Deutsche Börse AG Supervisory Board elects new Chairman

Dr. Manfred Gentz new Chairman of the Supervisory Board - Gerhard Roggemann Deputy

Frankfurt am Main, (PresseBox) - The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt, elected Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Gentz (66) as its new Chairman, in today's meeting. Gerhard Roggemann (60) will perform the function of Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board in the future. Both have been members of the Supervisory Board for many years.

The former Chairman, Kurt F. Viermetz, is leaving the Supervisory Board as announced.Dr. Manfred Gentz was born in Riga on 22 January 1942. He studied law at the University of Lausanne and the University of Berlin. In 1970, he joined what is now Daimler AG, Stuttgart, where he was appointed to the Board of Management in 1983 after holding a variety of management positions in the group. He was initially responsible for Human Resources, afterwards for Daimler-Benz-Interservices, an area which he set up, and subsequently for Finance and Controlling until leaving 2004. He performes a number of supervisory board mandates in several different international companies, among other activities. As the President of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Germany he is member of the Executive Board of the global institution and is member of the government commission German Corporate Governance Codex.

In 2003, he was appointed to the Deutsche Börse AG Supervisory Board.Gerhard Roggemann was born in Bremen on 2 January 1948. He studied Law at universities in Munich, Lausanne and Kiel, obtaining his degree in 1974.

Since 2004, he has served as Vice Chairman for the advisory firm Hawkpoint Partners Europe, heading up Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Services. From 1996 until 2004, Roggemann was a member of the Managing Board of WestLB AG.

Prior to that he held positions at Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover, as well as J.P.Morgan & Co, Frankfurt and Tokio. Roggemann has been a member of the Deutsche Börse AG Supervisory Board since 2005.Kurt F. Viermetz commented on the decisions, "I congratulate my successor Dr.Gentz and his deputy Mr. Roggemann on their unanimously appointments. This successful transition in the top Supervisory Board offices is an additional major means of charting a good and stable future course for Deutsche Börse AG.

The company is in excellent shape and very well positioned in terms of global competition. I have thus met my main responsibilities. I am pleased to be able to pass the Supervisory Board chairmanship into such capable hands.Moreover, I would like to thank the Supervisory Board members for the high degree of competent support I enjoyed in our work together the last few years."All Supervisory Board members expressly thanked Kurt Viermetz for his contribution and his tireless commitment in the past years.

Furthermore, the Supervisory Board also approved the proposal to the Annual

General Meeting in May 2009 of twelve persons appointed by the Nomination Committee for election to the Supervisory Board as shareholder representatives:
- Richard Berliand, Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities Ltd., London, JP Morgan Futures Inc., New York - Dr. Joachim Faber, Member of the Executive Board, Allianz SE - Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Gentz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Zürich Financial Services, Zürich - Richard M. Hayden, Vice Chairman, GSC Partners Europe, Ltd.
- Craig Heimark, Managing Partner, Hawthorne Group LLC, Palo Alto - Dr. Konrad Hummler, Managing Partner, Wegelin & Co. Privatbankiers, St.

- David Krell, Chairman of the Board of Directors, International Securities Exchange, LLC, New York, USA
- Hermann-Josef Lamberti, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main - Friedrich Merz, Partner, Mayer, Brown, LLP, Berlin, and Member of the German Bundestag (Lower House of German Parliament) - Thomas Neiße, CEO, Deka Investment GmbH - Gerhard Roggemann, Vice Chairman, Hawkpoint Partners Ltd., London - Dr. Erhard Schipporeit, Business Consultant, Hannover

Supervisory Board Members not running again for a position:
- Kurt F. Viermetz
- Udo Behrenwaldt, Business Consultant, Hofheim - Friedrich von Metzler, Personally Liable Partner, B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co.

KGaA, Frankfurt am Main
- Dr. Herbert Walter, Chairman of the Executive Board, Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main

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