As a result of the amendment to Section 37 of the German Corporate Income Tax Law, Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) will accelerate recognition of Corporate Tax Credits, or Koerperschaftsteuerguthaben, existing from prior years. This claim is in respect of tax credits receivable in ten equal instalments between 2008 and 2017. The present value of these credits, of approximately €350 million, will be recognised as a one-time tax benefit in the fourth quarter 2006 results of Deutsche Bank Group. This booking will positively impact net income and lower the effective tax rate in the quarter.
The recognition of these tax credits in the fourth quarter 2006 does not represent any incremental tax benefit over and above tax benefits which already existed prior to the amendment of Section 37. In accordance with accounting rules applicable to Deutsche Bank, the amendment requires these benefits to be recognised currently.
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By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could therefore cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include: the conditions in the financial markets in Germany, in Europe, in the United States and elsewhere from which we derive a substantial portion of our trading revenues; potential defaults of borrowers or trading counterparties; the implementation of our Business Realignment Program; the reliability of our risk management policies, procedures and methods; and other risks referenced in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors are described in detail in our SEC Form 20-F of 23 March 2006 in the section "Risk Factors." Copies of this document are readily available upon request or can be downloaded from www.deutsche-bank.com/ir.