INSPIRING VIEWS ON GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS ROUNDTABLE EVENT EVENTS What? Roundtable Event WW 26 May, 2009 What?Global ABS Conference WW 2-3 June, 2009 Where?The Hilton Metropole, London, United Kingdom On 2 and 3 June, Rabobank's Debt Capital Markets (DCM) group co-sponsored the Global ABS 2009 Conference in London. The conference provided an opportunity to present Rabobank's capabilities in the DCM arena and more specifïcally on securitisation products. Rabobank's DCM group operated a stand during the conference and hosted a cliënt BBQ event on the evening of 2 June at the London branch office. Due to the significant global change and uncertainty in the securitisation market the conference with the title 'Regroup and rebuild together' was shortened to two days in anticipation of low participation. However, the high number of participants to this conference (over 2.600) showed that even in these times of stress there is still a need for an industry wide forum to discuss business opportunities. The general conclu- sion of the conference was that the securi tisation market needed more transparency before the market truly can recover. Also, the recently announced programmes of the US, UK, Australian and European govern- ments to kick-start the securitisation market were the subject of many discussions. Rabobank was a silver sponsor of the conference and had a very well balanced presence. Mark O'Keefe, Head of European Securitisation, and Björn Alink, Head of Benelux Securitisation, participated in panel discussions on corporate securitisation and the future of mortgage funding respec- tively. The Rabobank booth at the confer ence was very well visited and showed that Rabobank is one of the banks that still is open for (selected) securitisation business. In conjunction with the conference, Rabobank hosted a cliënt event with a BBQ on the terrace of our London office over- looking the Thames. This event attracted around 140 clients and advisors and proved to be a great success. Next to enthusiastic clients, the weather made for a perfect evening. Where? Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, the Netherlands On 26 May, Rabobank Intemational's vice chairman Sipko Schat hosted a dinner at Museum van Loon in Amsterdam for a select group of CEOs and CFOs from large corporate and F&A corporate clients. The session was one of a number of roundtable events hosted by Rabobank, which aim to increase cliënt intimacy and support the commitment to long-term cliënt relation- ships. Additionally, the events increase the understanding of clients' business concerns and help support communication of the Rl Wholesale Netherlands strategy. The key message put across to the large corporate market is that Rabobank is the strategie partner in business. With around 10-15 CEOs and CFOs attending, the setting is ideal for all parties to share thoughts on relevant developments within the sector. Frequently, follow-up meetings are planned. This personal contact and sharing of minds with clients' most senior execu- tives is essential in becoming (and remain- ing) the clients' bank of choice. During the introduction to the roundtable events, Sipko Schat sets the stage by shar ing his personal thoughts and feelings on the topics of the evening - over the past six months this has included the crisis in the fïnancial markets and the subsequent recession - and outlines the bank's position and strategy. In addition to hosting a number of events covering the fïnancial crisis over the past six months, roundtable events also offer an ideal platform to discuss different sector themes. For instance, F&A Corporates has now hosted the Vision on Food Captains' Dinner for three consecutive years. Also hosted by Sipko Schat, this event has brought together CEOs from 30-40 leading food, food retail and food service organi- sations and helped promote Rabobank's sector expertise. issue 20 i THE WORD

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