SOURCE: RHJ International SA

June 13, 2006 14:03 ET

Honsel International Technologies SA Names Dr. Heinz Pfannschmidt Senior Managing Director; Addresses Increased Liquidity Needs due to Higher Aluminum Prices

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 --


Brussels - June 13, 2006- RHJ International (the "Company"), a limited liability company organized under the laws of Belgium, having its registered office at Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels, announces that Honsel International Technologies ("Honsel"), has issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Heinz Pfannschmidt as Senior Managing Director and that it has reached an agreement with its banks to amend its debt facilities. The Honsel press release is attached.

Honsel International Technologies is one of the current six consolidated portfolio companies of the Company. The Company currently holds a 58.7% controlling interest of Honsel.

DISCLAIMER

This announcement does not constitute an offer or invitation to purchase any securities.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The attached announcement contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current plans, estimates and projections of Honsel International Technologies as well as on its expectations of external conditions and events. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and speak only as of the date they are made. Neither the Company nor Honsel International Technologies undertake to update any of the statements in light of new information or future events, except to the extent required by applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

Arnaud DENIS
Investor Relations Manager
RHJ International
e-mail : adenis@rhji.com


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