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What is AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.?

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (“AllianceBernstein Holding”) is a publicly traded limited partnership traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol AB. AllianceBernstein Holding owns approximately 37.8% of the outstanding units of AllianceBernstein L.P. (“AllianceBernstein”) a private limited partnership. The asset management business is conducted by AllianceBernstein L.P.

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Who owns AllianceBernstein L.P.?

At March 31, 2010, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. owned approximately 37.8% of the issued and outstanding AllianceBernstein Units and AXA, one of the largest global financial services organizations, owned an approximate 62.0% economic interest in AllianceBernstein.

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Do I own stock in AllianceBernstein Holding L.P.?

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is a master limited partnership. Therefore, beneficial ownership in AllianceBernstein Holding is represented in limited partner units, not shares of corporate stock.

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Can I purchase units in AllianceBernstein Holding directly from the company?

AllianceBernstein Holding does not have a Direct Stock Purchase Plan. Please contact a financial advisor to purchase AllianceBernstein Holding units.

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Do you distribute quarterly dividends?

We pay unitholders quarterly cash distributions generated from our operations. Because AllianceBernstein Holding is a partnership, quarterly distributions should not be reported on unitholders’ W-2’s or 1099’s as dividend income (they are instead reported on Form Schedule K-1). Please refer to Unitholder Tax Information for greater clarification on the partnership’s tax reporting.

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When should I receive my quarterly cash distributions?

Cash distributions are typically paid out each quarter. The payable date is typically during the seventh or eighth week following the end of a quarter.

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When is the quarterly distribution usually declared?

AllianceBernstein Holding declares distributions on the same days as its quarterly earnings releases (typically during the fourth week following the end of a quarter). Please refer to the Calendar of Events for the next earnings release date.

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Do you offer direct deposit of quarterly distributions?

Yes. If you receive your quarterly distributions directly from AllianceBernstein Holding and not your financial institution, you can contact Mellon Investor Services, our transfer agent, at (866) 737-9896, and instruct them to direct-deposit your distribution.

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Can I reinvest my quarterly distributions directly through AllianceBernstein Holding?

We don’t have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP). However, if you own AllianceBernstein Holding units through a financial institution that offers dividend reinvestment, you can instruct your financial representative to reinvest your quarterly distributions.

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What is the tax status of the Partnership?

Unitholders are required to report their share of the Partnership's taxable income on their tax returns. Approximately two months after the end of the calendar year, AllianceBernstein Holding provides a Schedule K-1 and explanatory reports to each unitholder. All unitholders are cautioned to file their tax returns only after they receive their Schedule K-1 on or before March 1st. Please refer to the Unitholder Tax Information section on this web site for information on the Partnership's tax reporting.

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Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding AllianceBernstein mutual funds, or if I want literature?

For questions, call our Mutual Fund Shareholder Services team at (800) 221-5672. To order literature, call (800) 227-4618. Corporate Investor Relations does not have any information on AllianceBernstein mutual funds.

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What is the history of unit splits?

Please refer to our Distribution History for information on unit splits.

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Whom do I contact for maintenance on my AllianceBernstein Holding units, such as change of address, lost certificates, change in registration, or lost distribution checks?

If you own your units through a financial institution, you should contact them directly. If you do not own units through a financial institution, please contact our transfer agent, Mellon Investor Services, directly for information regarding your specific unit certificates, distribution payments and other account maintenance issues. AllianceBernstein Corporate Investor Relations does not have any unitholder information.

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
480 Washington Boulevard, 27th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Telephone Inquiries: 866 737 9896
Website: vault.melloninvestor.com/isd
Email: shrrelations@melloninvestor.com

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