Robin Das appointed Deputy Head of Shipping

Hamburg/Kiel, January 19, 2009 - HSH Nordbank has appointed Robin Das to fill the position of Deputy Head of the Shipping unit.

“The decision in favor of Robin Das was based on his recognized expertise and performance in recent years”, commented Peter Rieck, Deputy Chairman of HSH Nordbank and responsible for the shipping business.

After completing his studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1994 Robin Das began his career as a graduate trainee at Chemical Bank in London, which in the following year merged with Chase Manhattan. The new company later merged with JP Morgan. It was there that Mr. Das ultimately worked in a managerial position for the European Shipping team, before becoming Head of Shipping at WestLB.

Born in Great Britain, Robin Das sees his new task “as a challenge that can be successfully mastered because HSH Nordbank has an experienced, recognized and strong shipping team in place”. His colleagues are ideally networked and their advice sought not only in Hamburg as one of the most important shipping cities in the world, but also on a global scale.

HSH Nordbank is currently in the process of preparing a strategic realignment. The international shipping business will remain one of the Bank’s core areas of business in the new model.

Mr. Das, 36, has an English wife and often commutes between London and Hamburg for professional and personal reasons. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, appreciates fine wine and likes to read detective stories from Agatha Christie to Kurt Wallander.

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