20th anniversary of the BEL 20

On 18th March 2011, NYSE Euronext Brussels celebrated the 20th anniversary of the BEL 20, the benchmark index of the Euronext Brussels. To kick-off of the birthday, an exclusive breakfast meeting with almost all 20 CEOs and/or Chairman of the listed companies of the BEL 20 index was held with the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Didier Reynders as well as of President of the European Investment Bank and former Minister of Finance, Philippe Maystadt. Baron Jean Peterbroeck, President of the Bourse Commission in 1991 was also present.

The BEL 20 index was launched on 18 March 1991 with a base value of 1,000 on December 31, 1990. It is designed to be representative of the entire market and to act as a real-time indicator of local market trends. The current BEL 20 constituents are: AB InBev, Ackermans & van Haaren, Ageas, Befimmo, Bekaert, Belgacom, Cofinimmo, Colruyt, Delhaize Group, Dexia, GBL, GDF Suez, KBC Group, Mobistar, Compagnie Nationale de Portefeuille, Omega Pharma, Solvay, Telenet Group, UCB and Umicore.