MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG

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MPC Capital placed more than EUR 1 billion in 2007 and expects growth in 2008

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MPC Capital placed more than EUR 1 billion in 2007 and expects growth in 2008

• 2007 placement volume reported at EUR 1.06 billion • Launch of first product for institutional investors • 2008 further growth expected

Hamburg, January 17, 2008 - For the third time in the history of the company MPC Capital AG raised more than EUR 1 billion from investors in 2007. Institutional investors and private investors invested a total of EUR 1,062 million (2006: EUR 1,008 million) in products initiated by the Hamburg-based wealth and asset manager.

The development in 2007 was dominated by the ship segment, with closed-end ship investments attracting by far the largest equity volume of EUR 395 million. In addition, the MPC Global Maritime Opportunities fund was MPC Capital AG´s first ever shipping product for institutional investors. This product was successfully placed in a volatile market environment, syndicating USD 228 million (EUR 158 million) in investment. In the real estate segment, the company launched its innovative and much-noted Indian real estate fund towards the end of the year. Given that a EUR 37 million equity portion was booked as of December 31, 2007 and that the MPC Global Maritime Opportunities is geared to delivering recurring management revenues, both products will unfold their economic impact only in the current fiscal year.

Moving forward into 2008, the Management Board expects to report the highest placement volume in the history of the company. From today´s point of view, placement is to increase to EUR 1,100 million. This optimistic outlook is supported by the contracted product volume especially in the area of ship investments, such innovations as an oil drilling rig (MPC Deepsea Oil Explorer), such new asset classes as the area of renewable energies and the broad range of open-ended and closed-end capital investments. The underlying assets have almost been fully secured and the assets are fully financed without exception.

Based on the targeted EUR 1,100 million placement volume, the management expects reporting EUR 45 million in 2008 net income (EPS EUR 4.25).

MPC Capital AG's figures for fiscal 2007 will be published on February 28, 2008.

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Real estate funds                        234        227        - 3%      250
thereof Real Estate Opportunity 103        151        + 47%    150
Corporate investments                 420        558        + 33%    --
    thereof ship investments        411        553        + 34%    550
Life insurance funds                  142        115        - 19%    100
Renewable energies funds            -          -          -          50
Structured products                  119         75         - 37%    100
Private equity funds                 49          39         - 22 %  30
Investment funds                        44          49         + 12 %  20
TOTAL                                      1,008         1,062    + 5 %    1,100
*Deviations due to rounding of figures.

Since 1994, approx. 161,000 customers have invested approx. EUR 6.83 billion in 283 investment vehicles with a total investment volume of over EUR 16,56 billion.@@end@@

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Branche: Financial & Business Services
ISIN:      DE0005187603
WKN:        518760
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