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9 February 2011. Küsnacht, Switzerland. Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC
(Williams) has appointed Bank am Bellevue to lead its Initial Public Offering
(IPO). The Formula One team has assigned the Swiss bank the role of sole global
co-ordinator and sole global book runner in the context of the IPO. Bookbuilding
begins today, 9 February 2011, and is expected to end on or around 28 February
2011. Williams announced today that a price range has been set of EUR 24.00 to
EUR 29.00 per share. Banks can find information about the offering and its
handling on the website of Bank am Bellevue.

"It is a great honour for us to accompany the launch on the stock market of such
a successful and profitable company, especially with its illustrious tradition,"
explains Claudio Steffenoni, Head of Corporate Finance and a member of the
Executive Board of Bank am Bellevue. Sir Frank Williams and his management team
now find themselves in an avant-garde role, for this is the first Formula One
racing team to seek listing on the stock market. More than 30 years have elapsed
since its foundation, but Williams has remained firmly independent as a Formula
One constructor. Now Williams wants to create a sustainable ownership structure
for the future, by means of a stock market flotation. "This represents the
first-ever opportunity for investors to take a stake in Formula One, a highly
dynamic marketing and technology platform, via the stock market," adds

As announced in Williams' press release on 4 February 2011, the IPO comprises up
to 2'739'383 or 27.39% of the existing shares, with a par value of GBP 0.05
each. Up to 330'000 of these shares derive from an over-allotment option. Sir
Frank Williams remains the majority and controlling shareholder of Williams. He
also continues to be Team Principal of the AT&T Williams Team.

The first day of trading at entry standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is
planned for 2 March 2011. The final placement price is expected to be announced
on or around 28 February 2011.

Williams is one of the most successful teams in the history of Formula One. The
team was founded by Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head in 1977 and has since
won nine constructors' and seven drivers' world championships. Williams is also
engaged in applying Formula One technology in civil and industrial sectors, with
a view to conserving energy resources, launching educational initiatives and
supporting worldwide initiatives for the safety of road traffic.

Invitation to the press conference in Zurich: 10 a.m. on 11 February 2011: Autop
Waschstrasse, Bellerivestrasse 263 (Train Station Tiefenbrunnen), Zürich.
Please confirm your participation: tel. +41 44 267 67 09,

Financial companies can find bank-related information about the IPO and its
handling at or through Florian Streiff, tel.
+41 44 267 67 71.

For all other information, please refer to Thomas Egger, Head of Marketing &
Communication, tel. +41 44 267 67 09,

Bank am Bellevue is part of Bellevue Group, an independent Swiss financial group
based in Küsnacht. The parent company, Bellevue Group AG, is listed on the SIX
Swiss Exchange. The business focus of Bank am Bellevue is on research and
brokerage for Swiss and selected international equities, and on corporate


 This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the
solicitation of an offer to buy or securities to any person in Australia,
Canada, Japan or the United States or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which
such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The securities referred to herein may
not be offered or sold in the United States of America ("United States") and
must not be distributed or forwarded to US persons (as defined in Regulation S
of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act")) or publications
with the general circulation in the United States. Subject to certain
exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in
Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any
national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan. The offer and sale
of the securities referred to herein has not been and will not be registered
under the Securities Act or under the applicable securities laws of Australia,
Canada or Japan. There will be no public offer of the securities in the United

These materials are only addressed to and directed at persons in member states
of the European Economic Area who are "qualified investors" within the meaning
of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC)
("Qualified Investors"). In addition, in the United Kingdom, this announcement
is being distributed only to, and is directed only at, Qualified Investors who
are persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments
falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or who are high net
worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, and other
persons to whom they may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons
together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment activity to
which this document relates is available only to relevant persons in the United
Kingdom and Qualified Investors in any member state of the European Economic
Area other than the United Kingdom, and will only be engaged with such persons.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of, and should not be
construed as, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of
any offered purchase or subscribe for, any shares in Williams Grand Prix
Holdings PLC (the "Company") or securities in any other entity nor shall it, or
any part of it, or the fact of its distribution, form the basis of, or be relied
on in connection with, any contract or investment decision in relation thereto.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation regarding any securities.
Any investment decision must be made exclusively on the basis of an approved
securities prospectus to be published by the Company in due course and any
supplement thereto (the "Prospectus"). A copy of the Prospectus will be
available on the Company's website and from the offices of Bank am Bellevue AG,
Seestrasse 16, CH-8700 Küsnacht, Switzerland, and Baader Bank AG,
Weihenstephaner Strasse 4, 85716 Unterschleißheim, Germany.

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements. These statements
relate to the Company's future prospects, developments and business strategies.
Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such
as "believe", "could", "would", "envisage", "estimate", "intend", "may", "plan",
"will", "should" or the negative of those, variations or comparable expressions,
including references to assumptions. Any such forward-looking statements in this
announcement are based on current expectations and intentions and are subject to
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by these statements.

Bank am Bellevue AG, which is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market
Supervisory Authority (Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht - FINMA) in
Switzerland, and Baader Bank AG, which is regulated by the German Federal
Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht
- BaFin) and by the German Federal Reserve Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) in
Germany, as well as the selling agents GBR Financial Services, DAB and BrokerJet
are acting exclusively for the Company and the selling shareholders and no-one
else in connection with the IPO and the matters described in this announcement
and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company and the selling
shareholders for providing the protections afforded to the clients of Bank am
Bellevue AG, Baader Bank AG, GBR Financial Services, DAB and BrokerJet or for
providing advice in relation to the IPO or the contents of this announcement.

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Bellevue Group AG
Seestrasse 16; Postfach Küsnacht/Zürich Switzerland

WKN: A0LG3Z;ISIN: CH0028422100;

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