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2014-04-30

RHJ International SA : Transparency Declaration Notification (Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007) - Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities

On 29 April 2014, Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities notified RHJ
International ("RHJI") that their aggregate holding of 8,879,157 shares in
RHJI had crossed downward the threshold of 10% of the total number of voting
rights in RHJI from 10.37% to 9.75%.

On 26 March 2014, RHJI carried out a capital increase in connection with its
acquisition of a 9% stake in BHF-BANK AG. As a result of the issuance of such
additional voting rights in RHJI to the seller of BHF-BANK AG, the total
number of voting rights in RHJI increased from 85,545,547 to 91,045,745. The
aggregate holding of 8,879,157 shares in RHJI held by Timothy C. Collins and
affiliated entities consequently decreased from 10.37% to 9.75% of the total
number of voting rights in RHJI.

A copy of the notification sent by Timothy C. Collins and affiliated entities
is reproduced hereunder and available on RHJI's corporate website under
"Investor Relations - Shareholder Information - Transparency Rules".

Additional background information

In connection with the acquisition by Kleinwort Benson Group ("KBG") of a 91%
stake in BHF-BANK AG which was disclosed by the Company on 27 March 2014, two
entities affiliated with Timothy C. Collins, namely Windmere Investments LLC
and the Timothy C. Collins 2003 Descendants' Trust, made an aggregate cash
investment of €13.6 million in return for a 2.65% stake in KBG.

About RHJ International

RHJ International is a financial services group with principal activities in
wealth management, asset management and merchant banking. Our wealth
management operations are conducted through Kleinwort Benson and BHF: two
independent and relationship-driven private banks, with a combined tier 1
capital ratio of 16.3% and €51 billion of assets under management as at 31
December 2013. RHJI's asset management operations are carried out by
Kleinwort Benson Investors and Frankfurt Trust. Kleinwort Benson Investors is
a Dublin-based institutional asset manager that offers investors innovative
and differentiated specialist strategies on both a segregated and unitized
basis, while Frankfurt Trust specializes in European equities, multi assets
and fixed income. As at 31 December 2013, Kleinwort Benson Investors and
Frankfurt Trust managed €5.4 billion and €16 billion of client assets,
respectively. RHJI is listed on Euronext Brussels, with the ticker symbol
"RHJI".

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Marc Roelandt
Managing Director
RHJ International
Tel: +32 2 643 6013
E-mail: jroelandt@rhji.com

Full Press Release (PDF)
http://hugin.info/135946/R/1781610/609805.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: RHJ International SA via Globenewswire

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