Van der Moolen expects operational loss in Q2

AMSTERDAM - Van der Moolen Holding N.V. (international trading and brokerage in listed equities and derivatives) announces today that it expects to make an operational loss of between ¤ 7 million and ¤ 8 million in the second quarter of 2009. Because of the disappointing results Mr. Richard den Drijver has decided, in the interest of the company, to step down as chairman of the Executive Board of Van der Moolen. After his resignation Mr. Den Drijver will however remain involved with the company as an advisor in order for Van der Moolen to retain his knowledge and experience. The Supervisory Board shall for the foreseeable future act as Executive Board of Van der Moolen. Their focus will be to secure financing in the short-term, to return to the core activities and to continue to reduce costs. For further information For further information please contact Investor Relations/Corporate Communications, telephone +31 (0)20 535 6789. www.vandermoolen.com Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements regarding our future financial condition, results of operations and business strategy, plans and objectives are forward-looking. Statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "hope," and words of similar meaning are forward-looking. In particular, the following are forward-looking in nature: statements with regard to strategy and management objectives; pending or potential acquisitions; pending or potential litigation and government investigations, including litigation and investigations concerning specialist trading in the U.S.; future revenue sources; the effects of changes or prospective changes in the regulation or structure of the securities exchanges on which our subsidiaries operate; and trends in results, performance, achievements or conditions in the markets in which we operate. These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which may cause our results, performance, achievements or conditions in the markets in which we operate to differ, possibly materially, from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our management's view only as of the date of this Press Release. We have no obligation to update these forward-looking statements This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.