SOURCE: VAN DER MOOLEN HOLDING N.V.

January 02, 2008 02:28 ET

Van der Moolen settles second and last earn-out Curvalue acquisition

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - January 2, 2008) -



Amsterdam, January 2, 2008

Van der Moolen announces that today 1.175.965 common shares Van der Moolen Holding NV have been issued as part of the settlement of the earn-out agreement in respect of the Curvalue acquisition that was completed on January 2, 2006. The amount of the earn-out payment is based on the profitability of Curvalue in 2006 relative to pre-established profit targets. The issuance of the common shares Van der Moolen Holding NV has been included in the basic earnings per share after December 31, 2006.

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