Ackermans & van Haaren NV - Transparency declaration

11/3/2008, 8:28 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
On October 31st, 2008, Ackermans & van Haaren has received a
transparency declaration in accordance with the transitional
provisions of the Law of May 2nd, 2007 on the disclosure of important
shareholdings in issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a
regulated market.

The relevant data of this transparency declaration are the following:

1. Persons required to disclose

* Scaldis Invest NV, a company incorporated under Belgian
* "Het Torentje", a "stichting administratiekantoor"
incorporated under Dutch law.

2. Denominator: total number of shares

* 33.496.904

3. Numerator: total number of voting rights owned by persons
required to disclose, Ackermans & van Haaren NV and Brinvest NV (per
1 september 2008)

* Scaldis Invest
11.054.000 (33,00%)
* Stichting Administratiekantoor "Het Torentje"
0 (0,00%)
* Ackermans & van Haaren
NV 263.046 (0,79%)
* Brinvest
51.300 (0,15%)
11.368.346 (33,94%)

4. Redeemed stock

* Ackermans & van Haaren NV owns, together with her
subsidiary Brinvest NV, a total redeemed stock of 314.346 shares.
Hereof, 310.800 shares are held to cover the company's obligations
under the stock option plan.

5. Chain of control

* Brinvest NV, a company incorporated under Belgian law, is
directly controlled by Nationale Investeringsmaatschappij NV, a
company incorporated under Belgian law.
* Nationale Investeringsmaatschappij NV is directly
controlled by Ackermans & van Haaren NV, a company incorporated
under Belgian law.
* Ackermans & van Haaren NV is directly controlled by
Scaldis Invest NV, a company incorporated under Belgian law.
* Scaldis Invest NV is directly controlled by Belfimas NV, a
company incorporated under Belgian law.
* Belfimas NV is directly controlled by Celfloor S.A., a
company incorporated under Luxembourg law.
* Celfloor S.A. is directly controlled by Apodia
International Holding B.V., a company incorporated under Dutch law.
* Apodia International Holding B.V. is directly controlled
by Palamount N.V., a company incorporated under the law of The
Netherlands Antilles.
* Palamount N.V. is directly controlled by Stichting
Administratiekantoor "Het Torentje", incorporated under Dutch law.
* Stichting Administratiekantoor "Het Torentje" is the
ultimate controlling shareholder.

The above information is also available on our website

Ackermans & van Haaren is a diversified group active in 4 key
sectors: dredging, environmental and construction services (DEME,
one of the largest dredging companies in the world - Algemene
Aannemingen Van Laere, a leading contractor in Belgium), Real Estate
and related services (Leasinvest Real Estate, a listed real-estate
investment trust with real estate assets of approximately ¤ 450
million - Extensa, an important land and real estate developer
focused on Belgium and Luxemburg), private banking (Bank Delen, one
of the largest independent private asset managers in Belgium - Bank
J.Van Breda & C°, niche bank for entrepreneurs and liberal
professions) and private equity (Sofinim, one of the largest private
equity providers in Belgium, and GIB). The group concentrates on a
limited number of strategic participations with an important
potential for growth. Since March 2nd 2007, the AvH share has been
included in the reference index BEL20 of Euronext Brussels.

All press releases issued by AvH and its most important group
companies as well as the 'Investor Presentation' can also be
consulted on the AvH website:

This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is
solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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