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Report of the Supervisory Board

NS can look back on a successful 2019. Our operational performance is up to standard, so we can look forward to the future with considerable confidence.

Who’s who on the Supervisory Board

Appointed on 4 March 2014 until 2018, reappointed until 2022

Remuneration of Executive Board members

The key objective of the NS remuneration policy is that it should enable the Supervisory Board to attract and retain well-qualified members for the Executive Board.

Personal details – Executive Board

Focus on: corporate strategy and communication

Corporate governance

NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen is a public limited company under Dutch law. Its registered offices are in Utrecht. NV Nederlandse Spoorwegen is the holding company of NS Groep NV.

Risk management

Risk management is all about deliberately tackling uncertainties that could impede the achievement of the strategic objectives.

Group risks

As part of the planning and control cycle, the Executive Board has determined the principal group risks based in part on the risks that have been identified within the business units.

Risk 1: Safety

The risk that NS fails to take sufficient measures in the Netherlands to prevent safety incidents, or fails to properly fulfil its duty of care if a serious safety incident occurs involving passengers, employees and/or the locality due to

Risk 2: Non-compliance

The risk that NS fails to comply with laws and regulations or that NS violates (internal) norms and values, which may result in disadvantages for passengers, staff or other stakeholders, reputational damage, financial losses or sanctions imposed by

Risk 3: HSL service

The risk that the performance delivered falls short of the agreed level due to lack of capacity, the complexity of HSL South and/or an inability to implement the measures taken.

Risk 4: Infrastructure capacity

The risk that NS is unable to implement the desired timetable (including future extensions) in a robust, punctual and cost-effective manner due to limited infrastructure capacity.

Risk 5: ERTMS

The risk is that the introduction of ERTMS results in disruption for customers. Another risk is that the implementation of ERTMS fails to yield the desired results in the fields of safety, reliability, interoperability, capacity and speed.

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