Deutsche Börse AG has announced that Hypo Real Estate Holding AG, Munich, will be included in the DAX 30 index on December 19th 2005.
Georg Funke, Chairman of the Management Board of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG, commented: "Membership of an index, either the DAX or another index, has never been the driving force behind our actions. Nevertheless I am pleased about the inclusion in the DAX. The employees have achieved a lot in the approx. two-and-a-half years since our formation: Restructuring and establishment of a successful business model in Germany, successful expansion of our international activities and the establishment of an effective, forward-looking group structure. For us, index membership is an incentive and obligation to consistently continue the course which we have already set. The Hypo Real Estate Group is making good progress towards becoming the leading international specialist real estate financier."
Source: Hypo Real Estate