August 19, 2009 08:52 ET

Sale of shares repurchase program

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) -

Van der Moolen Holding N.V. announces today that KBC has decided and informed Van der Moolen to exercise her right of pledge on 4,514,172 common shares. These shares were held in portfolio of Van der Moolen mainly as a result of the repurchase program of 2008. The exercise of the right of pledge implies that KBC will sell these shares.

As a result, the amount of tradable shares increases with approximately 10%.

The Executive Board of Van der Moolen Holding N.V.

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