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RHJ International: Transparency Declaration Notifications (Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007)

Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Billion Infinity Investment Limited, AQTON SE, the Timothy C. Collins 2003 Descendants' Trust, Windmere Investments LLC (collectively, the "Co-investors")

On 29 September 2014, the Co-investors (and certain other persons) jointly notified RHJ International ("RHJI") that an aggregate amount of 41,198,419 shares held by the Co-investors (the "Shares") was subject to a lock-up agreement. The Shares, which were issued to the Co-investors on 23 September 2014 in exchange of the contribution in kind of their shareholding in Kleinwort Benson Group (the "Capital Increase"), represent 31.15% of the outstanding 132,244,164 shares and voting rights in RHJI (the "Voting Rights").

As part of the joint notification described above, AQTON notified RHJI that its shareholding in RHJI had crossed upward, on 23 September 2014, the threshold of 10% of the Voting Rights and amounted to 14,921,842 shares representing 11.28% of the Voting Rights.

Billion Infinity Investment Limited and Fidelidade - Companhia de Seguros, S.A. (collectively, "Fosun")

On 29 September 2014, Fosun (and certain other persons) notified RHJI that Fosun's aggregate shareholding in RHJI had crossed upward, on 23 September 2014, the threshold of 15% of the Voting Rights and amounted to 25,768,724 shares representing 19.49% of the Voting Rights. Fidelidade's shareholding in RHJI amounts to 2,686,246 shares representing 2.03% of the Voting Rights. Billion's shareholding in RHJI, which was acquired in connection with the Capital Increase, amounts to 23,085,478 shares representing 17.46% of the Voting Rights.

Timothy C. Collins, the Timothy C. Collins 2003 Descendants' Trust, Windmere Investments LLC

On 1 October 2014, Mr Collins (and certain other persons) notified RHJI that, further to the Capital Increase to which the Trust and Windmere were a party, the aggregate shareholding in RHJI of Mr Collins (and certain other persons) amounted to 12,070,256 shares (8,879,157 prior to the Capital Increase) representing 9.13% (9.75% prior to the Capital Increase) of the Voting Rights. The aggregate number of shares which were issued to the Trust and Windmere in connection with the Capital Increase amounts to 3,191,099 representing 2.41% of the Voting Rights.

A copy of the three notifications is reproduced here attached and available on RHJI's corporate website
(http://www.rhji.com/RHJI/Investors/Shareholder-Information/Transparency-rules/page.aspx/228).

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Marc Roelandt
Managing Director
RHJ International
Tel: +32 2 643 6019
E-mail: jroelandt@rhji.com

About RHJ International:

RHJ International (Euronext: RHJI) is a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Belgium, having its registered office at Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. RHJ International is a financial services group with principal activities in wealth management, asset management and merchant banking. For further information visit: www.rhji.com.

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Source:RHJ International SA