SOURCE: RHJ International SA

May 17, 2010 11:57 ET

RHJ International Confirms Approval from the FSA and the GFSC of Kleinwort Benson's Change of Control

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) -



Brussels, May 17, 2010 - RHJ International SA ("RHJI") confirms that the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom ("FSA") and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC") subject to certain conditions have approved the change of control of Kleinwort Benson from Commerzbank AG to RHJI. This will enable Kleinwort Benson to conduct its banking activities on a standalone basis under the new RHJI ownership.

Completion of the change of control is scheduled to take place in July.

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. RHJI is transforming itself from a diversified industrial holding company into an active and dynamic financial services group. For further information visit: www.rhji.com.



This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections and are subject to a number of assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company has no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.



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Full RHJI and Kleinwort Benson Press Release in PDF: http://hugin.info/135946/R/1416421/367027.pdf

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