Deutsche Boerse Names Theodor Weimer as New CEO

By Pietro Lombardi Features Dow Jones Newswires

German stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1.XE) said on Thursday it has appointed Theodor Weimer as its new chief executive, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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Mr. Weimer, 57, is currently CEO at HypoVereinsbank-UniCredit Bank AG, part of UniCredit Spa (UCG.MI). His appointment is for three years, Deutsche Boerse said.

The appointment comes after Carsten Kengeter said he would step down as CEO after an insider-trading investigation related to Deutsche Boerse's aborted multibillion-dollar merger with London Stock Exchange Group PLC (LSE.LN).

Mr. Kengeter's resignation comes into effect Dec. 31.

Write to Pietro Lombardi at pietro.lombardi@dowjones.com

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November 16, 2017 11:08 ET (16:08 GMT)