Fortis Bank Nederland Adopts Equator Principles

The Netherlands, 3 August 2009

On 3 August 2009 Fortis Bank Nederland adopted the Equator Principles – a framework to manage environmental and social issues in project finance. FBN will apply the Equator principles to all project finance activities in all industry sectors. After having applied the Equator Principles as part of the Fortis group since 2006, FBN continues to ensure that the projects financed are developed in a socially responsible manner and reflect sound environmental management practices. In adopting the Principles, Fortis Bank Nederland joins 67 other financial institutions worldwide, representing >85% of project finance transactions.