the corporate M&A practice until 2013. Hilde Laga joined the Board of Directors of NV Barco, NV Aedifica and NV Greenyard Foods in 2014. She's a member of the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee and served as a member of the supervisory board of the FSMA (former CBFA) until 2014.

Viviane Reding (°1951 - Luxembourger) obtained a PhD degree (University Sorbonne, Paris) after which she acted as a professional journalist during twenty years. In 1999, having served ten years in the Luxembourg Parliament and ten years in the European Parliament, she became the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. In 2004, she became EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media. In that period, she was instrumental in the reform of the European telecom sector, opening the internal market to competition, as well as in the reform of the European research area, reinforcing the technological research platforms. In 2010, she became the first Vice-President and EU Commissioner responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.


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