By letter dated 26 July 2012, the Kingdom of Belgium nominated, by common accord with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr Franciscus GODTS (Head of Department "International and European Financial Affairs" (Treasury) at the Ministry of Finance) for appointment as Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to succeed Mr Rudolf de Korte, who had tendered his resignation.

By letter dated 5 October 2012, the Board of Governors was invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to appoint Mr Franciscus Godts was taken on 24 October 2012, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Mr Franciscus Godts 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.