Bank am Bellevue appeals against FINMA ruling

4/13/2011, 6:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
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Bank am Bellevue appeals against FINMA ruling
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Bank am Bellevue disagrees with the stated facts and applied law of the FINMA
ruling in the sia Abrasives case, and is filing an appeal before the Federal
Administrative Court.

In its decision dated 14 March 2011, FINMA concluded that Bank am Bellevue had
"parked" shares on behalf of the investor Giorgio Behr, thereby assisting him to
build up an undisclosed position in sia Abrasives. FINMA ruled that this
represented a serious breach of Bank am Bellevue's warranty obligation.

Bank am Bellevue is convinced that the charge of "parking" sia shares is
inapplicable. A well-known expert supports the Bank in this interpretation. Bank
am Bellevue has therefore filed an appeal before the Federal Administrative
Court in this regard as well as against other conclusions that have derived from
the main ruling.

For further information:

Media/Investor Relations: Daniel Koller, CFO

Tel. +41 44 267 67 00, fax +41 44 267 67 01, e-mail

Bellevue Group

Bellevue Group is an independent Swiss financial group domiciled in Küsnacht.
The parent company, Bellevue Group AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Bank am Bellevue is a provider of research and brokerage services in Swiss
equities and selected international stocks as well as corporate finance

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