Mr. Kim, Bongsoo appointed Chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange

Mr. Kim, Bongsoo appointed Chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange

04/01/10

Mr. Kim, Bongsoo has been appointed as the Chairman & CEO of Korea Exchange for a three-year term, effective 30 December 2009. As the first CEO coming from the private sector, Mr. Kim held various positions in the securities industry prior to joining the KRX. His career in the industry began at the Ssangyong Securities Company in 1976.

In 2000, Mr. Kim co-founded Kiwoom Securities Company, which is the first online-based securities company in Korea. He assumed the position of CEO & President in March 2001 (2001 – 2009) and successfully headed Kiwoom to take top place in terms of equity brokerage. He also served as Non-Standing Director at Korea Financial Investment Association (2005 – 2009) and Non-Standing Auditor at KOSDAQ Listed Companies Association (2007 – 2009). In 2009, Mr. Kim was appointed as Vice Chairman at Kiwoom Securities Company.