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Forum Partners and Deutsche Immobilien Chancen increase their investment in DIC Asset AG

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DIC Asset AG / MiscellaneousRelease of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStoryAG.The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.----------------------------------------------------------------------• Deutsche Immobilien Chancen in future with a stake of 39,4 per centDeutsche Immobilien Chancen Group and Forum Partners, both shareholders inDIC Asset AG, renew their strategic relationship and further align theirinterests in DIC Asset AG. Already a partner of DIC Asset AG since 2005,Forum Partners had a stake in the company in the form of a 4.9 percentdirect holding and a convertible loan with right of conversion into 2.1million DIC Asset AG shares. Because the convertible loan comes up forrenewal in October 2008, Forum Partners and Deutsche Immobilien ChancenGroup have decided on the following transaction: Forum Partners will extendthe existing convertible loan by a further period of three years, while atthe same time subscribing to an additional convertible loan, also with athree-year term, which carries the option of conversion into 1.5 millionshares. In return, Forum Partners will transfer its 4.9 percent holding toDeutsche Immobilien Chancen Group, raising the latter's stake in DIC AssetAG from the current figure of 34.5 percent to 39.4 percent.Forum Partners thus remains an important strategic financial partner of thecompany, while extending its involvement long-term. At the same time, thereference shareholder Deutsche Immobilien Chancen-Group increases itsinvestment in DIC Asset AG.Ulrich Höller, Chief Executive Officer of DIC Asset AG, says: 'Thetransaction announced today will have a long-term stabilising effect on theownership structure of our company and is an endorsement of the businesspolicy pursued by DIC Asset AG.'Russell Platt, Chief Executive Officer of Forum Partners, noted 'We arepleased to be able to strengthen our strategic relationship with DICthrough an extension and enlargement of our existing mandatory convertibleinvestment'.Further information about DIC Asset AG can be found on the Internet DIC Asset AGEstablished in 2002, DIC Asset AG, with registered offices in Frankfurt amMain, is a real estate company with a dedicated investment focus oncommercial real estate in Germany, pursuing a return-oriented investmentpolicy. DIC Asset AG's real estate portfolio currently includes around 1.3million sqm of floor space, spread over approximately 350 properties. Theportfolio is divided into three segments: the Core portfolio includes theproprietary portfolio held on a long-term basis and offering stable andattractive rental yields; the Value-Added portfolio contains real estatewith promising performance potential over the medium term; while theOpportunistic Co-Investments portfolio is comprised of real estateinvestments that have a more pronounced risk/return profile, which will beplaced with third parties following repositioning under individual businessplans. Real estate assets under management currently amount toapproximately EUR 3.6 billion. DIC Asset AG has been included in the SDAXsegment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2006.Investor Relations:Stephan GramkowGrünhof Eschersheimer Landstraße 22360320 Frankfurt am MainFon. +49-69-9454858-39Fax 14.07.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP---------------------------------------------------------------------- Language:     EnglishIssuer:       DIC Asset AG              Eschersheimer Landstr. 223              60320 Frankfurt              DeutschlandPhone:        +49 69 9454858-0Fax:          +49 69 9454858-99E-mail:       info@dic-asset.deInternet:     www.dic-asset.deISIN:         DE0005098404WKN:          509840Indices:      S-DAXListed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hannover,              Hamburg; Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München,              Stuttgart End of News                                     DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------