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The mandates of Mr. N. Boël, Mr. J-P. Clamadieu, Mr. B. de Laguiche, Mr. H. Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, Mrs. E. du Monceau, Mrs. F. de Viron and Mrs. A. Moraleda were renewed for a four-year term at the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of May 9, 2017 so the mandate will expire at the end of the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting to be held in May 2021.

Mrs. A. Lemarchand was appointed as a board member for a four-year term at the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of May 9, 2017; her mandate will expire at the end of the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting to be held in May 2021.

At the end of the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the following mandates will expire:

  • Rosemary Thorne
  • Gilles Michel
  • Denis Solvay
  • Bernhard Scheuble.

At the same Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board of Directors will propose:

  • Renewing the mandates of Mrs. Rosemary Thorne and Mr. Gilles Michel for another four years,
  • Appointing Mr. Philippe Tournay as director for a four-year term to replace Denis Solvay, who has decided not to stand for a new term,
  • Appointing of Mr. Matti Lievonen as a new independent director for a four-year term to replace Bernhard Scheuble.

The number of Board members will temporarily be 16 until the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of 2019, when the term of Yves-Thibault de Silguy will expire.

At December 31, 2017 the composition of the Board is as follows:

  • 15 of the 16 directors on the Board are non-executive
  • 11 of the 16 directors have been recognized as independent by the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, according to the criteria defined by the Belgian law and further refined by the Board of Directors
  • seven different nationalities,
  • Six of the 16 Board members are women,
  • Board meeting attendance is high: 84.13%.

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Presence at Board meetings in 2017

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Nicolas Boël
Belgian
Appointed in 1998 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Nicolas Boël

Born in: 1962

Solvay SA mandates: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Finance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MA in Economics (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Master of Business Administration (College of William and Mary, USA). Director of Sofina.

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu(1)
French
Appointed in 2012 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

Born in: 1958

Solvay SA mandates: Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Director and Member of the Finance Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Engineering degree from the École des Mines (Paris, France). Director of Axa, Faurecia. Chairman of Cytec Industries Inc.

(1) Employed full time by the Solvay Group.

Bernard de Laguiche
French/Brazilian
Appointed in 2006 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Bernard de Laguiche

Born in: 1959

Solvay SA mandates: Member of the Executive Committee until September 30, 2013, Director, Member of the Finance Committee and Member of the Audit Committee since May 13, 2014

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MA in Economics and Business Administration, HSG (Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland). MBA in Agribusiness, University of São Paulo (USP ESALQ). Managing Director of Solvac SA, Chairman of the Board of Peroxidos do Brasil Ltda, Curitiba (Brasil), Board member of Le Pain Quotidien Brasil Ltda, Sao Paulo and Luxembourg, Founder and President of Grupo Ortus SA, Curitiba (Brasil), President of Agro Mercantil Vila Rica Ltda, Parana (Argentina).

Jean-Marie Solvay
Belgian
Appointed in 1991 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (6/7)

Jean-Marie Solvay

Born in: 1956

Solvay SA mandates: Director, Member of the Innovation Board

Expiry date of directorship: 2020

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Advanced Management Programme – Insead. CEO of Albrecht RE Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG., Berlin (Germany), Chairman of the Board of the International Solvay Institutes. Member of the Board of the Innovation Fund, Brussels

Denis Solvay
Belgian
Appointed in 1997 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (4/7)

Denis Solvay

Born in: 1957

Solvay SA mandates: Director, Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committees

Expiry date of directorship: 2018

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Business engineering – Solvay Business School (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium). Abelag Holding, SA. Voluntary Director of the healthcare institute ANBCT and Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Scheuble
German
Appointed in 2006 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Scheuble

Born in: 1953

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2018

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MSc, Nuclear Physics & PhD, Display Physics (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany). Former Chairman of the Executive Committee of Merck KGaA, (Darmstadt, Germany) and former member of the E. Merck OHG Board of Directors

Charles Casimir-Lambert
Belgian
Appointed in 2007 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Charles Casimir-Lambert

Born in: 1967

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Audit Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2019

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MBA Columbia Business School (New York, USA)/London Business School (London, UK), Master’s degree (lic.oec.HSG) in economics, management and finance (Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland). Management of family’s global interests.

