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tick-TS Executive Board member Gerd Goetz with new Executive Board colleague:

Matthias Hocke steps down; Carsten Schölzki moves up


The designated member of the Executive Board Carsten Schölzki (ad hoc announcement of June 12, 2019) will join the Executive Board of tick-TS AG as of January 1, 2020; co-founder and current Executive Board member Matthias Hocke will leave the company by best mutual agreement as of December 31, 2019.


In 2002, Matthias Hocke founded tick-TS AG together with the now deceased software visionary Oliver Wagner as well as with sino AG and Mr. Ingo Hillen. At that time, the aim was to make sino AG | High End Brokerage, which was also founded by Matthias Hocke together with Ingo Hillen, independent of software houses. It is still a major customer today. In the meantime, tick-TS has developed into a provider of an internationally renowned trading platform, among other things, and is a partner of banks, brokers, asset managers and asset managers with sales revenues of over six million euros. Matthias Hocke will leave the company on December 31, 2019, on the best of terms and will stand for election to the Supervisory Board at the tick-TS Annual General Meeting on April 3, 2020. For this purpose, the existing Supervisory Board of three members is to be expanded by one additional member.


By resolution of the current Supervisory Board, the highly experienced manager and team developer from the FinTech environment Carsten Schölzki (Paypal, figo, among others) will move up to the Executive Board in place of Mr. Hocke - earlier than initially planned on January 1, 2020. He has very quickly found a high level of acceptance among customers and colleagues of tick-TS AG due to his technical and social skills.


tick-TS Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Simon Alexander Zeidler comments: »We would all like to thank Matthias Hocke once again most sincerely for his personal commitment and the extraordinary performance with which he led the company after the death of sole director Oliver Wagner and successfully guided it through its most difficult phase. We hope that we will not have to do without him completely in the future and wish him all the best for his future activities. It was clear to us from the outset that we had found an inspiring manager in Carsten Schölzki. How dynamically he has taken off with the projects and teams has finally convinced us that it is most advantageous for customers, companies and shareholders to complete the change of management board in the short term. I look to the new year with optimism and wish everyone involved every success!«


Board member Gerd Goetz explains: »Despite the brisk pace set by the tick-TS train, Carsten Schölzki has stepped in so skillfully that we have the good feeling he has been on board for a long time. I'm looking forward to our continued collaboration and am convinced that it will be a successful partnership.«


Matthias Hocke: »I am delighted to be able to hand over my Executive Board mandate to such good hands. This makes it a little easier for me to say goodbye and I will be happy to be there at any time if I can contribute something to the success of the company, whose brilliant development I have always accompanied with great enthusiasm. I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this possible and wish you continued success in the future.«


About tick Trading Software AG


When tick Trading Software AG was founded in 2002, Oliver Wagner †, Matthias Hocke, Ingo Hillen and sino AG set themselves the goal of developing one of the most professional and advanced trading platforms. With the TradeBase MX platform, tick-TS AG now successfully makes this available to its customers worldwide. For several years now, in addition to the TBMX platform, direct connections to national and international marketplaces and brokers, the company's own hosting and housing infrastructure, and an e-Trading Compliance Monitor (ECM) for compliance with ESMA regulations have completed the company's portfolio.


Press contact:


Gerd Goetz (CEO)


tick Trading Software AG

Berliner Allee 59

40212 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 (0)211 781767-0
Fax: +49 (0)211 781767-29 


tick Trading Software AG is listed on the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange - ISIN DE000A0LA304.


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