Philips Lighting proposes to appoint Eelco Blok as Supervisory Board member

    December 14, 2017

    Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that its Supervisory Board will propose the appointment of Mr. Eelco Blok as a member of the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on May 15, 2018. Mr. Blok will attend Supervisory Board meetings as observer until the AGM vote.


    Blok (Dutch, 60) has been Chief Executive Officer of Dutch telecommunications provider KPN since 2011, after having served in its Board of Management since 2006. He has announced that he will step down from this position in April 2018. Blok started his career at KPN in finance in 1983, before moving to marketing and sales. He held a number of senior management positions at the telecommunications company since. He currently also serves as vice-chair of the Supervisory Board of PostNL.


    Blok holds a master’s degree in Business Administration at Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

    For further information, please contact:

    Philips Lighting Investor Relations

    Robin Jansen

    Tel: +31 6 1594 4569



    Philips Lighting Corporate Communications

    Elco van Groningen

    Tel: + 31 6 1086 5519


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