February 25, 2008 12:12 ET

Van der Moolen announces repurchase of shares

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) -

Van der Moolen Holding N.V. announced today that, in line with its announcement on January 24, 2008, the company has repurchased 242,900 shares during the week of February 18 up to February 22, 2008 inclusive.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 2.61 for a total amount of EUR 633,642.86.

The total number of shares repurchased under this programme to date is 1,873,100 ordinary shares for a total consideration of EUR 5,152,813.77. To date approximately 40.9 % of the repurchase programme has been completed.

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