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The Board of Managing Directors

Dr. Thorsten Reitmeyer Dr. Thorsten Reitmeyer, born 1969, has been CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of comdirect bank AG since 1 December 2010. As CEO, he is responsible for Business Development, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Sales as well as Product Management & Treasury.
Dr. Christian Diekmann Dr. Christian Diekmann, born 1965, has been CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of comdirect bank AG since 1 May 2009. In addition to Finance, Controlling & Risk Management, he is responsible for Internal Audit, Legal Services / Compliance, Institutional Business and the B2B activities of ebase (European Bank for Fund Services).
Carsten Strauß Carsten Strauß, born 1967, has been member of the Board of Managing Directors responsible for Human Resources of comdirect bank AG since 4 March 2008. As COO (Chief Operating Officer), he is responsible for Customer Services, Human Resources & Organisation, Process Management and IT as well as Investment Advice and Building Finance.

Dr. Thorsten Reitmeyer “Our track record has been impressive in 2011 and not just because of our record result. Numerous awards confirm that our products and services precisely meet the requirements that our customers place on a modern bank. We are very proud of this. It is crucial that we continue to focus consistently on transparency and simplicity: we intend to make financial transactions as simple and convenient as possible for our customers. This is why we have enhanced our website to provide an even clearer overview with readily comprehensible information. And an additional information portal supplements our newly launched CFD trading, through which we intend to further expand our leadership in securities trading as Germany’s performance broker.”

Dr. Christian Diekmann “2011 was a particularly turbulent year in the financial markets. However, this did not keep our customers, who are traditionally very keen investors, away from the stock markets. On the contrary, some days the volumes we recorded were three times higher than usual – and as a result we achieved significantly higher net commission income for the financial year as a whole as well. Our B2B subsidiary, ebase, also performed well: more and more customers here are relying on the individually tailored custody account and fund solutions. All together, these developments have enabled the comdirect group to report another record result – and once again offer our shareholders an above-average dividend yield.”

Carsten Strauß “Innovation and excellent service are already our strengths. We invest a great deal in personnel development to make sure that this remains the case in future as well. Moreover, we are always on the look-out for qualified employees who would like to help us shape the banking experience of the future. Consequently, we also work in cooperation with leading universities and universities of applied science for instance. This way, we ensure that we will continue to bring fresh ideas to the market. The best example of this is our online live advice service for building finance. This allows our customers to follow the process live on their PC and watch as their adviser optimises the financing structure and see how this can result in changes to the interest rate or redemption payments. There is great demand for this practical advisory approach.”