MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG

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

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Hamburg (euro adhoc) - 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).

@@start.t2@@MPC Capital AG's figures for fiscal 2007  will  be  published  on  February  28, 2008.

|Business segment in EUR m         |2006         |2007      |+/-         |2008 (e) |
|Real estate funds                      |234          |227        |- 3%        |250         |
|    thereof Real Estate              |103          |151        |+ 47%      |150         |
|Opportunity                                |                |            |              |              |
|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.@@end@@

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.

Dr.  Axel  Schroeder,  Chairman  of  the  Managing  Board  of  MPC   Capital  AG, commented: "The past year presented a mixed picture. On the  one  hand,  we  did not fully match our targets in the areas of life insurance funds and  structured products. On the other hand, we achieved a number of impressive  successes.  For example, our team once again succeeded in syndicating more than  EUR  1  billion in cooperation with our distribution  partners,  we  entered  new   markets  e.g. through our India real estate fund,  and  we  commenced serving  a  new  target group, namely  institutional  investors.   Most  importantly,  however,  we  were successful in creating an excellent starting position for the  future.  We  have further developed our organisation and pooled our distribution power  under   the MPC Capital brand. We  have  completed  a  number  of  innovative products  and developed existing products further. And we have the   most  substantial  product pipeline ever seen in the history of the company. We are looking  forward  to  a successful year." The development of the business segments in 2007

Investments in international shipping were the most successful   product  segment in terms of placements in 2007. Private investors   subscribed  closed-end  funds investing in various ship segments and an  equity  volume  of  EUR  395  million (previous  year:  EUR  411 million).  Apart  from  container  ships,  the  ship investments also comprised reefers and product tankers which  all  benefit  from stable and mostly long-term employments. The MPC Global  Maritime   Opportunities fund is  MPC  Capital's  first-ever  offering  for   institutional  investors.  A placement volume of EUR 158 million testifies for the success of  this  product. The fund makes investments all along the maritime value chain;  in  addition  to investments  in  ships  of  all  types,  the  fund  may    invest    in maritime infrastructure  projects  and  companies  as    well.    Its   opportunistic    and exclusively yield-oriented investment and charter strategies  are  designed  to capitalise on the important potential resulting from  the  different  cycles  in the individual shipping markets and to  profit  from  these  opportunities.  All told, EUR 558 million were placed in the corporate investments segment  in   2007 compared to EUR 420 million in 2006.

The focus in the real estate  funds  segment  was  on  opportunistic investment concepts. Investments in Real Estate Opportunity funds totalled EUR 151  million (EUR 103 million). Due  to  the  situation in  the  international  real  estate markets MPC Capital continued to demonstrate great restraint and  launched  only two traditional closed-end funds based on Dutch  real  estate.  At  year-end  an innovation was presented to investors when MPC Capital  provided   mass  affluent private customers with access to the Indian real estate market.  This  fund  was fully placed within the shortest possible time. EUR 37 million  were  recognised at December 31, 2007. A total  of  EUR  227  million  (previous  year:  EUR  234 million) were invested in traditional real estate  funds  and  the  Real   Estate Opportunity investment concept.

At a placement volume of EUR 115 million (previous year: EUR 142   million),  the segment of life insurance  funds  remained  below  the original  forecasts.  As expected, the slowed placement speed meant that the raising of  equity  for  the 7th life insurance fund continued beyond December 31, 2007. EUR 69  million  was accounted for by funds based on German capital life insurance policies  and   EUR 46 million by funds based on British policies.

Coming in at EUR 75 million (previous year:  EUR  119  million),  the placement volume  in  the  structured    products    segment     underperformed    expectations particularly with regard to capital-protected notes  and  certificates.  Against the background and in view of the activities in the institutional business,  MPC Capital has decided to  change  its  distribution  structure  and  to pool  all distribution channels under the MPC Capital brand.

In the private equity segment, the placement of the Global  Equity  9 fund  was completed on the record date. Total equity raised in 2007   amounted  to  EUR  39 million (previous year: EUR 49 million).

Investments in open-ended investment funds, especially the MPC   Europa  Methodik fund, attracted a total inflow of funds of EUR 49 million, compared  to  EUR  44 million in the previous year.

At EUR 86 million (previous year:  EUR  112  million),  MPC   Capital's  Austrian subsidiaries accounted for 8% of Group equity placed.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Andreas Schwarzwälder

Investor Relations

MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG, Palmaille 67, D-22767 Hamburg, phone: +49 40/380 22-4347, Fax: +49 40/380 22-4878, e-mail:

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