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Monday 03 November, 2008

Ackermans & van Haaren

Ackermans & van Haaren NV - Transparency de...

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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