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2016-05-16

GAM Holding AG: GAM acquires Taube Hodson Stonex

GAM Holding AG / GAM acquires Taube Hodson Stonex. Processed and transmitted
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content of this announcement.
* GAM has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of Taube Hodson
Stonex (THS), a UK-based global equity investment firm
* THS currently manages approximately GBP 1.78 billion of assets (CHF 2.5
billion) as at 31 March 2016
* Acquisition is consistent with GAM's strategy to complement organic growth
with targeted acquisitions and team lift-outs

GAM is to acquire THS, a global equity investment firm based in the UK,
renowned for its successful, thematic, bottom-up and benchmark-agnostic
investment approach.

At completion, the THS investment management business will transfer to GAM.
The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016, pending
customary regulatory approvals. The investment team, led by the four
principals Cato Stonex, Mark Evans, Robert Smithson and Ali Miremadi, will
subsequently relocate to the GAM offices in London and their strategies will
be marketed under the GAM brand.

THS has a long track-record managing institutional mandates investing in
global and European equities, following a long-term, unconstrained and active
investment approach based on proprietary company research. THS has also been
the sub-advisor to one of GAM's oldest global equity strategies, launched in
1983.

Group CEO Alexander Friedman said: "With their proven track-record and deep
expertise, the THS team is a great strategic and cultural fit for GAM and we
are delighted that they have chosen to join us. We have a multi-decade
relationship with the founders and this acquisition is consistent with the
growth agenda we set out in 2015, which includes targeting opportunities that
substantially deepen our global equity capabilities."

THS Founding Partner Cato Stonex said: "We are excited to join GAM - one of
our oldest clients and a firm with such an impressive track-record as a home
for active investors. We think this is an excellent deal for our clients.
GAM's global client network and its operational infrastructure will allow us
to remain focused on our investment priorities and to build on our strengths.
We look forward to joining the team."

For more information please contact:

Media Relations:

London: +44 (0) 207 393 86 56

Zurich: +41 (0) 58 426 62 15

Investor Relations:

Zurich: +41 (0) 58 426 31 36

THS Media Relations:

Matt Rogers
JPES Partners
+44 (0) 207 520 7620

About GAM

GAM is one of the world's leading independent, pure-play asset managers. It
provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial
intermediaries and private investors, under two brands: GAM and Julius Baer
Funds. The core investment business is complemented by private labelling
services, which include management company and other support services to
third-party institutions. GAM employs over 1,000 people in 11 countries with
investment centres in London, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Lugano and Milan.
The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution
network.

Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and is a
component of the Swiss Market Index Mid (SMIM) with the symbol 'GAM'. The
Group has assets under management of CHF 114.7 billion (USD 119.8 billion)*.

* Source: GAM. Data as at 31 March 2016.

About THS

Founded in 1997 by Nils Taube, John Hodson and Cato Stonex, THS Partners is a
high conviction, long-only manager that combines both growth and value
investment principles to manage global and European-focused equities
portfolios. The firm currently manages USD 2.6 billion of assets on behalf of
a client base comprising institutions, private investors and intermediaries.

English Press Release
http://hugin.info/142256/R/2012741/745751.pdf

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