(as defined in Article 5:25d, paragraph 2(c) of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act)


The members of the Executive Board hereby declare that, to the best of their knowledge,


  1. the semi-annual financial statements give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and result of the company and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole; and that
  2. the semi-annual financial report gives a true and fair view of material events that occurred in the first six months of the year and the impact of such events on the semi-annual financial statements, and provides a description of the principal risks and uncertainties faced in the remaining six months of the financial year in question.


J.J. Fennema*, chair
B.J. Hoevers
I.M. Oudejans*
U. Vermeulen


Groningen, 23 July 2019


* Director under the Articles of Association