By letter received by EIB on 11 March 2013, the Republic of Austria nominated, by common accord with the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden, Ms Karin Rysavy (Coordination of European Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Austria) for appointment as an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to succeed Mr Lars Östling, who had tendered his resignation.

By letter dated 26 March 2013, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to appoint Ms Karin Rysavy was taken on 17th April 2013, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms Karin Rysavy will expire in 2013 at the end of the day either of the Annual Meeting or of the approval of the financial statements for the 2012 financial year, whichever is later.