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Koninklijke Philips - Proxy Report - 19/10/2018

Under agenda item 1 it is proposed to newly appoint Dr Harrison as a member of the Supervisory Board for a 4-year term. Dr Harrison is considered independent. We have no concerns over the proposed appointment of Dr Harrison and recommend approval.

On 29 August 2018, the Company announced that it intended to increase the remuneration of the Supervisory Board members. An earlier proposal was withdrawn at the 2017 AGM due to objections from its shareholders. After holding discussions with many of its shareholders, the Company request its shareholders under agenda item 2 to approve a changed proposal for an increase in remuneration of the Supervisory Board members. We have no major concerns over this proposal and recommend approval.

Koninklijke Philips

Koninklijke Philips Electronics is active in the markets of healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting. Co.'s activities can be divided into three segments: Healthcare (Co. provides Imaging Systems, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare Solutions and Customer Services), Consumer Lifestyle (Co.'s products are divided into the following: Health and Wellness; Domestic Appliances; and Lifestyle Entertainment), Lighting (Co. provides lighting solutions for homes, shops, offices, schools, hotels, factories and hospitals; Co. also offers solutions for roads (street lighting and car lights) and for public spaces, residential areas and sports arenas).


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