(as defined in Article 5:25c, 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 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 annual report presents a fair view of the situation as at the balance sheet date, the course of affairs during the financial year of the company and its affiliates whose data have been included in its financial statements and that the essential risks facing the company have been described in the annual report.


The Executive Board,

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


Groningen, 26 February 2019


*) Director under the Articles of Association