By letter dated 13 September 2016, the Republic of Croatia nominated, by common accord with with the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Slovakia, Ms Silvija Belajec (Head of Sector for International Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance) for appointment as an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB.

By letter dated 27 September 2016, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to appoint Ms Silvija Belajec was taken on 18 October 2016, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms Silvija Belajec will expire in 2018 at the end of the day either of the Annual Meeting or of the approval of the financial statements for the previous financial year, whichever is the later.