RHJ International SA: Transparency Declaration Notification (Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007) - First Manhattan Co.

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 15 April 2014, First Manhattan Co. sent a notification that the aggregate amount of shares held by First Manhattan Co. had crossed downward, on 31 August 2011, the threshold of 3% of the total outstanding shares issued by RHJ International ("RHJI") and that First Manhattan Co. held 1,756,329 shares representing 2.05% of the 85,545,547 RHJI shares outstanding on such date. On the date hereof, First Manhattan Co.'s 1,756,329 shares represents 1.93% of the 91,045,745 RHJI shares outstanding.

A copy of the notification form sent by First Manhattan Co. is reproduced here attached and available on RHJI's corporate website under "Investor Relations - Shareholder Information - Transparency Rules".

About RHJ International

RHJ International is a financial services group with principal activities in wealth management, asset management and merchant banking. Our wealth management operations are conducted through Kleinwort Benson and BHF: two independent and relationship-driven private banks, with a combined tier 1 capital ratio of 16.3% and €51 billion of assets under management as at 31 December 2013. RHJI's asset management operations are carried out by Kleinwort Benson Investors and Frankfurt Trust. Kleinwort Benson Investors is a Dublin-based institutional asset manager that offers investors innovative and differentiated specialist strategies on both a segregated and unitised basis, while Frankfurt Trust specializes in European equities, multi assets and fixed income. As at 31 December 2013, Kleinwort Benson Investors and Frankfurt Trust managed €5.4 billion and €16 billion of client assets, respectively. RHJI is listed on Euronext Brussels, with the ticker symbol "RHJI".

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Marc Roelandt
Managing Director
RHJ International
Tel: +32 2 643 6013
E-mail: jroelandt@rhji.com

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