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GLOSSARY

What does it mean?

Eligible Shareholders: any person or legal entity who held Fortis Units at any time between 28 February 2007 close of business and 14 October 2008 close of business.

Reference Period: one of the three periods as referred to in the press release.
There are three Reference Periods:
Period 1 from 21 September 2007 opening of business until 7 November 2007 close of business
Period 2 from 13 May 2008 opening of business until 25 June 2008 close of business
Period 3 from 29 September 2008 opening of business until 3 October 2008 close of business

Buyers: eligible shareholders who bought Fortis Units during one of the Reference Periods and who held these at the end of that Reference Period.

Holders: Eligible Shareholders who bought Fortis Units outside one of the Reference Periods and still held these at the end of that period.

Active Claimants: any Eligible Shareholder who took an affirmative step to make a claim against Ageas by participating directly in a court action before 14 march 2016 or by having registered or joined an organisation before 31 december 2014 that initiated such a court action.

Non Active Claimants: any Eligible Shareholder who is not Active Claimant.

Fortis Unit: a unit (in the old structure a share was in fact a unit) issued by Fortis n.v. (the former dutch entity) and Fortis sa/nv (the former belgian entity) each unit comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of Fortis n.v. twinned with one ordinary share in the capital of Fortis sa/nv, listed at the stock exchange of Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg.

O.O.B. Opening of Business.

C.O.B. Closing of Business.