Fortis holding to discontinue Stichting Continuïteit Fortis

Fortis holding has decided to discontinue and liquidate Stichting Continuïteit Fortis. Due to the recent developments and the significant changes in the organization of the Fortis Group, it is no longer in the interest of Fortis to keep the Stichting in place. The purpose of the Stichting was to guarantee the continuity of Fortis N.V. and as such to safeguard the interests of Fortis and of all the companies belonging to the Fortis Group. As a result of this liquidation a surplus value of approximately EUR 3.5 million in net equity will be transferred to Fortis N.V. Fortis holding (Fortis SA/NV and Fortis N.V.) consists of (1) Fortis Insurance Belgium (2) Fortis Insurance International, and (3) financial assets and liabilities of various financing vehicles. The international insurance activities (Fortis Insurance International) are located in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Luxembourg (Non-Life), Germany, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and in joint ventures in Luxembourg (Life), Portugal, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand. Fortis holding is not involved in banking activities. Press Contacts: Brussels: +32 (0)2 228 82 92 Utrecht: +31 (0)30 226 32 61 Investor Relations: Brussels: +32 (0)2 565 53 78 Utrecht: +31 (0)30 226 65 66 This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.