At the close of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of SBM Offshore N.V (AGM) of 2008, two of the current Supervisory Board Directors, Mr. J.D. Bax and Mr. R.H. Matzke will retire. It is the intention to replace them with three (3) new Directors and hence increase the composition of the Supervisory Board to six (6) persons.
The Supervisory Board of SBM Offshore NV has made the following non-binding proposals to appoint the following persons as Supervisory Directors, each for a four (4) year term. The proposals have been placed as items on the agenda of the AGM of 2008.
Appointment of Mr. D. Keller as a Supervisory Director
Mr. D. Keller (62, French), will step down as Managing Director of the Company after the close of the AGM 2008. Mr. D. Keller has been a Managing Director of the Company for the last 8 years. His in-depth knowledge of the Company, the offshore industry and its market are seen as invaluable contributions to the Supervisory Board's knowledge base.
Appointment of Mr. T. Ehret as a Supervisory Director
Mr. T. Ehret (56, French) is an Executive Board member of Acergy S.A (until June 30th 2008) at which time he will become a Non-Executive Board Member. Mr. Ehret has been active in the offshore oil and gas business for over 30 years. Mr Ehret held various positions both technical and commercial, working with Comex and FMC Corporation and later taking an executive position in Stena Offshore becoming Coflexip Stena after the merger of which he was the main initiator. Mr. Ehret was subsequently appointed Vice-Chairman of the Technip Management Board and President of its Offshore Branch after Coflexip Stena's merger with Technip. In March 2003, he took the challenge to salvage the ailing Stolt Offshore and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company, later rebranded as Acergy.
Appointment of Mr. Drs. F.G.H. Deckers as a Supervisory Director
Mr. Drs. F.G.H. Deckers (57, Dutch) is the Chief Executive Officer of Van Lanschot N.V. Mr. Deckers gained broad financial and international experience of which 7 years in Brazil, in managerial functions within the Banking industry. As the Chief Executive Officer of ABN AMRO The Netherlands, Mr. Deckers was responsible for the reorganisation of the ABN AMRO Office network in The Netherlands and the repositioning of the company within the market. After the appointment by the shareholders, Mr. Deckers will be a member of the Audit Committee of SBM Offshore N.V.
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