Atrium European Real Estate Limited

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ATC REQUEST

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30.12.2008

AUSTRIAN TAKEOVER COMMISSION ("ATC") REQUESTS ATRIUM EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED ("ATRIUM") RESPONSE TO ENQUIRIES AND INDICATES ITS INTENTION TO INITIATE A FORMAL PROCEEDING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 33 PARA 1 OF THE AUSTRIAN TAKEOVER ACT

Jersey, 30 December, 2008: Atrium European Real Estate Limited ("Atrium")  (ATX: ATR) confirms that  it  has  received  a  request   from  the  Austrian  Takeover Commission  ("ATC")  for  its  opinion (i)  in  relation  to  various  criteria identified by the ATC as important in assessing the application of the  Austrian Takeover Act ("ATA") to Atrium at the time partly paid  shares  were  issued  to Tshela Nominees AVV in 2006, (ii) whether such shares  conferred  a   controlling interest in Atrium (as defined in article 22 of the ATA), (iii)  whether  there was a consequential breach of any obligation to make a mandatory bid to  acquire outstanding certificates of Atrium and (iv) whether Meinl  Bank  AG  and  Julius Meinl AG were concerted with Tshela Nominees AVV.  Atrium is requested  to  give its response by January 30, 2009.

In the request, the ATC has stated that the Second Senate of the ATC intends  to initiate a formal proceeding pursuant to  article  33   para  1  of  the  ATA  to scrutinize these issues.  It is assumed the final determination to initiate  any

@@start.t2@@such proceeding will take into  account  the  responses  received  by  the  ATC. Further, there can be no certainty as to the  timing  or  outcome  of  any  such proceeding.

For further information:

Financial Dynamics:                                                  +44 (0)20 7831 3113
Richard Sunderland@@end@@

Stephanie Highett Laurence Jones Richard.sunderland@fd.com

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Further inquiry note:
Financial Dynamics, London
Stephanie Highett / Richard Sunderland
Phone: +44 (0)20 7831 3113
mailto:richard.sunderland@fd.com

Branche: Real Estate
ISIN:      AT0000660659
WKN:        066065
Index:    Standard Market Continous
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market



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