EANS-Adhoc: Ad hoc notification in accordance with § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act Arcandor AG files to open insolvency proceedings

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09.06.2009

Essen/Germany, 9 June 2009. Arcandor AG today filed with the Essen District Court to open insolvency proceedings due to threatening illiquidity. Subsequently, Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH, Primondo GmbH and Quelle GmbH also filed with the Essen District Court to open insolvency proceedings due to threatening illiquidity. Thomas Cook Group plc, the Primondo Specialty Group GmbH as well as its subsidiaries and the homeshopping channel HSE24 will remain unaffected by the insolvency proceedings.

The Management Board

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emitter: Arcandor AG Theodor-Althoff-Straße 2 D-45133 Essen phone: +49 (0)201 727 9816 FAX: +49 (0)201 727 9854 mail: ir@arcandor.com WWW: http://www.arcandor.com sector: Retail ISIN: DE0006275001 indexes: Midcap Market Index, MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All Share stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, regulated dealing: Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Hannover, München language: English

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Detlef Neveling
Telefon: +49 (0) 201 727-9816
E-Mail: detlef.neveling@arcandor.com

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