Van der Moolen responses to news coverage regarding Hans Kroon

Van der Moolen announces in response to recent news coverage around Mr. Hans Kroon that Mr. Kroon remains no longer involved with the company as an advisor. Van der Moolen maintains distance from the remarks of Mr. Kroon in the media. For further information For further information please contact Investor Relations/Corporate Communications, telephone +31 (0)20 535 6789. 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.