(within the meaning of Article 5:25(2)(c) of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act [Wft])

The Executive Board hereby declares that, to the best of its knowledge,

  1. the annual financial statements give a fair presentation of the assets, liabilities, financial position and result of the company and of the legal entities included in the consolidation; and
  2. the annual report gives a fair presentation of the situation on the balance sheet date, the status of the company during the financial year, as well as of that of its affiliates whose accounts are included here, and that the annual report accurately describes the risks with which the company is faced.


The Executive Board,

J.J. Fennema*, chair
I.M. Oudejans*,
U. Vermeulen,
B.J. Hoevers (as at 1 September 2017).


Groningen, Netherlands, 28 March 2018


*) Director under the Articles of Association