CEO of ARCADIS U.S. Steve Blake Announces Retirement

  CEO of ARCADIS U.S. Steve Blake Announces Retirement

Business Wire

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- March 13, 2013

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international design, consulting,
engineering and management services company, today announced the intended
retirement of its CEO Steven Blake. Blake has served as CEO of ARCADIS US for
16 years, has been a member of the ARCADIS executive board for eight years and
has worked for ARCADIS for a total of 26 years. He has set June 1, 2013 as his
date of retirement.

Steve Blake, ARCADIS CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Steve Blake, ARCADIS CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

During his tenure, ARCADIS US grew its revenue five times, while improving
bottom line performance ten times. Blake was instrumental in the integration
of a number of large mergers, notably with the environmental firm BBL in 2005
and with water consulting and engineering company Malcolm Pirnie in 2009. Both
additions have contributed significantly to the company’s growth. In addition,
he successfully managed many other acquisitions that enhanced or added service
lines which aided in the ARCADIS expansion. As an Executive Board member he
oversaw the Global Business Line (GBL) Environment; GBL Water; Global Health
and Safety and supported RTKL in their transition to be part of the ARCADIS

Effective June 1, 2013, ARCADIS COO Gary Coates will succeed Blake as CEO for
ARCADIS US while retaining his current position. Zack Smith, chief strategy
officer for ARCADIS US, has been nominated for appointment to assume Blake’s
post on the ARCADIS executive board. Once approved by shareholders, which is
expected, Smith will assume responsibility for Latin America. Smith is
currently member of the board of ARCADIS Logos in Brazil.


ARCADIS is a leading international company providing consultancy, design,
engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and
buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating
balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs,
implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments.
With 22,000 employees and more than $3.3 billion in revenues, the company has
an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions.
ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge andexpertise to improve the
quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at:

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