External auditor

The external auditor is appointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders. The Supervisory Board nominates a candidate for the appointment or replacement to the General Meeting of Shareholders. In this connection the Management Board renders advice to the Supervisory Board.

During the General Meeting of Shareholders of 12 May 2016 Ernst & Young Accountants LLP was appointed to conduct the audit of the financial statements for the year 2015.

Functioning of the external auditor

The Management Board reports annually to the Supervisory Board on their contacts with the external auditor, devoting attention to the independence of the auditor. The Supervisory Board takes account of this in the nominations for the appointment of an external auditor.

The functioning of the external auditor is evaluated and assessed by the Management Board and the Supervisory Board at least once every four years. The most important conclusions of this assessment are shared with the General Meeting of Shareholders.

The external auditor shall, in principle, attend all meetings of the Supervisory Board where the quarterly results and the report of the external auditor on the annual audit is discussed and the financial statements are signed. Finally, the external auditor also attends the General Meeting of Shareholders, where he can clarify his opinion on the fairness of the financial statements.

N.V. Nuon Energy's external auditor is


Ernst & Young Accountants LLP

Cross Towers, Antonio Vivaldistraat 150

PO Box 7883

Telephone: +31 88 407 1000
Fax: +31 88 407 1005