Hervé Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge
Belgian
Appointed in 2009 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Hervé Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge

Born in: 1957

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Finance and Audit Committees

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MA in Law from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Diploma in Economics and Business, ICHEC (Belgium) Until June 30, 2013, Group Director Petercam SA, Director of Vital Renewable Energy Company LLC (Delaware). Independent Director, VISONARITY AG (Basel, Stwitzerland).

Yves-Thibault de Silguy
French
Appointed in 2010 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (6/7)

Yves-Thibault de Silguy

Born in: 1948

Solvay SA mandates: Independent director, Member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Finance Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2019

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MA in Law from the Université de Rennes (France), DES in public law from Université de Paris I (France), graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration (France) Vice-Chairman and Lead Director of the VINCI group, Director of LVMH, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sofisport (France), Director of VTB bank (Moscow, Russia), and Chairman of YTSeuropaconsultants

Evelyn du Monceau
Belgian
Appointed in 2010 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Evelyn du Monceau

Born in: 1950

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committees

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: MA in Applied Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Chair of the Board and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of UCB SA, Member of the Board of Directors of La Financière de Tubize SA, Member of the Corporate Governance Commission.

Françoise de Viron
Belgian
Appointed in 2013 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Françoise de Viron

Born in: 1955

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committees

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Doctorate of Science (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). Master in Sociology (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and Louvain School of Management (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Academic Member of the Center of Research Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies, of Interdisciplinary Group of Research in Socialization, Education and Training, of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Adult Education at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Chairman and Director AISBL EUCEN – European Universities Continuing Education network.

Amparo Moraleda Martinez
Spanish
Appointed in 2013 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (6/7)

Amparo Moraleda Martinez

Born in: 1964

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committees

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Degree in Industrial Engineering, ICAI (Universidad Pontifica Comillas, Spain) PDG, IESE Business School (Universidad de Navarra, Spain). Former General Manager of IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey Former Chief Operating Officer, International Division (Spain) and Acting CEO, Scottish Power (UK) of Iberdrola Member of the Boards of the following listed companies: Airbus SE (The Netherlands), Faurecia (until oct.2017) (France), Caixabank SA (Spain), Vodafone plc (UK) . Member of the Consejo rector of Consejo Superior of Investigaciones Cientificas. Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics and Financial Sciences

Rosemary Thorne
British
Appointed in 2014 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Rosemary Thorne

Born in: 1952

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Audit Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2018

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Honours Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick (UK). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants FCMA and CGMA Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers FCT Former Chief Financial Officer of J. Sainsbury, Bradford & Bingley, and Ladbrokes Member of the Board and Chair of Audit Committee of Merrill Lynch International (UK) and Smurfit Kappa Group (Ireland). Former Independent Director of Royal Mail Group Cadbury Schweppes, Santander UK and First Global Trust Bank (UK)

Gilles Michel
French
Appointed in 2014 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (6/7)

Gilles Michel

Born in: 1956

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Finance Committee

Expiry date of directorship: 2018

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: École Polytechnique (France). École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE) (France). Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP). Former CEO Ceramics & Plastics, Saint-Gobain, France. Former Member of the Management Board, PSA, France. Former CEO, Fonds stratégique d’Investissement (FSI), France. Chairman & CEO, Imerys, France (listed). Independent Director IBL

Marjan Oudeman
Dutch
Appointed in 2015 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (7/7)

Marjan Oudeman

Born in: 1958

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Audit Committee since May 12, 2015

Expiry date of directorship: 2019

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Law degree, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (the Netherlands). Summer Program American Law, Columbia University (New York, USA), Universiteit van Amsterdam and Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands). Masters Degree in Business Administration, Simon E. Business School, University of Rochester (New York, USA), and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Member of the Board of Statoil ASA. Member of the Board of SHV Holdings N.V., the Netherlands. President of the Executive Board Universiteit Utrecht (the Netherlands)until July 2017. Member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Concertgebouw, the Netherlands. Chairman of the Board of Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands. Since April 2017, Member of the Supervisory Board of Aalberts Industries NV.

Agnès Lemarchand - Poirier
French
Appointed in 2017 Presence at Board meetings in 2017 (3/4)

Agnès Lemarchand - Poirier

Born in: 1954

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director

Expiry date of directorship: 2021

Diplomas and activities outside Solvay: Engineering degree from the École Chimie Tech and MIT (France), MBA of INSEAD (France), Former Chief Executive officer of Lafarge Chaux, Former Executive Chairman of Steetley Dolomite (UK), Director of Saint Gobain and BioMérieux.

(1) Employed full time by the Solvay Group.