DGAP-Adhoc: Deutsche Börse AG: OFAC informs Deutsche Börse AG subsidiary Clearstream that it has closed its investigation -

DGAP-Adhoc: Deutsche Börse AG: OFAC informs Deutsche Börse AG subsidiary 
Clearstream that it has closed its investigation - the decision on a settlement 
with OFAC is still to be taken

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Deutsche Börse AG: OFAC informs Deutsche Börse AG subsidiary Clearstream
that it has closed its investigation - the decision on a settlement with
OFAC is still to be taken

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control
('OFAC') has notified Clearstream Banking S.A. ('Clearstream'), a 100 per
cent subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG, that following Clearstream's ongoing
discussions with OFAC since learning of OFAC's indicative penalty in
January 2013, OFAC has closed its investigation of possible violations of
U.S. sanctions. OFAC has informed Clearstream that if it were to issue a
formal pre-penalty notice at this time, such notice would include a penalty
of USD 168,780,000.  Clearstream now has the option to settle the matter
with OFAC, in which case a 10% discount would apply for a total settlement
payment of USD 151,902,000. Within the scope of its investigation, OFAC had
looked into Clearstream's maintenance of an omnibus account in the United
States and certain securities transfers within the Clearstream settlement
system in 2008. These transfers had related to the decision taken by
Clearstream in 2007 to close its Iranian customers' accounts. Deutsche
Börse AG has already informed about this matter by way of an ad hoc
disclosure on 9 January 2013. A settlement with OFAC would not constitute a
final determination that a violation has occurred.

The competent boards within Deutsche Börse Group will analyse the
information received and will decide on whether to reach a settlement with
OFAC.

Deutsche Börse Group will include an amount consistent with today's
notification from OFAC as a provision in its financial statements for the
third quarter 2013.


Contact:
Nicolas Nonnenmacher
Tel.: +352 2 43-3 61 15


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Language:     English
Company:      Deutsche Börse AG
              -
              60485 Frankfurt am Main
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)69 211 - 0
Fax:          
E-mail:       ir@deutsche-boerse.com
Internet:     www.deutsche-boerse.com
ISIN:         DE0005810055, DE000A1RE1W1, DE000A1R1BC6
WKN:          581005, A1RE1W, A1R1BC
Indices:      DAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart;
              Terminbörse EUREX
 
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