Project Holland Fonds reduces stake in Ordina

Nieuwegein, 15 January 2014 Project Holland Fonds reduces stake in Ordina Broader shareholder base and greater share liquidity benefit Ordina * Project Holland Fonds will offer ca. 10% to 15% of the outstanding shares of Ordina * Shares will be offered through an accelerated bookbuild offering * 180-day lock up applies to Project Holland Fonds' remaining stake Project Holland Deelnemingen B.V. ("Project Holland Fonds") and Ordina N.V. ("Ordina") today announce that Project Holland Fonds has the intention to sell 10% to 15% of Ordina's outstanding shares. A maximum of 13.846.626 shares in Ordina will be offered today to institutional investors and other qualified investors through an accelerated bookbuild offering. Bart Timmer (Managing Director Project Holland Fonds): "In 2011, we had the opportunity to assist Ordina with a financial restructuring operation, as a result of which we accumulated a considerable stake in Ordina. Ordina is now making good progress with its management agenda.  The moment has come for us to realise some of our return and clear the way for new shareholders. This will also increase the liquidity of the share and broaden the company's shareholder base.  Project Holland Fonds' positive view of Ordina and its management is unchanged and Project Holland Fonds will therefore remain committed to this outstanding company as a major shareholder." Stépan Breedveld (CEO Ordina): "Project Holland Fonds has informed Ordina of its plan to sell off shares. Project Holland Fonds proved to be an important shareholder for Ordina when we boosted our capital structure in 2011. The fact that Project Holland Fonds is now reducing its stake offers new opportunities for other investors who are interested in our share. A more liquid share with a broader shareholder base also benefits our company and its stakeholders. We are pleased that Project Holland Fonds, as a constructive and stable partner, will remain a major shareholder of Ordina. We are grateful to Project Holland Fonds for their assistance and trust in the past period." Details of the placement Registration will open immediately and is likely to be closed no later than 17.30 Dutch time today, whereafter the final price and final number of shares sold will be determined. Payment and delivery is expected to be effected on 20 January 2014. The Ordina shares to be sold already qualify for listing on Euronext Amsterdam.  Rabobank International will act as sole book runner for the placement. Project Holland Fonds has agreed a 180-day lock up with Rabobank International for its remaining shareholding, which shall commence after payment and delivery of the placement. About Project Holland Fonds Project Holland Fonds is an independent investment fund which aims to support high quality Dutch companies by providing capital. Such capital may be used to boost the balance sheet and realise the company's growth ambitions. The fund focuses on small and medium-sized listed Dutch companies. Project Holland Fonds' anchor investors are Rabobank and Delta Lloyd. About Ordina Ordina is the largest independent services provider in the field of consulting, solutions and IT in the Benelux. We focus on the financial services sector, public sector, healthcare sector and a number of specific segments in the industry sector. As the designers, builders and managers of a better digital world, we have the know-how and expertise to future-proof, rejuvenate and improve corporate processes and IT. Our strength lies in the fact that we can implement strategy and policies on the basis of real knowledge of our clients' business, local laws and regulations, language and culture. We  then translate this from business into IT. Our aim is to team up with our clients to realise sustainable innovations. We focus on eight innovation themes to support our clients in the necessary transformations they face: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile, Social Media, Security, Smart Sourcing, Unified Communications & Collaboration and ICT Talent Development. Ordina's head office is in Nieuwegein. Ordina also has a number of regional offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The company was founded in 1973. Its shares have been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since 1987 and are included in the Small cap Index (AScX). In 2012, Ordina recorded turnover of more than EUR 400 million. For more information about this press release: Bart Timmer, Managing Director Project Holland Fonds Telephone: +31 (0)65 517 2617 Stépan Breedveld, CEO Ordina Telephone: +31 (0)30 663 7111 Disclaimer This press release is not available for release, distribution or publication, directly or indirectly, partly or as a whole, in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan or any other jurisdiction where this might entail a breach of applicable legislation. This press release is for information purposes only and is not intended nor should be considered an offer to sell or invitation to offer to buy securities issued by Ordina N.V. (the "Company" and similar securities, the "Securities"), in the United States, Australia, Canada, or Japan or any other jurisdiction where such an offer, invitation or sale without prior registration, exemption from registration or qualification is not permitted under the securities legislation of such jurisdiction. 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