By letter dated 22 August 2011, the Federal Republic of Germany nominated:
- Mr Dietrich Jahn (Deputy Director General and Head of Directorate, European Policy Directorate-General, at the Federal Ministry of Finance) for appointment as Full Member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to succeed Mr Ralph Müller, who had tendered his resignation as a full Board member.
- Messrs Ralph Müller (Head of EU Budget Division at the Federal Ministry of Finance), current Full Member of the Board of Directors, and Rudolf Lepers (Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology) for appointment as Alternate Members of the Board of Directors of the EIB to succeed Mr Michael Kruse, who had tendered his resignation, and to take up the second position of Alternate Member to be nominated by the Federal Republic of Germany, which was vacant.
By letter dated 2 September 2011, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointments.
The decision to appoint Messrs Dietrich Jahn, Ralph Müller and Rudolf Lepers was taken on 28 September 2011, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.
The term of office of Messrs Dietrich Jahn, Ralph Müller and Rudolf Lepers will expire in 2013 at the end of the day of the approval by the Board of Governors of the Annual Report, the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account for the 2012 financial year.