C-QUADRAT Investment AG

EANS-Adhoc: C-QUADRAT Investment AG
Buyback program of own shares

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buyback programm of won shares

28.03.2011

Vienna / Frankfurt, 28 March 2011. At the extraordinary Shareholders´ Meeting of C-QUADRAT Investment AG, held on 11 December 2008, the Management Board of the Company was authorised, in accordance with Art 65 para 1 sect 8 of the Austrian Joint Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz, AktG), to acquire own non-par value bearer shares in the Company up to an extent of 10 percent of the current share capital of C-QUADRAT Investment AG within 30 months from the date of the resolution of the shareholders for a price of between EUR 1 minimum and EUR 40 maximum per single share. The Management Board of C-QUADRAT Investment AG resolved to acquire shares in the Company in accordance with this authorisation as follows:

Details on the share buyback program pursuant to Art 5 para 2 of the Austrian Disclosure Regulation 2002 (Veröffentlichungsverordnung):

1. The resolution of authorising the share buyback program was approved by the Shareholders´ Meeting dated 11 December 2008.

2. The resolution of authorising the share buyback program was published in accordance with Art 82 para 8 and 9 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act (Börsegesetz, BörseG) on 11 December 2008.

3. The share buyback program commences on 1 April 2011 and is anticipated to continue until (including) 10 June 2011.

4. The share buyback program concerns non-par value bearer shares of C-QUADRAT Investment AG (ISIN AT0000613005).

5. The current share capital of the Company amounts to EUR 4,363,200 and is divided into 4,363,200 shares at a par value of EUR 1. The intended volume of the repurchase of the Company´s own shares includes to purchase up to 100,000 non-par value bearer shares - corresponding to 2.3 % (in rounded terms) of the current share capital - on the Vienna Stock Exchange and/or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

6. According to the resolution of the Shareholders´ Meeting the counter-value at the respective date of acquisition has to be within a range of EUR 1 minimum and EUR 40 maximum per single share.

7. The main purpose of the share buyback program is the possible use of own shares for future acquisitions. Furthermore, the Management Board may use the own shares to issue shares to employees, management staff or members of the Management Board of C-QUADRAT Investment AG or an associated company within the framework of a present or possible future employee share option program. Furthermore, the Management Board is entitled to withdraw the repurchased own shares. In addition, the Management Board is authorised to purchase own shares for any other legal purpose and to withdraw purchased shares without any further resolution passed by the general shareholders´ meeting. Trading with own shares for profit purposes is excluded.

8. The share buyback program is implemented in accordance with the provisions laid down in the Commission Regulation no. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003, OJ L336/33 of 23 December 2003 (the "Regulation"), where applicable including a credit institution pursuant to Art. 6 (3) Sec. b of the Regulation. The Management Board points out pursuant to Art. 5 (3) of the Regulation that the limit of 25 % of the average daily volume of shares pursuant to Art. 5 (2) of the Regulation may be exceeded within the scope of the share buyback program.

9. The share buyback program will not have an effect on the stock market listing of C-QUADRAT Investment AG.

10. C-QUADRAT Investment AG resolved a stock option program in 2007. The following persons are entitled to participate in this stock option program: (i) specific management staff selected by the Management Board (ii) Management Board members of C-QUADRAT Investment AG, C-QUADRAT Kapitalanlage AG, the Supervisory Board chairman of C-QUADRAT Kapitalanlage AG and the Management Board members of C-QUADRAT Deutschland AG and (iii) Supervisory Board members of C-QUADRAT Investment AG. To date, none of the entitled persons has participated in this stock option program. Accordingly, nor has the Company granted any stock options to date. In case of their participation, the entitled persons are eligible to receive the following stock options within the framework of the stock option program:

Supervisory Board chairman:        40,000
Deputy Supervisory Board chairman:  1,500
Supervisory Board member:           1,000
Management Board member:            5,000
Management staff:                   1,000

One stock option confers the right to purchase one item of C-QUADRAT Investment
AG stock. The exercise price for the purchase of stock within the scope of the
stock options amounts to EUR 75 per share. In 2007 the Company also resolved a
conditional capital increase of up to 10 % of the share capital for the grant of
stock options under the Company´s stock option program.

C-QUADRAT Investment AG intends to fulfill its disclosure obligations pursuant
to Art 6 and 7 of the Austrian Disclosure Regulation 2002 by publishing the
relevant information on the website of the Company www.c-quadrat.at. 
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Contact:

Mag. Andreas Wimmer
Vorstand
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: Standard Market Auction
Börsen: Frankfurt / official market
Wien / official market


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