Beter Bed Holding

Annual Report 2014


The Supervisory Board is comprised of Ms E.A. de Groot, Mr D.R. Goeminne (Chairman), Mr A.J.L. Slippens (Vice Chairman) and Mr W.T.C. van der Vis. The CVs of the Supervisory Directors are included in the section Supervisory Board. In accordance with the provisions of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, all Supervisory Directors are impartial.

Supervisory Directors are appointed for a period that runs up to and including the day of the first Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which is held four years after their appointment. Supervisory Directors retire periodically in accordance with a schedule to be drawn up by the Board.

The following retirement by rotation schedule applies:

Supervisory Director




E.A. de Groot

1 May 2011

AGM 2015

W.T.C. van der Vis

25 April 2013

AGM 2017

D.R. Goeminne

1 May 2010

19 May 2014

AGM 2018

A.J.L. Slippens

1 May 2010

19 May 2014

AGM 2018

The group’s revenue rose by 1.8% to € 364.0 million in the year under review. During the year, the activities of the Slaapgenoten, Matrassen Concord Netherlands and Matrassen Concord Belgium formulas were discontinued. The costs involved had already been recognised in the 2013 financial year.

Net profit more than doubled in 2014, rising from € 8.2 million to € 16.9 million.

The Supervisory Board is satisfied with the revenue and profit growth, and with the manner in which the Management Board has led the company on its route to recovery. Given the achievement of the plans in 2014 and the refocused strategy for 2015, the Supervisory Board is confident that the company will be able to strengthen its position in its various markets.