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Philips notifies the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets of holding 3.04% of its own shares

May 8, 2014

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) announced today that it has notified the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) that it currently holds 3.04 percent of its own issued shares. This holding of Philips consists of shares that have been acquired for cancellation purposes under Philips’ current EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program that started on October 21, 2013, and shares that are held to cover for obligations resulting from Philips’ existing long-term incentive and employee stock purchase programs.

For further information, please contact:

Joost Akkermans
Philips Group Communications
Tel.: +31 6 3175 8996


About Royal Philips:

 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 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 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