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News Release Deutsche Boerse Group 25.03.13

Eurex Clearing Supervisory Board appoints new Executive Board members

In its meeting on 21 March 2013, the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG

decided on the new composition of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing. Thomas Book, who has been a member of the Eurex Clearing Executive Board since March 2007, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurex Clearing. Newly appointed to the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing were Heike Eckert (44) as Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Laux (39) as Chief Risk Officer and Eric Müller (39) for Treasury. Andreas Preuss and Jürg Spillmann will continue as Executive Board members of Eurex Clearing.

Given Eurex Clearing’s status as a bank-licensed entity and as a reflection of the continued importance of central counterparties for the stability and integrity of the financial markets, the Supervisory Board determined that the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing would be further strengthened by the addition of board members who have senior management responsibility for the strategy and day-to-day operations of Eurex Clearing.

Along with the board’s reconstitution, Gary Katz, Michael Peters and Peter Reitz will resign from the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing but will, together with Andreas Preuss, Thomas Book and Jürg Spillmann, continue their mandates as Executive Board members of Eurex Frankfurt AG and Eurex Zürich AG, the parent companies of Eurex Clearing.

The effective date for the new Eurex Clearing governance structure will be 1 April 2013.

Media Contact: Heiner Seidel, Tel: +49-69-2 11-1 15 00, E-Mail:

Notes to the editors: CV Heike Eckert Heike Eckert has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. She has been Head of Clearing Business Development at Eurex Clearing since May 2010 and is currently responsible for the development of new clearing services for derivatives, securities and repo products. Since joining Deutsche Börse Group in June 1995, Eckert has held a number of different leadership and project management positions at Deutsche Börse and Eurex. From January 2007 until September 2009 she was responsible for the management of Eurex’s business in the U.S. She holds a degree in Economics from Christian-Albrecht-University in Kiel, Germany.

CV Thomas Laux Thomas Laux joined Eurex Clearing in 2006 and has been Head of Risk Design since May 2010. Since then, he has been responsible for further developing the risk management system and default management process of the central counterparty Eurex Clearing. Currently, he is working on the overhaul of the risk methodology. Prior to joining Eurex Clearing in 2006, Thomas Laux spent six years at Deutsche Börse IT, working in a variety of positions on group-wide strategic projects, among them the specification of the clearing system. He holds a dual degree MBA from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Fuqua Business School in North Carolina, USA.

CV Eric Müller Eric Tim Müller, Managing Director, is responsible for Corporate Strategy Deutsche Börse AG since 1 January 2013 and reports in this role to the CEO Reto Francioni. Since the IPO of Deutsche Börse in 2001, Müller has been a manager of the Group, and since 2008, he is responsible for Group Treasury including all treasury activities of the two bank licensed businesses of Deutsche Börse Group, Eurex Clearing in Frankfurt and Clearstream in Luxembourg, as well as for Investor Relations. He joined Deutsche Börse in 1997 and holds a dual degree MBA from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Fuqua Business School in North Carolina, USA. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG since 2010 and, as of 1 April 2013, he will become a member of the Executive Board of Eurex


About Eurex Clearing Eurex Clearing is one of the leading central counterparties globally —assuring the safety and integrity of markets while providing innovation in risk management, clearing technology and client asset protection. Eurex Clearing

provides fully-automated, straight-through post-trade services for derivatives, equities, bonds, secured funding & financing and energy transactions, as well as industry-leading risk management technologies. As part of Eurex Group, Eurex Clearing serves more than 150 clearing members in 16 countries, managing a collateral pool of around EUR 48 billion and processing gross risks valued at almost EUR 7.5 trillion every month. In 2012, we cleared around 1.7 billion derivatives contracts – nearly half of which were traded off-exchange (over-the-counter, OTC). Find out more at Eurex Group is comprised of Eurex Exchange, the International Securities Exchange (ISE), the European Energy Exchange (EEX), Eurex Clearing, Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo. Eurex Group is owned by Deutsche Börse AG (Xetra: DB1).

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