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Exchange Council Election 2019

Exchange Council Election 2019

Welcome to the website for the Exchange Council Election of Eurex Deutschland.

In autumn 2019, the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland will be elected for a new term. We will keep you informed about the election for the Eurex Deutschland on these web pages. Information on the election of the Exchange Council of Frankfurt Stock Exchange can be found on the websites of Frankfurt Stock Exchange (

The composition of the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland and the election procedure are stipulated in the exchange regulation of the State of Hessen dated 16 December 2008 (GVBl. I p. 1061), last amended by provision dated 5 October 2018 (GVBl. I. p. 642).

An Election Committee appointed by the Exchange Council is responsible for the preparation and management of the Exchange Council election. All announcements concerning the election of the Exchange Council will be published – unless otherwise communicated – on this website as well as in the Börsen-Zeitung (German nationwide newspaper for statutory stock exchange announcements).

The election calendar, all announcements as they are made, the voter list as well as – in due course – the election result will be published on these pages.

For questions regarding the election of the Exchange Council you can contact by phone +49-(0)69-211-1 47 40 and e-mail from Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m CET.


Election Committee

The Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland has appointed the following persons as members of the Election Committee for the election of the Exchange Council of the EUREX DEUTSCHLAND in 2019.

Members of the Election Committee

Dr Oliver Wagner (Chairman)
Dr Eugen Paravicini (Deputy Chairman)
Dr Franz-Josef Leven
Heinz-Jürgen Schäfer
Michael Wilhelm

The address of the Election Committee of Eurex Deutschland for all matters relating to the election is:

Election Committee of the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland
c/o Eurex Deutschland
Thomas Hannappel 
Mergenthalerallee 61
65760 Eschborn
Phone: +49-(0) 69-211-1 31 77
Fax: +49-(0) 69-211-1 43 32


Below please find the current announcements about the election of the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland.

      • 16 Aug 2019
    • Announcement of the preliminary voter lists

      • 16 Aug 2019
    • Announcement of the election date

      • 28 Mar 2019
    • Announcement of the appointment of the Election Committee


Election Process


The Election Committee has determined 28 November 2019 as the election date. The dates of the current election process are based on the exchange regulation. 

The table below gives you an overview of the schedule.

DateElection Procedure
16 August 2019Election Announcement
16 August 2019 –
7 October 2019
Due Request for submission of nominations
21 October 2019 –
25 October 2019
Publication of voter lists
1 November 2019Final date for raising objections to the voter lists
starting 4 November 2019Mailing of election documents
28 November 2019Election date
4 December 2019Publication of election result
23 January 2020Constituent meeting

Postal Vote

The election will be conducted by secret postal vote.

The postal voting documents will be sent to eligible companies in due time prior to the election date and must be received by the Election Committee until the day of the election on 28 November 2019. They can either be sent by post or they can be submitted to the office of the Election Committee. Voters must ensure that they submit their ballot papers in time to meet the deadline. Any voting documents received after the above-mentioned deadline cannot be considered. 

Voter Lists

The following voter groups and subgroups ("groups") will hold the following number of seats on the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland:


Credit institutions – including securities trading banks – admitted to exchange trading 


 a) cooperative credit institutions1seat
 b) credit institutions under public law1seat
 c) other credit institutions including the securities trading banks6seats
2.Financial services companies and other companies admitted to participation in exchange trading8seats

*) Subject to their approval, investor representatives will be nominated by the Election Committee and shall be by-elected by the newly elected Exchange Council with a simple majority of votes. This shall occur without undue delay, however not before the first meeting of the Exchange Council.

Franchise and Voting Right

All companies admitted to exchange trading as well as the companies whose securities are admitted to exchange trading at the beginning of the display of voter lists are eligible to vote. Companies that have lost their admission to trading on the exchange prior to the election day as well as companies whose securities are no longer admitted to trading on the exchange at such time lose their entitlement to vote.

Voter Lists

In the period from 21 October 2019 to 25 October 2019, from 9.00 a.m. to  5.00 p.m., the Election Committee will publish lists of eligible companies for each voter group in the offices of

Eurex Deutschland
Börsenplatz 4
60313 Frankfurt

and in the

Office of the Election Committee
Mergenthaleralle 61
65760 Eschborn

The voter lists will also be available on this website. Upon request, the Election Committee will inform individual eligible companies about the allocation to the different groups in writing or electronically. 

Objections to the voter lists may be raised to the Election Committee no later than the end of 1 November 2019. 

As of 16 August 2019, the Election Committee will publish preliminary voter lists on the Internet. Hence, companies eligible to vote may check their voter list entries in advance. If an eligible company belongs to more than one group/subgroup, it can inform the Election Committee already now about the group it intends to be counted to in the final voter lists. The Election Committee asks all companies eligible to vote to submit their amendments to the preliminary voter lists until 7 October 2019. 


The Election Committee asks the groups to submit election proposals for the respective groups  
by no later than 7 October 2019.

Nominations must be submitted in writing to the following address:

Committee for the Election of the Exchange Council of Eurex Deutschland 
c/o Eurex Deutschland
Thomas Hannappel 
Mergenthalerallee 61
65760 Eschborn

Nominations received after 7 October 2019 cannot be considered. For the number of members to be elected for a group please see paragraph 4.3 – Voter Lists.

The nomination must contain 

  • the name of the group for which the nomination is made
  • the name of the nominated person and his or her declaration of consent including the documents named in § 10 paragraph 3 in conjunction with § 1 paragraph 2 of the Exchange Regulation (filled out form for the suitability profile and complete curriculum vitae with information on a monthly basis
  • the name of the company represented by the nominated person

Moreover, the nomination comprises either

  • excerpts from the criminal records of the states in which the proposed person for election has been resident in the last ten years
  • or, if such a document is not issued in the respective country, an official certificate of non-infringement
  • or, if such a document is not issued in the respective country, a self-declaration as to whether any criminal convictions have been committed in connection with the provision of financial services or due to fraudulent actions or misappropriation.

The Election Committee kindly asks to send the above-mentioned document directly to the Exchange Supervisory Authority – State of Hessen to the following address:

Mr Armin Winterhoff
Head of Division Exchange Supervisory Authority
Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing – State of Hessen Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 75
65185 Wiesbaden

Only one person authorized to represent per eligible company including companies affiliated with such company within the meaning of § 15 Stock Corporation Act shall be named.

The Election Committee will review the validity of nominations. 

Please find the forms for election proposals / declarations of consent on this webpage. 


In case of companies which are operated in the legal form of retailer, the business owner is eligible. With other companies, the persons who are commissioned with the conduct of business according to the law, the by-laws or articles of association or who are authorised to represent them are eligible. Persons who are executive directors or representatives of internal branch offices are also eligible if they are listed in the commercial register in this capacity. Provided the eligible person represents a trading participant, he/she shall have the professional expertise for exchange securities trading.

Persons who

a) are owner or member of a body authorised to represent a company which operates an exchange or multilateral trading system at home or abroad or which is, within the meaning of § 15 Exchange Act affiliated to the operator of an exchange or a multilateral trading system, or

b) are member of the Management Board of an exchange or operator of a multilateral trading system at home or abroad 

are not eligible.


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