At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) approved and thereby established the Bank’s 2008 Annual Financial Statements. The Supervisory Board and Management Board recommend that shareholders approve payment of a dividend of EUR 0.50 per share at the Annual General Meeting on 26 May 2009.
The 2008 Annual Report will be published on 24 March 2009; the invitation to the Annual General Meeting will be issued on 27 March 2009.
This release also contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they include statements about our beliefs and expectations and the assumptions underlying them. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections as they are currently available to the management of Deutsche Bank. Forward-looking statements therefore speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.
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 management agenda, 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 26 March 2008 under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of this document are readily available upon request or can be downloaded from www.deutsche-bank.com/ir .