6 March 2009 - International law firm Mayer Brown advised Rothenberger on the acquisition of the majority of shares of a.a.a.. On 4 March 2009 Rothenberger 4xS Vermögensverwaltung GmbH and Günter Rothenberger Beteiligungen GmbH entered into an agreement with TS Metropolis Holdings S.á.r.l., Luxembourg, and its subsidiaries to purchase approximately 90 percent of the shares of the listed company a.a.a. akteingesellschaft allgemeine Anlageverwaltung, Frankfurt. The price is in the price range 13 to 13.5 million Euro.

The Mayer Brown Team working on the deal included Mark Walker (lead), Stephan Gittermann (both corporate, M&A, Frankfurt), Dr. Ulrike Binder (Corporate, Frankfurt); associate: Dr. Axel Lebherz (Corporate, Frankfurt).

For further information:

Friederike Hartmann
Director Marketing & Business Development
T: +49 69 7941 1045
M: +49 160 9019 2756

Mark Walker
Partner, Frankfurt
T: +49 69 7941 1131
mwalker@mayerbrown.com