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Newly established Bank von Roll conducts rights issue

January 2009

27 January 2009: Bank von Roll has announced that it has accomplished the establishment of a new Zurich based private bank and that it will conduct a rights issue for the benefit of the shareholders of its former parent company, Von Roll Holding AG. August François von Finck, the major shareholder of the bank, is acting as un-derwriter. The rights issue is subject to sales and transfer restrictions in certain jurisdictions including, among others, the United States of America.

Bär & Karrer has advised Bank von Roll AG on corporate and capital market law aspects of the transaction. The team comprised Thomas U. Reutter, Mariel Hoch Classen and Daniel Raun.

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