Alpine Select AG

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers / Alpine Select sells EIC Electricity Investment

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Zug, 17. February 2005: Alpine Select AG (the "Company" or "Alpine") announces today that it has lead a group of shareholders to sell a 70.45% participation in the investment company EIC Electricity SA, Geneva, for an aggregate consideration of CHF 16.7 million. The purchaser, Gehold SA, Geneva, acquired from Alpine 1’076’112 shares in EIC Electricity at CHF 15.50 a share. This represents a premium of CHF 0.70 per share to the NAV of CHF 14.80 per share as reported on 16 February 2005.

As a consequence of this sale, Gehold SA is required to submit a mandatory offer to all other sharehodlers for a consideration similar to the one received by the Company.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 18.02.2005 05:48:51

Further inquiry note: For further enquiries please contact:

Dr. Hermann Strehler Alpine Select AG, Bahnhofstrasse 23, 6300 Zug Telefon 041 720 44 11, Fax 041 720 44 12  /

Branche: Financial & Business Services
ISIN:      CH0008441229
WKN:        844122
Börsen:  SWX Swiss Exchange / official dealing

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