By letter dated 25 May 2009, the Republic of Slovenia nominated Ms Katja Božič (Director General of the Financial System Directorate, Ministry of Finance) for appointment as Full Member of the Board of Directors following the resignation from the Board of Directors on 15 May 2009 of Mr Andrej Šircelj.

By letter dated 4 June 2009, the Board of Governors were invited to vote on the proposed appointment.

The decision to nominate Ms Katja Božič was taken on 15 June 2009, the date on which the requisite majority of Governors' votes was reached.

The term of office of Ms Katja BOŽIČ will expire in 2013, at the end of the day of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors during which the annual report, balance sheet and profit and loss account for the 2012 financial year are examined.