C-QUADRAT Investment AG

C-QUADRAT Investment AG to launch share buy-back programme

• Extraordinary General Meeting on 11 December 2008 • Acquisition currency for potential takeovers

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Wien (euro adhoc) - Vienna/Frankfurt, 25.11.2008. C-QUADRAT Investment AG is preparing a share buy-back programme in respect of its own shares. An extraordinary general meeting has been convened for Thursday, 11 December 2008, the sole item on the agenda being the authorisation of the Management Board to acquire up to ten percent of the issued capital.

By taking this step, C-QUADRAT intends to exploit the exceptionally low share price at present to buy back its own shares and thus create acquisition currency for future acquisitions. "C-QUADRAT will continue aiming for further growth. In many cases, paying with treasury shares is less expensive than paying cash, and is sometimes even a precondition for a takeover", explains Alexander SchĂĽtz, C-QUADRAT founder and Management Board member. "This buy-back programme is therefore an important step in growing the company." The share buy-back programme could also have a positive impact on the current share price.

Before launching the share buy-back programme, and providing the general meeting agrees to authorise the Management Board to implement it, information about the scope and structure of the programme will be released by the Management Board in the form of an adhoc announcement.

C-QUADRAT- the fund company - is an independent asset manager operating across Europe. Founded in 1991, the company has had is own asset management company with a bank licence since 2003 and has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since November 2006 and in the Prime Standard of the Vienna Stock Exchange since May 2008. The C-QUADRAT team has made a name for itself across Europe with its asset management, analysis and investment fund management activities and by devising structured products. Innovative investment strategies for institutional investors round off the product offering. Many banks, insurance companies and financial service providers operating internationally rely on the expertise of C-QUADRAT.

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Further inquiry note:
Andreas Wimmer
Member of the Board
C-QUADRAT Investment  AG
Stubenring 2
A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 515 66 316
Mail: a.wimmer@investmentfonds.at
www.c-quadrat.com

Branche: Financial & Business Services
ISIN:      AT0000613005
WKN:        
Index:    Prime.market
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / official market
              Wiener Börse AG / official market



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