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The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) announces after its meeting today that Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck (62) will be leaving Deutsche Bank's Management Board. His activity on the Management Board will end at the close of the bank's Annual General Meeting on 24 May 2007.
Dr. von Heydebreck's responsibilities will be re-allocated to other members of the bank's Management Board. Mr. Hermann-Josef Lamberti will take charge of Human Resources including the duties of Deutsche Bank’s Labour Director. Dr. Josef Ackermann will additionally take over Corporate Social Responsibility, encompassing the bank’s cultural and social activities worldwide. Dr. Hugo Bänziger will take charge of Legal and Compliance. Mr. Anthony di Iorio will be responsible for Audit.
The Supervisory Board thanks Dr. von Heydebreck for his many years of successful commitment to Deutsche Bank. In his 32 years with the company, since 1994 as Member of the Management Board, he has played an important role in shaping the bank’s development into an internationally successful financial services provider.
Dr. von Heydebreck will continue to serve Deutsche Bank in a consultative function.
At the Management Board's proposal, the Supervisory Board today resolved - subject to the establishment of the Annual Financial Statements – to propose to the Annual General Meeting on 24 May 2007 that a dividend of EUR 4.00 per share be paid for the 2006 financial year. This is an increase of 60 per cent compared with the previous year, when a dividend of EUR 2.50 per share was paid.
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