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RHJ International SA : Transparency Declaration Notification (Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007) - Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities

Brussels, Belgium, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 29 April 2014, Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities notified RHJ International ("RHJI") that their aggregate holding of 8,879,157 shares in RHJI had crossed downward the threshold of 10% of the total number of voting rights in RHJI from 10.37% to 9.75%.

On 26 March 2014, RHJI carried out a capital increase in connection with its acquisition of a 9% stake in BHF-BANK AG. As a result of the issuance of such additional voting rights in RHJI to the seller of BHF-BANK AG, the total number of voting rights in RHJI increased from 85,545,547 to 91,045,745. The aggregate holding of 8,879,157 shares in RHJI held by Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities consequently decreased from 10.37% to 9.75% of the total number of voting rights in RHJI.

A copy of the notification sent by Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities is reproduced hereunder and available on RHJI's corporate website under "Investor Relations - Shareholder Information - Transparency Rules".

Additional background information

In connection with the acquisition by Kleinwort Benson Group ("KBG") of a 91% stake in BHF-BANK AG which was disclosed by the Company on 27 March 2014, two entities affiliated with Timothy C. Collins, namely Windmere Investments LLC and the Timothy C. Collins 2003 Descendants' Trust, made an aggregate cash investment of €13.6 million in return for a 2.65% stake in KBG.

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 unitized 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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