When the National Bank was established, the fact that the general interest takes priority in its management was given shape in a legal system that differs from the normal statutory provisions regarding public limited liability companies.
Administration and control
The National Bank of Belgium is a public institution which has adopted the form of a public limited liability company. It does not have as its main object the creation of value for its shareholders. It has a special legal status and special organs and operating rules which distinguish it from other public limited liability companies.