Philips to appoint Marnix van Ginneken as Chief Legal Officer

October 9, 2013

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the appointment of Marnix van Ginneken as Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary and member of the company’s Executive Committee, effective May 1, 2014. Mr. Van Ginneken, currently Philips’ Head of Group Legal, will succeed Eric Coutinho, who will retire per April 30, 2014.
 
“I am very pleased that in Marnix van Ginneken we have found a great successor with deep legal knowledge from within the company,’’ said Philips Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten. “I wish to express my deepest appreciation to Eric for his commitment to Philips in a long career that spanned more than three decades. As Chief Legal Officer, Eric has been instrumental in strengthening the legal function within Philips and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”
 
Marnix van Ginneken (Dutch, 1973) joined Philips in 2007 having worked with AkzoNobel and in private practice before. Marnix holds a law degree from the University of Utrecht and is professor of international corporate governance at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Eric Coutinho (Dutch, 1951) joined Philips’ Corporate Legal department in Eindhoven in 1979 after completing his Law Degree from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Following various functions within Philips’ Legal department, he became Company Secretary and Chief Legal Officer on May 1, 2006.

For further information, please contact:

Joost Akkermans
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31 6 3176 8996
E-mail: joost.akkermans@philips.com 

 

Steve Klink
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31 6 1088 8824
E-mail: steve.klink@philips.com 

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About Royal Philips Electronics:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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