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Corporate Governance Statement

The Executive Board of Triodos Bank has drafted a corporate governance and non-financial information statement in accordance with the Dutch corporate governance Decree of 20 March 2009 and the Dutch publication of non-financial information Decree of 14 March 2017. This statement forms part of the 2017 Annual Report and is valid as of its date.

The statement can be found below.

Corporate Governance and Non-Financial Information Statement Triodos Bank N.V.

This is a statement concerning corporate governance and non-financial information as referred to in article 2a of the Corporate Governance Code Decree for financial years commencing on or after 1 January 2009 and article 2 of the Disclosure of Non-Financial Information Decree for financial years commencing on or after 1 January 2017 respectively. A copy of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code is available at www.triodos.com/governance.

The information required to be included in the corporate governance and non-financial statement as described in articles 3 and 3a of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Decree and article 3 of the Disclosure of Non-Financial Information Decree can be found in the following chapters and sections of Triodos Bank’s 2017 Annual Report and is deemed to be included and repeated in this statement:

  • the information concerning compliance with the principles and best practices of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, including conscious deviation from the compliance of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, can be found in the Annual Report in the chapter ‘Corporate Governance’;
  • the information concerning the main features of the company’s internal control and risk management systems in relation to the financial reporting process of Triodos Bank and its group companies can be found in the Annual Accounts of the Annual Report in the chapter ‘Risk Management’;
  • the information regarding the operating of the general meeting and the authority and rights of the shareholders and holders of depository receipts and how they can be exercised, can be found in the Annual Report in the ‘Corporate Governance’ chapter;
  • the information regarding the composition and operating of the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board and its Committees can be found in the ‘Corporate Governance’; ‘Executive Board Report’, and ‘Supervisory Board Report’ chapters in the Annual Report.
  • a brief description of the undertaking’s business model can be found in ‘Triodos Bank Business Model: Creating Value’ chapter in the Annual Report;
  • a description of the policies of the undertaking in relation to environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, and anti-corruption and bribery matters, including the implemented due diligence processes and outcome can be found in ‘Co-worker Report’ section and the ‘Risk and Compliance’ section, part of the Executive Board report;
  • the principal risks related to the policies and how the risks are managed can be found in the Non-financial Risk section of the Annual Accounts;
  • information on Triodos Bank’s non-financial key performance indicators Impact, Environment and People have been disclosed in the sections ‘The Impact of our Finance’, ‘Environmental Statistics’ and ‘Co-worker Statistics’.

The information regarding the inclusion of the information required by the Decree Article 10 EU Takeover Directive, as required by article 3b of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Decree, has not been included in this statement. This information is not relevant to Triodos Bank because the terms of administration of Stichting Administratiekantoor Aandelen Triodos Bank (the foundation who owns 100% of the shares of Triodos Bank and who has issued depository receipts to investors) do not permit the holding of a nominal amount of depository receipts that together correspond to 10% or more of the entire issued capital of Triodos Bank.

Zeist, 14 March 2018

Executive Board