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GIMV appoints Koenraad Dejonckheere as CEO


Press Release
Antwerp, 15 July 2008

Today the Board of Directors of GIMV appointed Koenraad Dejonckheere as the new CEO of GIMV, replacing Dirk Boogmans. It is expected that Koenraad Dejonckheere will start in his new function on 1 October 2008. Until that time President Herman Daems, as announced previously, will continue to take on the responsibilities of the President-CEO.

Koen Dejonckheere is Managing Director and head of Corporate Finance at KBC Securities until now. Before that he worked for Nesbic, Halder, Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance Europe and the former BBL, now ING. Dejonckheere has very broad experience as a dealmaker in investment banking and private equity. At KBC Securities he delivered a significant contribution to the European expansion of the corporate finance activities. Koen Dejonckheere has broad experience with businesses and industries in Belgium and abroad. In recent years he has become one of the authorities amongst investment bankers based in Belgium.

Dejonckheere is 39 years old, a civil engineer from the University of Ghent who obtained an MBA at IEFSI in Lille (FR).

President Herman Daems emphasizes: “With Koen Dejonckheere we welcome a very experienced dealmaker who knows the private equity world very well and who has proven to be able to bring dynamism into an organization. Together with our directors I am convinced that Koen Dejonckheere will continue the further growth and international expansion of GIMV in a solid way.”

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Herman Daems
Tel: +32 3 290 21 94

Since its incorporation in 1980 GIMV has grown into Belgium's most important venture capital provider and company-builder. GIMV has now become a major European and international market player. Both in Belgium and abroad, GIMV invests in information and communication technology, life sciences and cleantech as well as in growth financing and management buy-outs (MBOs) of companies in more traditional sectors. In the Benelux region the company also targets infrastructure and real estate construction projects. GIMV currently manages around EUR 2.0 billion of assets (including third party funds). GIMV has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1997.

For more information on GIMV, please go to www..gimv.com.


Publisher Contact Information:

GIMV N.V.
+32 3 290 21 94
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