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.
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.