BHF Kleinwort Benson : Transparency Declaration Notification (Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007) Oddo & Cie SCA and AQTON SE

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On 25 February 2016, Oddo & Cie SCA and AQTON SE notified BHF Kleinwort Benson Group ("BHF KB") that, as of 25 February 2016, Oddo & Cie SCA had crossed upward the threshold of 95% of the 132,244,164 outstanding shares and voting rights in BHF KB and currently held 128,563,590 shares representing 97.22% of the voting rights in BHF KB.

Following the settlement of Oddo & Cie SCA's mandatory counterbid offer on BHF KB, Oddo et Cie SCA effectively acquired the 14,921,842 shares in BHF KB from AQTON SE pursuant to an irrevocable tender commitment whereby Oddo & Cie SCA and AQTON SE were acting in concert, thereby putting an end to the action in concert with AQTON SE therefore holding nil shares and voting rights in BHF KB.

A copy of Oddo & Cie SCA's and AQTON SE's transparency declaration is reproduced hereunder and available on BHF KB's corporate website under "Investor Information - Shareholder Information - Transparency Declarations".

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BHF Kleinwort Benson (Euronext: BHFKB) is a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Belgium, having its registered office at Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. BHF Kleinwort Benson is a merchant bank with principal activities in private banking, asset management and financial markets & corporates.

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