Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today announced in the form of a compulsory notification pursuant to the German Securities Trading Act that on 10 November 2008 the holdings of its own shares fell below the threshold of 3 per cent and is now 2.9 per cent.
This development is attributable to the sale of treasury shares.
Stefan Krause, Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Bank AG, said:”With this initiative we continue to pursue our stated strategy of further strengthening our capital base, and the objective of sustaining a BIS Tier 1 ratio of over 10% in volatile and uncertain markets.”
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