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Meinl European Land Limited ("MEL" or
the "Company") announced today that Peter Baguley, currently property
director at J Sainsbury plc and formerly property and investor 
relations director at Boots PLC (now Alliance Boots), both 
London-listed FTSE 100 companies, has agreed to become an independent
non-executive director of MEL.  Mr Baguley is also on the advisory 
boards of the British Council of Shopping Centres and Retail Week 
(the UK´s leading retail trade magazine) and is a member of the Bank 
of England Property Forum.
Mr Baguley´s appointment will take place, and is conditional upon 
closing of the investment in the Company by CPI/Gazit Holdings 
Limited ("CPI/Gazit"), a joint venture between Gazit-Globe Ltd 
("Gazit"), a multinational real estate investment company listed on 
the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE:GLOB), and CPI Austria Holdings 
Limited ("CPI Austria"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPI Capital 
Partners Europe LP (and its parallel funds), a real estate fund 
advised by Citibank International plc through its business unit, Citi
Property Investors.  Closing of the investment is subject to a number
of conditions, including certificate/shareholder approvals which will
be sought at the extraordinary general meeting of the Company to be 
held on 16 July 2008.
In addition, upon closing of the investment, the Company´s name will 
be changed to Atrium European Real Estate and an internal management 
structure will be adopted with a new management team.
The appointment of Mr Baguley to the board is subject to appropriate 
Jersey Financial Services Commission approval requirements.
Commenting on the appointment, Georg Kucian, chairman of MEL, said: 
"We are pleased that Peter has agreed to join the board of the 
Company.  We are confident that Peter´s experience in managing retail
properties will help to develop MEL´s position as a leading property 
development company in Central and Eastern Europe."
Rachel Lavine, Proposed CEO of Atrium, said:  "Peter´s appointment 
will bring an extra dimension to the Board of MEL. Not only does he 
have in-house experience of retail asset management, his previous 
experience as Investor Relations Director at Boots PLC will help to 
ensure the highest standards of corporate governance and investor 
communications at the Company."
Peter Baguley said: "I am excited about joining MEL at this point in 
the Company´s development.  The investment by CPI/Gazit, coupled with
the vast on-the-ground experience these two global organizations 
have, is compelling."
end of announcement                               euro adhoc

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Contacts for enquiries:
London Austria
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Michael Berkeley Bernhard Hudik
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For questions pertaining to Peter Baguley:

London Austria
Financial Dynamics Dr. Viktor Bauer PR GmbH
Stephanie Highett Dr Viktor Bauer
Richard Sunderland Mag. Anita Köninger
Laurence Jones
+44 (0)20 7831 3113 +43 (1) 320 95 45 18

Branche: Real Estate
ISIN: AT0000660659
WKN: 066065
Index: Standard Market Continous
Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / official market

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