Board of Management decides to file for an insolvency petition in the event that bond exchange offer fails

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Munich, August 10, 2009 - Today the Board of Management of ESCADA AG decided that - in keeping with previous disclosures by the company - in the event the bond exchange offer fails, it would file for an insolvency petition later this week due to imminent illiquidity. The filing would be made if the minimum acceptance ratio of 80% of bond holders as described in the prospectus accepting the exchange offer cannot be attained by the end of the exchange period on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 3 pm CEST.

The Supervisory Board of ESCADA AG is due to meet on August 12, 2009, during which the Board of Management will inform the Supervisory Board of the consequences and further steps to be taken in the event the financial restructuring fails.

Under the exchange offer ESCADA AG is offering the bond holders a new bond, made up of two parts plus a cash component, which taken together carry a total nominal value of 400 euros in exchange for every 1,000 euros in nominal value of the old bond. In addition, the bondholders whose tenders are validly made and accepted receive 10 ESCADA shares from the portfolio of existing shareholders. Given the company's liquidity situation, the exchange period cannot be extended any further nor is it possible to improve the offer again.

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This information does not constitute a prospectus. The exchange offer in Germany
is made exclusively on the basis of the prospectus, which contains the
information for investors required under statutory provisions and which is
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Aschheim/Munich, Germany).
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This ad-hoc disclosure is not an offer for sale of securities in the United
States. Securities may not be sold in the United States absent registration with
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from
registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. ESCADA AG does
not intend to register any part of any offering in the United States or to
conduct any public offering of securities in the United States.
This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i)
persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals
falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth
companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling
within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being
referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities are only available to, and
any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire
such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who
is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its
The exchange offer is not extended to any persons (natural or legal) resident in
the Republic of Italy. The exchange offer is not being made, directly or
indirectly, in the Republic of Italy. The exchange offer and the prospectus has
not been submitted to the clearance procedure of the Commissione Nationale per
le Societa e la Borsa ("CONSOB") pursuant to Italian laws and regulations.
Accordingly, neither the prospectus, this ad-hoc disclosure nor any other
documents or materials relating to the exchange offer or the securities may be
distributed or made available in the Republic of Italy.

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