RHJ International: Niles Bolsters its Capital Structure

RHJ International ("RHJI") announced today that its automotive portfolio company, Niles Co. Ltd. ("Niles"), reinforced its capital structure through a total capital injection of JPY 6 billion of which JPY 3.5 billion was provided by RHJI, reducing its ownership in Niles to 77.3% of total outstanding equity. Part of the proceeds was used to repay JPY 2.5 billion of short-term debt that was previously secured by a cash deposit from RHJI. Furthermore, syndicate lenders agreed on a refinancing of the existing debt structure with new bullet loans maturing in June 2011. RHJ International (Euronext: RHJI) is a diversified holding company focused on creating long-term value for its shareholders by acquiring and operating businesses in attractive industries. For further information visit www.rhji.com. Arnaud Denis Investor Relations Director RHJ International Tel. +32 2 643 60 13 http://www.rhji.com investor-relations@rhji.com This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.