PRESS RELEASES 2011

09/08/2011

DZ BANK's Supervisory Board extends contract of Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Kirsch until 2017

The Supervisory Board of DZ BANK AG has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Kirsch by a further five years until 2017.

“The Supervisory Board would like to express yet again its confidence in DZ BANK’s Chief Executive Officer. We are very glad to be able to pay tribute in this way to the achievements with which under his management DZ BANK as the central institution of the cooperative financial network has clearly geared itself to the needs of the local cooperative banks and has, at the same time, emerged steeled from the turbulence caused by the financial crisis. We look forward to continuing on this successful course,” said Helmut Gottschalk, Chairman of DZ BANK AG’s Supervisory Board.

Wolfgang Kirsch (56) became a Member of the Board of Managing Directors in 2002 and was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors in 2005. He then succeeded Dr. Ulrich Brixner as Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of R + V Versicherung AG, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG and of Union Asset Management Holding AG.

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Contact:

Martin Roth, Head of Communications & Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)69 7447 42750
E-mail: martin.roth@dzbank.de

Uwe Wulf, Spokesperson
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E-mail: uwe.wulf@dzbank.de