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BHF Kleinwort Benson: BHF Kleinwort Benson Appoints New Chairman

Brussels, 22 April 2015 - BHF Kleinwort Benson Group (the "Company" or "BHF
KB") announces today that Gerd Häusler will take over from Konstantin Graf
von Schweinitz as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board")
effective 22 April 2015. Gerd Häusler was appointed as an independent member
of the Board on 24 February 2015 and previously served on the Board from
October 2008 until June 2013. Graf von Schweinitz will remain a member of the
Board and in addition will become Chairman of Kleinwort Benson based in

Further Information
Directors' Biographies

Mr Häusler
has over 35 years' international banking and financial markets experience,
most recently as CEO of Bayerische Landesbank (2010-2014) and, prior to that,
as non-executive Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Risk Committee of
Bayerische Landesbank (2009-2010). Mr Häusler was Counsellor and Director of
the International Capital Markets Department of the IMF (2001-2006),
responsible for all financial markets-related work. After two years as Vice
Chairman and Managing Director at Lazard, he served as a member of the Board
of BHF KB from 2008 to 2013 and as Senior Advisor to BHF KB from 2008 until
2010. Mr Häusler was a member of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner
Bank AG in Frankfurt (1996 to 2000) and Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson
in London (1997 to 2000). During the first 18 years of his career Mr Häusler
held various positions at Deutsche Bundesbank, latterly on the Executive
Board and the Central Bank Council (1994-1996). He has served as
non-executive director at various companies, most recently Munich Re, and has
been a member of the Group of Thirty, a think tank on international economic
and monetary affairs, since 1996. Mr Häusler was a non-executive member of
the Board from October 2008 until June 2013, and served as Chairman and
independent member of the Board of Directors of Kleinwort Benson Group
Limited from April 2014 until December 2014.

Graf von Schweinitz,
appointed as an independent member of the Board in June 2011 and as Chairman
in June 2014, has 30 years of investment banking experience, principally in
capital markets and risk management. He has been a member of the Board of
Directors of Kleinwort Benson Bank since July 2010 and a member of BHF-BANK's
Supervisory Board since March 2014. Until March 2007, he spent 19 years
within the investment banking divisions of Dresdner Bank and Dresdner
Kleinwort Wasserstein. During this time, he worked in various roles including
derivatives trading, hedge fund management and as Chief Operating Officer of
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein UK, before becoming Chief Risk Officer of
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Head of Risk Management Investment
Banking. He was also the Deputy Chairman of Dresdner Group's Credit Committee
and a member of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein's Executive Committee. From
1982 to 1988, he worked at The Chase Manhattan Bank where he headed the
European Swap Group. Since 2007 Graf von Schweinitz has been an independent
advisor to hedge funds, banks and private equity companies. He holds a BA and
MA from Oxford University.

Contact Details
| For further information, Katia Levy-Thevenon |
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|please contact Director of Investor Relations and Communications |
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| t: +32 (0)2 643 60 13 |
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About BHF Kleinwort Benson Group SA
BHF Kleinwort Benson (Euronext: BHFKB) is a limited liability company
incorporated under the laws of Belgium, having its registered office at
Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. BHF Kleinwort Benson is a merchant
bank with principal activities in private banking, asset management and
financial markets&corporates.

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This press release contains or may contain certain forward-looking statements
concerning the Company's operations, economic performance and financial
condition. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current
expectations, estimates and projections and are subject to a number of
assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of
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The Company has no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to
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Source: BHF Kleinwort Benson via Globenewswire


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