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Vopak nominates Gerard Paulides as new CFO and member of the Executive Board

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Royal Vopak is pleased to announce that the supervisory board of Vopak will nominate Gerard Paulides as Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive board for a period of four years, effective 1 February 2018.

The nomination is subject to the approval of the general shareholders meeting. An extraordinary shareholders meeting will be called for on Friday 15 December 2017.

Gerard Paulides (54) is currently Executive Vice President Investor Relations at Royal Dutch Shell and a member of the Board of Directors of Shell Midstream Partners. He has a strong track record as CFO and successfully fulfilled several finance and mergers & acquisitions leadership roles in the gas, chemicals and oil industry including leading the Royal Dutch Shell/BG Group transaction completed in 2016. His broad, international experience and deep understanding of the energy industry makes him very well qualified to serve as CFO of Royal Vopak and will contribute greatly to realise Vopak's ambition for further growth and continued service & operational leadership.

Gerard Paulides will succeed Jack de Kreij who has decided in November 2016 to step down per 1 February 2018.

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