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The AFM issues a warning against Atlantic Equity Management

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On 29 January 2009, the Swedish supervisory authority Finansinspektionen announced that Atlantic Equity Management approached investors in Sweden, while this institution does not possess a licence from Finansinspektionen.

On 10 February 2009, a Dutch citizen was also approached by Atlantic Equity Management with an offer to purchase shares via Atlantic Equity Management. Atlantic Equity Management does not hold a licence from the AFM.

Atlantic Equity Management’s registered office is, according to its website, located at the following address: 10th Floor, Capital Building, 6-10 Sun Wui Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.Atlantic Equity Management’s telephone and fax number are, according to its website:+ 852 369 31 487 en + 852 301 03 805 +1 212 66 00 248 en +1 718 73 22 397

The person who made the report to the AFM was requested to call the following number in Greece: +30 721 51 001.

The AFM advises consumers, who wish to do business with an institution or person, to check the relevant register on the AFM's website in advance to verify whether the relevant institution or person is registered. The AFM also urgently advises consumers to check the warning lists in advance. The website www.afm.nl/waarschuwingslijsten shows the three AFM warning lists. (1) institutions and persons that do not have a licence, while they are required by law to have one, (2) institutions that do not issue a prospectus with their securities, while they are required by law to do so and (3) institutions against which foreign supervisory authorities have issued a warning.

Consumers with questions or comments can also contact the Financial Markets Information Line on: +31 0900 - 5400 540 (0,05 euro per minute) or from abroad +31 20 797 3715.

The AFM promotes fairness and transparency within financial markets. We are the independent supervisory authority for the savings, lending, investment and insurance markets. The AFM promotes the conscientious provision of financial services to consumers and supervises the honest and efficient operation of the capital markets. Our aim is to improve consumers’ and the business sector’s confidence in the financial markets, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In performing this task the AFM contributes to the prosperity and economic reputation of the Netherlands.

The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.

As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.

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