Eurex: Contract Renewed for Another 10 Year Successful Cooperation Between Deutsche Börse and SWX Swiss Exchange

Frankfurt/Zurich - May 26, 2003 - Deutsche Börse AG and SWX Swiss Exchange will con-
tinue their successful cooperation in the derivatives market: The two partners have renewed the
contract for their joint derivatives market Eurex ahead of time for another 10 years until the end of
2014. The distribution of transaction fees and expenditure and thus profits of the world's largest
derivatives exchange was revised and set at 85 percent for Deutsche Börse and 15 percent for
SWX Swiss Exchange. Currently, Deutsche Börse receives 80 percent of the proceeds, and
SWX 20 percent. These ratios reflect the two partners' contribution to the joint venture. The
formal participating interests will remain at 50 percent each. The supervisory board of Eurex will
be enlarged from nine to twelve members and Deutsche Börse will have seven representatives.

"We are continuing our successful strategic alliance knowing that together we can further rein-
force our position as the world's most successful derivatives exchange in an international com-
petitive environment," Deutsche Börse and SWX Swiss Exchange said.

Media Contacts:
SWX Swiss Exchange:
Juerg von Arx/Leo Hug
Tel: +41-1-2 29 26 75
Deutsche Börse:
Walter Allwicher/Uwe Velten
Tel: +49-69-21 01 15 00

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