Frank Heemskerk to Join KPN Supervisory Board: Former Minister and World Bank Executive Brings Expertise to Telecommunications Company

Frank Heemskerk to Join KPN Supervisory Board: Former Minister and World Bank Executive Brings Expertise to Telecommunications Company

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Koninklijke KPN N.V. (AMS: KPN), a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company, has announced the nomination of Frank Heemskerk to its Supervisory Board. The appointment, which will take effect at the company’s Annual General Meeting in 2023, is for a term of four years.

Frank Heemskerk, 53, is currently the Secretary General of the European Round Table for Industry in Brussels. He has a wealth of experience in the telecommunications industry, including roles as an executive board member of Royal HaskoningDHV, an Executive Director at the World Bank, and several positions at ABN AMRO. He also served as the Minister for Foreign Trade and was responsible for IT & Telecoms regulations.

The nomination of Heemskerk is based on the enhanced right of recommendation of the Central Works Council. Additionally, KPN has proposed to reappoint Jolande Sap to the Supervisory Board. The AGM will take place on April 12, 2023.

The appointment of Frank Heemskerk is a significant step for KPN as it looks to continue its growth and strengthen its position in the telecommunications industry. Heemskerk’s expertise and experience in the field will undoubtedly be an asset to the company as it navigates the rapidly-evolving industry.

In order to safeguard continuity following a number of changes to its composition in a relatively short period of time, the Supervisory Board furthermore proposes to reappoint Ms Jolande Sap (59, Dutch) for a third term of 2 years as of the AGM. To this end, the Supervisory Board will be temporarily expanded to 9 members. Ms Sap is particularly valued for her contributions in the Audit Committee, around ESG topics and her relationship with KPN’s employees. The nomination of Ms Sap was also subject to the enhanced right of recommendation of the Central Works Council.

Both appointments will take effect upon a decision of KPN’s shareholders at KPN’s AGM on 12 April 2023. KPN anticipates announcing a proposed candidate to succeed Ms Catherine Guillouard, who will resign early from the Supervisory Board for personal reasons at the AGM, in due course. The invitation and the agenda for the AGM will follow in March.

Media contact:

Stijn Wesselink
Spokesperson
stijn.wesselink@kpn.com
+31625074971
+31 70 4466300

SOURCE: KPN

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