Ackermans & van Haaren

Ackermans & van Haaren: Half year results 2009

The Board of Directors of Ackermans  & van Haaren NV (AvH)  announces
that AvH realized  a consolidated  net result (group  share) of  50.3
million euros for the first 6 months of 2009. The profit contribution
from financial  services remained  intact and  is remarkably  stable,
despite the current economic crisis. The other AvH participations are
to a larger extent confronted with the consequences of the crisis.

*          Important profit contribution of the dredging activities
  (DEME) despite the decline compared to a very strong 1H08
*          Positive profit contribution from real estate activities,
  partially from the capital gain realized by LRE on the sale of Bian
*          Strong performance by Bank Delen and Bank J.Van Breda & C°
  in extremely volatile market circumstances
*          Weak results from several private equity participations
  impacted by the economic recession and only limited capital gains
*          Creation of a fifth segment "Energy and materials" in line
  with AvH's strategy to grow in emerging markets and in renewable
  energy and materials

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