EANS-Adhoc: C-QUADRAT Investment AG / F&C will not make a public takeover offer to the shareholders of C-QUADRAT

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Vienna/Frankfurt, 26.03.2010. C-QUADRAT Investment AG has been notified today by F&C Asset Management plc ("F&C") that F&C has decided not to proceed with its potential offer for the shares in C-QUADRAT Investment AG ("C-QUADRAT") (ISIN:
AT0000613005) in respect of which it submitted an offer document to the Austrian Takeover Commission on Monday 22 March 2010.

C-QUADRAT has not received any official statement from F&C commenting its decision so far.

As a consequence, the exclusion period pursuant to sec 21 Austrian Takeover Act applies and F&C is excluded from making a takeover offer and from acquiring shares that could trigger an obligation to make an offer for a period of one year.

issuer: C-QUADRAT Investment AG
Stubenring 2
A-1010 Wien
phone: +43 1 515 66-0
FAX: +43 1 515 66-159
mail: c-quadrat@investmentfonds.at
WWW: www.c-quadrat.at
sector: Financial & Business Services
ISIN: AT0000613005
indexes: Standard Market Auction

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Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Andreas Wimmer
Member of the Board
C-QUADRAT Investment AG
Stubenring 2
A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 515 66 316

Mail: a.wimmer@investmentfonds.at