Directors, a person to be appointed for that purpose by the general meeting, whether or not from among its members, shall be temporarily entrusted with the management of the Company.
The company shall be represented by the Board of Directors.
In addition, the authority to represent the company is vested in each executive director.
Indemnification of members of the Board of Directors
The company shall indemnify any person who is a member of the Board of Directors (each of them an 'indemnified person') and who was or is in his capacity as member of the Board of Directors a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal or administrative or any action, suit or proceeding in order to obtain information (other than an action, suit or proceeding instituted by or on behalf of the company), against any and all liabilities including all expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement and other financial losses, actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the company.
The termination of any action, suit or proceeding by a judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or the failure to put up a defense or its equivalent, shall not, in and of itself, create a presumption that the person did not act in good faith and not in a manner which he reasonably could believe to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the company. The indemnified person is obliged to inform the company as soon as practically possible about any claim or any circumstance that could lead to a claim.
No indemnification pursuant to paragraph 1 of this article shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter:
as to which such person shall have been adjudged in a final and non-appealable judgment by a Dutch judge to be liable for gross negligence or willful misconduct in the performance of his duty to the company, unless and only to the extent that the judge before whom such action or proceeding was brought or any other Dutch judge having appropriate jurisdiction shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all of the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to a compensation which the judge before whom such action or proceeding was brought or such other judge having appropriate jurisdiction shall deem proper; or
insofar costs and losses have been insured under any insurance and the insurance company has reimbursed to him the costs and losses.
Expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by an indemnified person in defending a civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding shall be paid by the company in advance of the final disposition of such action, suit or proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of an indemnified