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ARCADIS N.V.: ARCADIS appoints Carolien Gehrels to lead Big Urban Clients program in Continental Europe

April 4, 2014 - ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global natural and
built asset design and consultancy firm, announced today that it has
appointed Ms. Carolien Gehrels, the current Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam to lead
its Big Urban Client (BUC) program in Continental Europe. Ms. Gehrels will
work closely with John Batten, Global Leader for BUC and the European team on
strengthening ARCADIS' position in selected cities around Continental Europe
and to help ARCADIS' local urban teams generate integrated and sustainable
urban solutions that span across all of its business lines.

The BUC program is ARCADIS' answer to the rapid global pace of urbanization.
It seeks to help large urban clients in becoming more competitive when
attracting investors and developers, when attracting people or when adding
cultural attractions such as high end museums or theaters. The program is
also directed at making cities more livable by providing sustainable urban
solutions for challenges in transportation, environment, water supply, urban
planning and building design. ARCADIS has selected 12 cities as Big Urban
Clients to start this strategic initiative, which among others include Sao
Paulo - Brazil, New York City - US, London - UK, Doha - Qatar, Shanghai in
China, and the urban area Amsterdam/Rotterdam in the Netherlands. In each of
these cities ARCADIS already has a strong presence.

Ms. Carolien Gehrels has a degree in the Dutch language from Groningen
University with a specialization in organizational communications. After
fulfilling a number of communications roles, she joined management
consultancy company Berenschot as a consultant for federal government
entities and municipalities in 1997. In the year 2000 she was appointed
Director of Berenschot Communications at the age of 33. In that position she
led the international city marketing programs for Amsterdam and Maastricht.
As managing director she also coined and pushed the "I Amsterdam" strategy
which the city successfully uses to date. She became an alderwoman in the
City of Amsterdam in 2006. In her last role as Deputy Mayer she was among
other things responsible for Economic affairs, the Arts, Water Management,
Monuments, and local Media.

"I am proud that we are able to attract such a seasoned urban professional to
help us push this important strategic initiative. Ms. Gehrels has built a
reputation for relentlessly marketing the strengths of the city of Amsterdam
around the world, while at the same time building and improving its urban
fabric. Her international experience and in depth knowledge of city
government make her extremely suitable for this position and I look forward
to working with her," said Neil McArthur, CEO of ARCADIS.

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or joost.slooten@arcadis.com

ARCADIS is the leadingglobal natural and built asset design and consultancy

working in partnership with our clients to deliverexceptional and sustainable

through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and
management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and
passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the
whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to
integrate health&safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of
solutions across the globe. We are 22,000 people that generate €2.5 billion
in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve
the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please



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