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WFE Focus January 2012
Corporate news

Bucharest Stock Exchange elects new President
The Bucharest Stock Exchange has elected its new Board of Governors President, Lucian Anghel. The CEO is Alin Barbu.

CEE Stock Exchange Group has new management board team
The exchange holding company, CEE Stock Exchange Group (CEESEG), which consists of the exchanges of Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna, will be managed as of 1 March 2012 jointly by Michael Buhl, Wiener Börse CEO, and Petr Koblic, Chairman of the Board of the Prague Stock Exchange.

EBRD and Russian Direct Investment Fund buy stake in MICEX-RTS Exchange
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Russian Direct Investment Fund have agreed to acquire 6.29% and 1.25% stakes respectively in MICEX-RTS Stock Exchange. The investment is part of a long term strategy to promote the development of local capital markets in Russia and broaden the regional and international appeal of the exchange.

TMX Group acquires shareholder data provider
TMX Group has acquired substantially all of the assets of ir2020, a US-based online shareholder data and targeting solution provider. The ir2020 product will continue to be distributed in the US and will also be integrated into TMX Group’s suite of products available to Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange issuers. The product offers a unique and powerful institutional ownership interface, giving investor relations professionals a deeper insight into their shareholder base, thereby enhancing relationship management with existing and potential investors.

Wiener Börse’s Supervisory Board elects Birgit Kuras
The Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse has elected Birgit Kuras as new member of the Management Board of the Exchange. Birgit Kuras and Michael Buhl will jointly run the business of Wiener Börse starting as of 1 March 2012.


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