Shareholders appoint Javier van Engelen to Board of Management

    October 27, 2020

    Signify shareholders appoint Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa to Board of Management


    Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) appointed Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as a member of the Board of Management, effective October 27, 2020. The appointment was the only agenda item at the EGM.


    Javier van Engelen will fulfill the role of CFO of Signify and succeed René van Schooten, who held the position on an interim basis.


    René van Schooten has expressed his wish to relinquish his position on the Board of Management as of January 1, 2021 and will stay on as advisor to the board till the end of May 2021.

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Investor Relations

    Rogier Dierckx

    Tel: +31 6 1138 4609



    Signify Corporate Communications

    Elco van Groningen

    Tel: +31 6 1086 5519


    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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