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2009 EEX Exchange Council Election

(PresseBox) (Leipzig, ) After the end of the Exchange Council's term of office of three years the trading participants of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) elected a new Exchange Council in accordance with the applicable schedule on 25th May 2009. The voting procedure was carried out via postal vote and resulted in the following new composition of the council.

The group of interconnected utilities and trading companies is represented by:

Paul Dawson (RWE Supply & Trading GmbH),
Marc Ehry (PCC Energie GmbH),
Peter Heydecker (Alpiq Holding AG),
Dr. Günther Rabensteiner (VERBUND-Austrian Power Trading AG),
Edgar Röck (TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG),
Kai Seela (Vattenfall Trading Services GmbH),
Andrea Vittorio Siri (Edison Trading S.p.A),
Dr. Bernhard Walter (EnBW Trading GmbH),
Lars Wlecke (E.ON Energy Trading AG)
and Leonardo Zannella (Enel Trade S.p.A.).

The group of municipal and regional suppliers is represented by:

Sven Becker (Trianel GmbH),
Ralf Henze (Stadtwerke Hannover AG)
and Dr. Michael Redanz (24/7 Trading GmbH).

The group of banks and financial service providers is represented by:

Felix Ernst (Deutsche Bank AG),
Paul Goodhew (UBS Limited)
and Vincent van Lith (BHF-BANK Aktiengesellschaft).

Phil Atkinson (ICAP Energy AS) was elected as the representative of the group of energy brokers, while Pierre Chevalier (DB Energie GmbH) was elected as the commercial consumers' representative.

In addition to the trading participants representing the election categories, four associations delegate one representative each to this board:

Dipl.-Ing. Wilfried Köplin (BDI - Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.) [Federation of German Industries, registered association], Dr. Peter Sentker (VIK - Verband der Industriellen Energie- und Kraftwirtschaft e.V.)[German Association of the Energy and Power Supply Industry, registered association], Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (vzbv - Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V.) [Federation of German Consumer Organisations, registered association]and Dr. Andreas Zuber (BDEW - Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft)[German Association of Energy and Water Industries].

In his capacity as the acting chairman of the Exchange Council, Dr. Günther Rabensteiner wishes to thank those members who will leave the council - Gregor Bäumerich
(Ezpada s.r.o.), Marco Fesseler (BKW FMB Energie AG), Tobias Lausch (BNP Paribas), Kurt Baumgartner (Aare-Tessin AG für Elektrizität - ATEL), Peter Lintzel(Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH) - and the former vice chairmen Dr. Thomas Niedrig (RWE Supply & Trading GmbH) and Dr. Christoph Helle (MVV Energie AG) for the constructive and trusting co-operation on behalf of the Exchange Council.

The constitutive meeting of the Exchange Council, in which the chairman and the deputy chairmen will be elected, is held in Leipzig on 10th June 2009. In addition to this, an investors' representative will be elected by the Exchange Council and complete the board.

The Exchange Council is a body of the exchange according to the German Exchange Act. Under the new election ordinance the Exchange Council of EEX comprises a total of 24 members adequately representing the various interest groups and business circles.The Exchange Council primarily adopts the rules and regulations of the exchange and the amendments thereto. Furthermore, it appoints and monitors the Management Board of the exchange and appoints the head of Market Surveillance.