Mr. Branko Pokorny succeeds Mr. Ulco Vermeulen as Managing Director of Gate terminal

Rotterdam, The Netherlands | press release

N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (Gasunie) and Royal Vopak (Vopak), strategic partners in Gate terminal, today announce that the shareholders of Gate terminal have appointed Mr. Branko Pokorny as Managing Director of Gate terminal BV. On 1 October 2008 he will be succeeding Mr. Ulco Vermeulen who will return to Gasunie to become Director of Business Development. Mr. Pokorny will be responsible for the further construction and development of the Gate terminal, the first LNG import terminal in the Netherlands, at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. He has extensive experience with managing large scale projects in the energy related sector. Before joining Gate terminal he was Concession and Project Director of Elyo East London Energy, part of Suez Energy Services and General Manager of Fabricom GTI International Operations.

At the same time Mr. Vermeulen has been appointed as Managing Director of Gate Terminal Management BV, which is the managing partner of Gate terminal BV. Mr. Dirk van Slooten from Vopak remains the other Managing Director of Gate Terminal Management BV.

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