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DGAP-Adhoc: Deutsche Börse AG: Payment of fines in the amount of EUR 10.5 million (english)

13/09/2017 - 21:48


    Deutsche Börse AG: Payment of fines in the amount of EUR 10.5 million

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Deutsche Börse AG: Payment of fines in the amount of EUR 10.5 million

13-Sep-2017 / 21:47 CET/CEST
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Deutsche Börse AG: Payment of fines in the amount of EUR 10.5 million

Today, the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board of the Company decided
to accept the fine notice of the responsible local court (Amtsgericht)
announced by the Public Prosecutor of Frankfurt/Main in relation to the
accusations of an alleged violation of the prohibition against insider
trading in December 2015 as well as the alleged failure to publish an
ad-hoc-announcement in January 2016. This notice imposes fines against the
Company in the total amount of EUR 10.5 million under separate proceedings
pursuant to section 30 para. 4 sentence 1 of the German Regulatory Offence
Act (Ordnungswidrigkeitengesetz).

The Company, also after consultation of experts, continues to believe the
allegations are unfounded in all respects. However, after thorough
examination and due consideration of all relevant elements, the Executive
Board and the Supervisory Board of the Company have decided, that a quick,
consensual termination of the investigation proceedings against the Chairman
of the Executive Board, in which the Company would be formally involved, is
in the best interest of the Company and therefore further serious burdens
caused by the investigation can be avoided.

The Deutsche Börse AG assumes that the current investigation proceedings
against the Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG, Carsten
Kengeter, will be closed subject to conditions with approval by the
responsible local court (Amtsgericht).

The Supervisory Board will only decide on the prolongation of Mr Kengeter's
employment contract, which expires in March 2018, after the termination of
the Public Prosecutor's investigation proceedings and after the termination
of the proceedings for reliability examination of the Federal Financial
Supervisory Authority and the Hessian Exchange Supervisory Authority.


Contact:
Martin Halusa
Group Communications
Deutsche Börse AG
Phone: +49 69 211 1 29 01 [IMAGE]

Kai Fischer
Group Communications
Deutsche Börse AG
Phone: +49 69 211 1 86 73 [IMAGE]

E-Mail: media-relations@deutsche-boerse.com


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   Language:    English
   Company:     Deutsche Börse AG
                -
                60485 Frankfurt / Main
                Germany
   Phone:       +49 (0)69 211 - 0
   E-mail:      ir@deutsche-boerse.com
   Internet:    www.deutsche-boerse.com
   ISIN:        DE0005810055, DE000A1RE1W1, DE000A1R1BC6, DE000A161W62,
                DE000A1684V3
   WKN:         581005, A1RE1W, A1R1BC, A161W6, A1684V
   Indices:     DAX
   Listed:      Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated
                Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,
                Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange



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