Thomas Mirow takes over chairmanship of the HSH Nordbank Supervisory Board

Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Losse-Müller appointed to Supervisory Board

Hamburg/Kiel, February 28, 2013 - As previously announced, at today’s Annual General Meeting the shareholders of HSH Nordbank appointed Dr. Thomas Mirow to its Supervisory Board.

At the subsequent extraordinary meeting Dr. Mirow was elected Chairman of this body. He replaces Hilmar Kopper, who had announced in December of last year that he intended to resign from this office on 28 February 2013 at the latest.

Furthermore, Thomas Losse-Müller, Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Finance, was appointed to the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting. The appointment of Mr. Losse-Müller to the Supervisory Board became possible because Detlev Bremkamp left the Board at his own request effective the end of today’s Annual General Meeting.

The information contained in this press release does not constitute an offer for the sale of any type of Hamburg Commercial Bank AG securities. Securities of Hamburg Commercial Bank AG may not be sold in the United States without registration pursuant to US securities legislation, unless such a sale takes place on the basis of relevant exceptional provisions.

This press information can contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our beliefs and assumptions, on information currently available to us which we consider reliable. Forward-looking statements include all statements which are not historical facts, including information concerning future growth prospects and future economic developments.

Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions relating to future events and are subject to uncertainties, risks and other factors, a large number we cannot influence. Thus actual events can differ considerably from the forward-looking statements made. We make no warranty for the correctness or completeness of these statements or the actual occurrence of the statements made. Furthermore, we assume no obligation for updating the forward-looking statements after this information has been published.