Beckers Appointed Independent Director to D’Ieteren Board

The D’Ieteren Board of Directors has appointed Pierre-Olivier Beckers by co-optation as an independent director. The ratification of this appointment is subject to the approval of the shareholders at the ordinary general meeting on June 5, 2014. D’Ieteren is the parent company for Belron and Safelite.

Beckers, 53, has worked from 1983 to 2013 within the Delhaize Group, of which he was the chairman of the executive committee and managing director from 1999 to 2013. He has been a director of the Delhaize Group since 1995.

Beckers replaces Christian Varin on the board of directors. Varin was appointed director in 2001 on the proposal of Cobepa. The company is an independent, privately-held investment company with a net worth of €1.5 billion (in Euros). This company “has ceased to act in concert with the family shareholders since August 31, 2013,” according to officials.

“I’m very happy with the appointment of Pierre-Olivier Beckers, who will bring all of his experience to develop our activities, in Belgium and abroad. On behalf of the Board, I also wish to thank warmly Christian Varin for his precious contribution to our reflections and discussions,” says Roland D’Ieteren, chairman of the board of directors.

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