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Anniversary campaign nets Het Concertgebouw millions

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AMSTERDAM The sale of the Het Concertgebouw anniversary shares has netted the organization over 6,25 million to date. Het Concertgebouw celebrates its 125th anniversary next year. The aim of the anniversary shares is to put this world-renowned institution on a well-financed basis for future generations. The Anniversary Share Issue was launched on September 6, 2011 and is open to private investors, companies and funds. Het Concertgebouw placed 500 of the 1,000 share issues which is given to interested parties after making a tax-deductible donation of 12.250 to Het Concertgebouw Fonds. The donation grants holders of Anniversary Shares, in addition to existing shareholders, the right to an annual musical dividend in the form of special, private concerts given over a period of 12.5 years.