External assurance

We have engaged Ernst & Young Accountants LLP to audit the annual accounts and to perform a review of the Report of the Executive Committee section of this integrated report and an audit of the Materiality Assessment and the indicator Green investments (% of total volume). The scope of the review on this report is limited to the chapters ‘At a glance’, 'About this report', ‘External environment’, ‘Our value creation model’, 'Our investment process', ‘Our strategy’, ‘Our performance’, ‘Our commitments’, and ‘How we report’. The review is conducted in accordance with Dutch Standard 3810N.