MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Capital AG

MPC Capital AG improves product availability and placement in Q2

. At-equity consolidation of HCI Capital AG for the first   time burdens result . Sales and earnings below previous year at half-year stage . Projections for 2008 confirmed

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companies/Interim Report 2008

Hamburg (euro adhoc) - Hamburg, August 26, 2008 -  As  had  been   announced, MPC  Münchmeyer  Petersen Capital AG, the SDAX-listed wealth and asset manager, improved the  availability of its products and the placement volume in the second quarter  as  compared  to the first three months of the year. Between April and June, the  company raised EUR 172 million in equity (Q1: EUR 123 million).  At  EUR  295 million,  equity raised in the first six months of the year was 35%   below  the  previous  year's EUR 453 million in spite of the improvement  in  the  second  quarter.  This  is primarily attributable to the fact that a large number of  high-volume   products were made available to the sales  partners  only  in  June   2008.  At  EUR  76,0 million, first-half sales  were  down  19%  on   the  previous  year's  EUR  93.5 million. In accordance with the   increased  investment  in  HCI  Capital  AG  of 40.8%, the latter's result was consolidated at-equity for the first time.  Given that the earnings for the first six  month  of  2008  of  HCI  Capital  AG   were negativ, MPC Capital accounts were burdened. Accordingly,  the   Earnings  before interest and taxes (EBIT) declined by 75% from  EUR 20.2  million  to  EUR  5.1 million. Consolidated net income after other shareholders was down  94%  on  the previous year's 20.3 million to EUR 1.2 million. This is equivalent  to  diluted earnings per share of EUR 0.11 (EUR 1.92 in the previous  year).  In  the   first half of 2008, the MPC Capital Group employed 327 people on average (2007: 298).

The Management Board has confirmed the on August 11, 2008  adjusted   projections for the current fiscal year. The broad product range and the  continued  strong demand for attractive capital investments suggest that it will  be  possible  to achieve a placement volume of EUR 1.1 billion. The projections for  consolidated net income remains at EUR 38 million to EUR 40 million.

"Following a  difficult  first  half-year,  MPC  Capital  has  set   itself  very ambitious objectives for the second half of 2008. As expected, we were  able  to start distribution of a number of important products  towards  the  end  of  the second quarter. We are therefore confident that the product  portfolio  that  is

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Key figures of the first six months
|In TEUR                                            |01.01.-30.06.08|01.01.-30.06.07|+/-        |
|                                                        |                        |                        |            |
|Sales                                                |75,963              |93,481              |- 19%    |
|EBIT                                                 |5,136                |20,201              |- 75%    |
|Consolidated net income after other|1,240                |20,300              |- 94%    |
|shareholders                                    |                        |                        |            |
|Earnings per share in EUR (diluted)|0,11                 |1,92                 |- 94%    |
|Employees (average)                         |327                  |298                  |+ 10%    |

Equity placed in the first six months*
|Business segment in EUR millions    |1.1.-30.06.08 |1.1.-30.06.07|+/-         |
|Real estate funds                            |68                  |125                |- 46%      |
|    thereof real estate opportunity |34                  |92                 |- 63%      |
|funds                                                |                      |                    |              |
|Ship investments                              |150                 |197                |- 24%      |
|Life insurance funds                        |38                  |49                 |- 22%      |
|Energy and commodity funds              |23                  |-                  |-            |
|Structured products                         |18                  |39                 |- 54%      |
|Private equity funds                        |-                    |12                 |-            |
|Real estate funds                            |-                    |25                 |-            |
|TOTAL                                                |295                 |453                |- 35%      |
*Differences due to rounding.

Since 1994, some 168,000 customers (YE 2007: 161,000)  have  invested  EUR  7.13 billion in 288 capital investment products with a  total  investment  volume  of@@end@@

EUR 17.48 billion

The interim report on the six-month period ended June 30, 2008 is   available  in the Investor Relations section at

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