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ots Ad hoc-Service: Deutsche Börse AG Deutsche Börse with Record Results Preliminary figures for business year 2000 and the fourth quarter

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    Frankfurt a. M. (ots Ad hoc-Service) - In business year 2000 just ended, as at December 31, Deutsche Börse achieved earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 226.2 million Euro, surpassing the previous year's figure by 135 percent. Group sales rose 47 percent to 702.3 million Euro (compared to 476.2 million Euro the previous year, taking the performance of Deutsche Börse Clearing AG, as a participation, into pro forma account). The overall increase was also due to the results for fourth-quarter 2000, which closed with record figures as well: Compared to the previous year, the EBIT more than tripled to 42.3 million Euro, while sales increased 36 percent to 191.5 million Euro.

    A substantial portion of the increase in sales and earnings is attributable to the strong growth in cash-market trading. Transaction volume in the cash market rose 128 percent to 202.9 million transactions, stock-exchange turnover at FWB, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, grew 28 percent to 5,201 billion Euro.

    Deutsche Börse will present the corporation's complete annual financial statements for business year 2000 according to International Accounting Standards (IAS) on March 20.

    end of Ad hoc-announcement, (c) DGAP 20.02.2001

    Issuer's information/explanation remarks concerning this ad hoc announcement:

    12-Month Figures and Fourth-Quarter Summary

      Year 2000 as a whole Pro Forma 1999 2) Change Sales (in million
EUR) 702.3 476.2 47% EBIT 1) (in million EUR) 226.2 96.1 135% Pre-tax
profit(in million EUR) 218.9 95.6 129% Net income (without
extraordinary earnings) 3) (in million EUR) 146.3 70.5 108%

      Fourth quarter 2000 Pro Forma 1999 2) Change Sales (in million
EUR) 191.5 140.8 36% EBIT 1) (in million EUR) 42.3 13.3 218% Pre-tax
profit(in million EUR) 34.0 13.4 154% Net income (without
extraordinary earnings) 3) (in million EUR) 30.3 15.3 98%

    1) EBIT contains the Deutsche Börse Group's share of earnings from associated companies and joint ventures, amounting to 73.2 million Euro for business year 2000 as at December 31, 2000 (pro forma 1999: 44.9 million Euro). Of this amount, 61.3 million Euro relate to Deutsche Börse's 50-percent interest in Clearstream International. 2) The comparable figures for 1999 were restated and show Deutsche Börse Clearing as an equity interest. This reflects the Deutsche Börse Group's 50- percent share of Clearstream International after the merger of Deutsche Börse Clearing and Cedel International into Clearstream International as of January 1, 2000. Furthermore, the pro forma net income for 1999 has beenadjusted upward by 1.3 million Euro due to a change in IAS 12 (taxes on earnings). The change to the accounting treatment has been made as of December 31, 2000 and the comparative figures were restated accordingly. 3) An increase in the book value by 74.2 million Euro due to the merger of Deutsche Börse Clearing and Cedel International into Clearstream International was shown as an extraordinary earning.

    WKN: 581005; Index: Listed: Amtlicher Handel in Frankfurt; Freiverkehr in Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München und Stuttgart

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