Altira AG / Miscellaneous

23.09.2008 

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Christ Capital AG, Berlin, has informed Altira AG ('Altira Group') that
over recent months it has built up an equity stake in the company in excess
of the 5% threshold. Christ Capital AG acquired this stake via the stock
market, senior shareholders did not sell parts of their stakes. At present,
the block of shares held by Christ Capital AG corresponds to 6.1% of the
company’s equity.

Christ Capital AG was founded in 2003 and is wholly owned by Harald Christ.
The company exclusively manages its own funds and is involved as a holding
company and financial investor in several companies, especially in the
financial and real-estate sectors. Harald Christ has been associated with
Altira Group for a long time as an investor in various funds and business
development companies launched by Altira Group.

Harald Christ is convinced of Altira Group’s potential: 'The current
financial market crisis may be alarming in the short term, but there is an
exceptional opportunity for well-positioned and financially-strong market
participants to emerge from the crisis with increased market share and
strength. However, more entrepreneurial focus and action, a high level of
own funds committed by the managers and the generation of a real added
value for clients will, in future, be required throughout the financial
industry, especially in asset management. In my view, Altira Group has
already reached this goal today; it delivers enterprising, active asset
management, possesses a committed management team with a very good track
record and has an attractive, long-term, investor-oriented focus on future
markets and regions backed by an excellent array of products.'

Michael Rieder, CEO of Altira Group, elaborates: 'When a satisfied client
decides to become a shareholder, it is the best confirmation of our
business model and work. The collective goal of management and shareholders
is to build Altira Group into the leading independent asset manager in
Germany within a few years. Harald Christ, with his years of business
experience in the financial industry and his broad network can provide
valuable support in this respect.'

++ About Altira Group

The Altira Group is an owner-managed company that is simultaneously an
exchange-listed asset management company. We manage money in the areas of
private markets, public markets and real estate on behalf of institutional
investors.

The investment approaches focus on inefficient markets. Altira Group
understands this to mean the promising newly forming markets and regions
with above-average growth opportunities as well as established markets
undergoing major structural changes. Due to their specialised knowledge and
years-long experience, the Altira teams are able to generate a sustainable
above-average risk/yield profile ('high alpha strategies') in these markets
by using an active investment approach.

The implementation into concrete investment products is then handled by the
focused, independent Altira subsidiaries. Whereas the investment decisions
are independently taken in the investment teams, all of the boutique
companies have centralised access to a common, institutional
infrastructure.

The Altira Group is, in this context, generally a founding majority
shareholder of these boutique subsidiaries, or it acquires shares in
existing asset management companies that want to tap into the Altira Group
platform.

Contact:
Altira Aktiengesellschaft
Olaf Meier
Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +49 69 719 12 80 123
E-Mail: olaf.meier@altira-group.de


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Language:     English
Issuer:       Altira AG
              Grüneburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt / Main
              Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)69 719 12 80 - 00
Fax:          +49 (0)69 719 12 80 - 011
E-mail:       info@altira-group.de
Internet:     www.altira-group.de
ISIN:         DE0001218063
WKN:          121806
Listed:       Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart; Entry Standard
              in Frankfurt
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