In 2008 the Dutch State acquired the ABN AMRO Bank N.V. shares, which were transferred to Stichting administratiekantoor beheer financiële instellingen (NL Financial Investments, or NLFI) in 2011. NLFI is planning to gradually reduce its stake over the coming years, with its ultimate aim being to dispose of all of its ABN AMRO Bank N.V. shares. In the event of a sale, the shares to be sold will be transferred by NLFI to STAK AAB. STAK AAB will issue depositary receipts for the shares transferred to it. These depositary receipts will be traded on Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.

STAK AAB will seek to protect the interests of depositary receipt holders and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. as effectively as possible, while also taking account of the interests of other stakeholders, such as clients, savers, depositors and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. staff, and the interests of society in general.

STAK AAB will do everything possible to counter any threat to the independence, continuity or identity of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

The most important tasks of STAK AAB can be summarised as follows:

  • Acquiring ABN AMRO Bank N.V. shares and issuing depositary receipts;

  • Administering the shares for which depositary receipts have been issued;

  • Promoting the exchange of information between ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and the depositary receipt holders;

  • Exercising the voting rights on these shares, as instructed by the depositary receipt holders and insofar as the latter have granted power of attorney to STAK AAB (unless the independence, continuity or identity of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is threatened).

The objects, powers, tasks, rights and obligations of STAK AAB are set out in its Articles and the Trust Conditions.