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Deutsche Börse: Frank Herkenhoff new Head of Media Relations - Heiner Seidel Deputy - Walter Allwicher leaves the company

Date 06/05/2008

Deutsche Börse AG has reorganized its press office: Dr. Frank Herkenhoff (33) is Head of the office with immediate effect; and thus responsible for national and international media activities. Herkenhoff has been working for Deutsche Börse for two years now. He joined from an international communication consultancy where he worked for various companies of the financial sector. Herkenhoff holds a masters degree in communication science from the University of Leipzig and wrote his Ph.D. thesis about risk management.

Deputy Head of Media Relations is Heiner Seidel (36). He holds a degree in business administration and has been working for Deutsche Börse in various positions within the Corporate Communications department since 2001. Seidel joined the Media Relations in 2006. In addition to his role as Deputy Head of Media Relations he acts as a spokesperson for Eurex (derivatives market) and Deutsche Börse Systems. The Media Relations team is part of Corporate Communications which is headed by Rüdiger Assion (41).

Stefan Keidel (43), who has been working for Deutsche Börse since 1 October 2007 returns for family reasons back to Munich. There Keidel is at Deutsche Börse’s disposal as an author among other things.

Walter Allwicher (40), who served as Head of Media Relations for many years, is leaving Deutsche Börse Group by mutual consent. Allwicher joined Deutsche Börse in 1995, and was in charge of global PR since 1998; from 2006 to 2007, he was responsible for all the Group’s corporate communications. During this time, Allwicher provided communication support for all major activities Deutsche Börse Group engaged in. These include the IPO, the merger of the derivatives exchanges in Germany and Switzerland into the international derivatives exchange Eurex, building up the US-regulated derivatives exchange Eurex US and the takeover of the International Securities Exchange. The company thanks Walter Allwicher for his commitment.