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Deutsche Börse awarded prestigious ETF prize for fourth time in a row

Frankfurt am Main, (PresseBox) - Deutsche Börse is still European market leader in trading exchange traded funds(ETFs) in the first quarter of 2008. The XTF segment achieved a turnover volume of €31.9 billion in the first three month of 2008 and thus recorded the largest trading volume of all European ETF marketplaces, followed by NYSE Euronext,Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange. In addition, with currently 316 listed ETFs, Deutsche Börse offers investors and trading participants a broader variety of products than any other ETF trading venue in Europe.

With the successful first quarter 2008, Deutsche Börse is building on its record year 2007, in which the XTF segment also assumed the leading role among European exchanges with annual trading turnover of €108.9 billion and a product offering of 278 ETFs. Against this backdrop, the international New York based sector medium presented three global ETF awards to Deutsche Börse for the fourth time in a row, in the categories "Europe s most proactive ETF exchange", "ETF exchange with the highest turnover in Europe", and "Exchange with the largest number of ETF primary listings in Europe".

"Achieving market leadership is evidence of the great attraction in liquidity and cost structure for issuers and investors alike," said Rainer Riess, Managing Director, Cash Market Development at Deutsche Börse. "We are pleased to be able to offer investors new and interesting investment prospects through our growing ETF offering in the future as well."

Since 2000, Deutsche Börse has offered trading with ETFs via the electronic trading system Xetra. With a current selection of 316 exchange-traded index funds together with an average monthly trading volume of over €9 billion, Deutsche Börse s XTF segment is Europe s leading trading venue for ETFs.

The following ETF product families are currently tradable in the XTF segment:

db x-trackers, EasyETF, ETFlab, iShares, Lyxor, Market Access, PowerShares, UBS Exchange Traded Funds and Xmtch.

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