Fortis Case

Settlement proposal of AGEAS as binding

On 13 July 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal declared the settlement proposal of AGEAS as binding. This means that everyone who held Fortis shares between 28 February 2007 and 14 October 2008 may request compensation.

Ageas will soon distribute more information about this compensation arrangement via the media and correspondence with those known to have been shareholders at that time.

Part of the compensation arrangement is that the eligible shareholders may request compensation from a claims administrator in the process of which the share ownership will be verified.

The bank will provide a certificate for holders of a custody account during the stated period in 2007-2008 in which the Fortis share was booked: This document can be of help when submitting a request for compensation.

  • Shareholders, who are still customers, will receive this certificate at their home address during the course of the month of July. Please note: only one certificate will be sent for each custody account.
  • Shareholders, who are currently no longer customers, may apply for this certificate at one of our branches starting from August.

Every shareholder is free to accept the proposed settlement and may apply for compensation. BNP Paribas Fortis does not provide any advice on whether it is best to accept the settlement and the possible corresponding compensation or to select the opt-out declaration..

More information about the compensation arrangement and the application procedure is available via the FORsettlement contact centre at the free telephone number 0800 26 832 (Belgium) or at +32 (0)2 557 59 00 (international) or on