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Frankfurt, September 17, 2009

Parties conclude discussions on sale of parts of ABN Amro business unit Netherlands

Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB), ABN and Fortis announced on July 2, 2008, that they had signed an agreement by which Deutsche Bank would acquire from ABN AMRO parts of its commercial banking activities in the Netherlands. Deutsche Bank was asked to renegotiate the terms of the transaction. Deutsche Bank regrets that these negotiations have been terminated without a completion of the acquisition. The Bank will continue to pursue growth opportunities for its Global Transaction Banking business (GTB) and remains committed to sustaining its leading position in the Dutch financial services market.

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 strategic initiatives, 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 24 March 2009 under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of this document are readily available upon request or can be downloaded from

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