Arcandor AG

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Capital measures
Ad hoc notification in accordance with § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act Arcandor AG strengthens equity base - Supervisory Board approves increase in capital

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29.09.2008

Essen, September 29, 2008. In an extraordinary meeting the Supervisory Board of Arcandor AG decided to approve the proposal of the Management Board to increase Group capital by utilizing the Contingent Capital I (under exclusion of the subscription rights of shareholders). The Group´s share capital shall be increased by EUR 58,932,615 from currently EUR 589,326,151.68 to EUR 648,258,766.68. 23,020,552 new ordinary bearer shares shall be issued against cash contribution. Thus, the equity base of the Group will be strengthened.

In addition to that the Supervisory Board approved the refinancing concept of the Management Board, which will be executed in the short term.

The Management Board had announced, within the framework of this concept, to review its holding structure. The decision was made, not to sell shares of Thomas Cook Group plc. Concerning Karstadt GmbH no decision was made.

The Management Board

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ots Originaltext: KarstadtQuelle AG
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Further inquiry note:
Detlef Neveling
Telefon: +49 (0) 201 727-9817
E-Mail: detlef.neveling@arcandor.com

Branche: Retail
ISIN:      DE0006275001
WKN:        627500
Index:    Midcap Market Index, MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX,
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Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / regulated dealing
              Börse Hamburg / regulated dealing
              Börse Stuttgart / regulated dealing
              Börse Düsseldorf / regulated dealing
              Börse Hannover / regulated dealing
              Börse München / regulated dealing



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