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PME increases pensions by 1.29%


In anticipation of the new pension system, the government will relax the rules that apply to increasing pensions from 1 July 2022. As a result, we can now increase the pensions by 1.29% as of 1 July 2022.

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Welcome to PME’s new website


You may have noticed already: our website has had an overhaul! This means that several things will work a bit differently than you were used to. We are happy to explain the changes to you.

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Alae Laghrich appointed executive director at PME


The board of PME has appointed Alae Laghrich (1979) as executive director with the pension fund as of 1 January 2022. He will be responsible for risk management, governance, compliance and finance in the executive board.

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Candidacy & election of pension fund board 2022


Since 1 July 2014, the board of PME not only includes representatives of employers and employees, but also 2 representatives of pensioners. The term of these 2 board members will expire on 1 July 2022. We are, therefore, looking for new candidates.

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Pension value transfer to PME possible again


On 1 October PME's coverage ratio was more than 100%, 100.6% to be exact. This means that pension value transfer from other pension funds to PME pensioenfonds has become possible again.

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Coverage ratio slightly up in third quarter


In the third quarter our coverage ratio increased slightly from 104.0% to 104.6%. The invested capital increased from € 61.7 billion to € 61.9 billion. The pension obligations decreased from € 59.3 billion to € 59.2 billion. We achieved a 0.5% return.

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Good news! The Generation pact is continued


The new Metalektro collective agreement (CA) is final. The adherents of all CA parties support the agreements that were reached. This collective agreement is valid from 1 December 2020 through 30 November 2022. The Generation pact remains in the new CA.

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PME strongly commited to energy transition


PME remains strongly committed to its climate policy and continues to pursue its efforts towards the energy transition. PME has now sold all of its investments in the fossile oil and gas industry and distribution. This step does not affect the expected total return on investments.

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Small pre-2018 pensions automatically transferred to new provider


In September we start transferring ‘old’ small pension sums between € 2.01 and € 503.24 gross per year (2021). The advantage is that all your small pensions are assembled, allowing you to have an easy overview of your pension.

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Coverage ratio still more than 100%


In the second quarter PME's coverage ratio increased further from 101.7% tor 104.0%. This was mainly the result of positive returns. The invested capital grew from € 59.9 billion to € 61.7 billion.

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Principle agreement for new Collective Agreement; how does it affect the pensions?


Last week it became known that a principle agreement has been reached for a new Collective Agreement from 1 December 2020 through 30 November 2022. The pension contributions were already decided at the end of 2020.

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Employers ASML and NXP ask PME to make greater effort towards energy transition


On 11 July, chairman of the executive board at PME Eric Uijen was presented with a statement by participants from ASML and NXP. In this statement they urge PME to take significant steps when it comes to the energy transition.

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Annual report 2020; an intense year


The year 2020 was dominated by the Covid-19 crisis. PME monitored the financial markets intensely and supported affiliated companies by offering payment extensions. In the summer, social partners and the cabinet sketched the contours of the new pension system, followed by the first preparations towards pension reform.

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Coverage ratio above 100%


The coverage ratio of PME increased to 101.7% in the first quarter. This was a consequence of increased interest rates in the first quarter of 2021, causing the value of obligations to go down. PME achieved an investment return of -3% for the first quarter of 2021. The invested capital decreased in the first quarter from € 61.6 billion to € 59.9 billion.

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On our way with Future pensions Act, details not ready yet


It is very important to PME that we continue to have a solid pension system that can accommodate all participants and pensioners, both now and in the future. We also want the transition to the new system to be smooth. With that in mind, we have scrutinized the consultation document, together with our administrator MN and colleague pension funds PMT and Bpf Koopvaardij.

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PME does not cut pensions in 2021, permanent risk of cuts in next few years


PME does not have to cut the pensions in 2021. Since the fund's current coverage ratio increased from 93.7% to 97.2% in the fourth quarter, the threat of pension cuts has been averted for this year.

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Conditional Extra Pension granted


Every year PME buys the Conditional Extra Pension (Dutch: VEP) for a certain group of participants*. Due to legislation, 2020 is the last year for the VEP scheme. As a result, we attribute this VEP to participants from the birth years 1960 through 1972 in the first half of 2021. Participants that are entitled to VEP will receive a personal letter in May 2021 at the latest.

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PME: no pension cuts in 2021


PME's coverage ratio on 31 December 2020 was above 90%. This means that PME does not have to cut the pensions in 2021.

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