ABN Amro CEO Rijkman Groenink has undergone an operation for a appendicitis and is likely to miss the endgame of the takeover battle for the biggest Dutch bank, a bank spokesman confirmed on Friday.
Next week the period for shareholders to tender their shares to either Barclays or the Royal Bank of Scotland consortium expires.
‘It is extremely irritating for Groenink at a personal level,’ the spokesman said. ‘But he is recovering well and may be able to witness the final round.’
The Telegraaf says Groenink was admitted to hospital last weekend and needs two weeks to recover.
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