Corporate Communications vom 25.07.2012
Markus Gunter to leave DAB bank AG - Ernst Huber appointed new Management Board Speaker
Dr. Josef Zellner to be appointed to the Management Board of DAB bank AG / direktanlage.at AG to be legally merged into DAB bank AG
Munich, July 25, 2012.
In its meeting of today´s date, the Supervisory Board of DAB bank AG appointed Ernst Huber, who had previously been the Management Board Chairman of the Austrian subsidiary direktanlage.at AG, as the Management Board Speaker of DAB bank AG, effective August 1, 2012. He will succeed Markus Gunter, who had served on the Management Board since 2008 and had been the Management Board Speaker of DAB bank AG since 2011. Effective July 31, 2012, Markus Gunter will resign from the Management Board, on the best terms of mutual agreement, in order to pursue new professional challenges in the future. Furthermore, Dr. Josef Zellner, previously the manager in charge of the B2B Division for business customers, will be appointed to the Management Board of DAB bank AG, effective August 1, 2012.
"In the name of the Supervisory Board, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Markus Gunter for his highly successful work on the Management Board of DAB bank. By means of the bank´s program for the future, "DAB one," he positioned DAB bank as the best bank for investors, traders and asset managers and laid the groundwork for further successes as one of the leading direct banks in Germany. We wish him all the best, both in his career and in his private life," said Dr. Theodor Weimer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DAB bank AG. "We are pleased to have someone like Ernst Huber, who is intimately familiar with the DAB bank Group and with the business of direct banking, as our new Management Board Speaker. He will continue on the successful course we have taken and further extend the market position of DAB bank in Germany, with the support of Dr. Josef Zellner, who will continue to manage the B2B Division directly, also as a member of the Management Board, and so continue to make a crucial contribution to the success of DAB bank."
In their meetings of today´s date, the Management Board and Supervisory Board of DAB bank AG agreed to pursue the goal of legally merging direktanlage.at AG into DAB bank AG, at the start of 2013. The merger will simplify the corporate governance structures of the two companies.
Effective July 31, 2012, Ernst Huber will resign from his post as Chairman of the Management Board of direktanlage.at AG. In the time remaining before the merger of the two companies, Paul Reitinger, who had previously been the Director of the Brokerage Services Department at direktanlage.at AG, will be elevated to the Management Board, where he will manage the business of the Austrian market leader in the online brokerage sector, in cooperation with Jürgen Kühnel, who is also on the Management Board. Effective August 1, 2012, Ernst Huber will be appointed to the Supervisory Board of direktanlage.at AG, where he will take the place of Alessandro Foti, who will resign from the Supervisory Board effective July 31, 2012.
From the time when it was founded in 1995, Ernst Huber has built direktanlage.at AG into Austria´s leading online broker. As the Management Board Speaker of DAB bank AG, he will be responsible for the business with individual investors (B2C Division), Products & Services, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, as well as Corporate Communications and the Group´s business in Austria. Within the Management Board, Dr. Josef Zellner will be directly responsible for business customers (B2B Division). Management Board member Dr. Niklas Dieterich will still be responsible, as before, for Finance & Controlling, Operations and IT, as well as the departments of Risk Controlling & Compliance, Internal Audit and Investor Relations.
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