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Deutsche Börse and Bank Sarasin launch sustainability indices

Joint press release from Deutsche Börse and Bank Sarasin: DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Indices track companies in Germany and Switzerland

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Frankfurt am Main / Zurich (euro adhoc) - Deutsche Börse and Bank Sarasin launch sustainability indices DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Indices track companies in Germany and Switzerland

Deutsche Börse has launched two new indices in cooperation with Bank Sarasin: DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Germany Index tracks the performance of companies with sustainable performance registered in Germany, while DAXglobal Sarasin Sustainability Switzerland Index tracks Swiss companies with sustainable performance. The index for Germany currently comprises 34 companies; the Swiss index 27.

The German index comprises the 100 largest companies based on free-float market capitalization, while the Swiss index is based on the 50 largest companies in terms of market capitalization. Shares will only be considered if they have generated an average daily trading volume of at least 1 million euros or Swiss francs in the last six months.

In a second step, these companies will be examined for their sustainability, and valuated by Bank Sarasin. The Sarasin Sustainability matrix, which combines an industry rating and a company rating, will serve as the basis. The industry rating assesses industry-specific ecological and social effects on sustainable development. It not only considers the direct impacts of production of products and services, but also all indirect influences from producing commodities through preliminary products down to consumption. The company rating evaluates a company´s ecological and social performance compared to other companies in the same industry, based on sector-specific risks and challenges.

Only those shares which meet the sustainability criteria qualify for inclusion. The composition of the index will be annually reviewed in July with shares equally weighted on a quarterly basis. Both indices are calculated in euros; the index for Switzerland is also calculated in Swiss francs. To maintain neutrality, Deutsche Börse AG is not included in the German index.

"In expanding our DAXglobal family, we have, for the first time, integrated the well-known Sarasin sustainability research into strictly rule-based and transparent indices, giving investors opportunities to invest in sustainable companies," said Dr. Hartmut Graf, Head of Issuer Data and Analytics at Deutsche Börse. "The strict criteria Bank Sarasin uses for its analyses, and its vast experience in sustainable investments make Sarasin - as one of the global pioneers and market leaders - an ideal partner."

About Deutsche Börse: Deutsche Börse ranks among the world´s key index providers. Market Data & Analytics calculates and publishes more than 2,100 indices in total. Market Data & Analytics also compiles, distributes, and markets independent capital market information, such as price data, trading statistics, and back office information for banks and financial institutions.

About Bank Sarasin & Cie AG - Responsibly yours - www.sarasin.ch Founded in 1841, Bank Sarasin is one of the leading private banks in Switzerland. Its sustained success is based on confidence, discretion, competence and commitment. Its core business consists of investment advice and asset management for private and institutional clients, along with fund business. Investment foundations, corporate finance and financial analysis complement the range of services. The Sarasin Group - headquartered in Basel (Switzerland) - has more than 1,100 employees. In addition to the headquarters in Basel, the bank has subsidiaries in Zurich, Geneva and Lugano. At an international level, the Sarasin Group is represented by subsidiaries in Dubai, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris and Singapore. Bank Sarasin is a stock corporation and its shares are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX. International rating agencies awarded its majority shareholder Rabobank a triple-A rating, which represents the highest possible level of creditworthiness. Measured in terms of core capital, Rabobank belongs to the world´s 20 largest financial institutions.

DAX® and DAXglobal® are registered trademarks of Deutsche Börse AG. Sarasin Sustainability-Matrix® is a registered trademark of Bank Sarasin & Cie AG.

Media contact:

Deutsche Börse: Walter Allwicher/Leticia Adam    Tel.: +49 69 21 11 15
00 Bank Sarasin:    Benedikt Gratzl                          Tel.: +41 61 277
70 88

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Further inquiry note:
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