Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today published the offer document for the voluntary public takeover offer from Deutsche Bank AG for all of the shares of Deutsche Postbank AG, as announced on 12 September 2010. The offer price amounts to EUR 25.00 per Postbank share. This price corresponds to the three-month average share price determined to be valid by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) for the reference date 11 September 2010.
According to the provisions of the offer document, shareholders of Postbank may accept Deutsche Bank’s offer for their shares during the period from 7 October up to and including 4 November 2010. To accept the offer, shareholders must submit a written declaration to their respective depositary bank. Postbank shareholders will receive the documents required for this from each of their depositary banks over the next few days.
Through this takeover offer, Deutsche Bank aims to consolidate Postbank already this year. Deutsche Bank currently holds 29.95 percent of the shares of Deutsche Postbank AG.
Starting immediately, the offer document in German is available to be downloaded from the Internet at http://www.deutsche-bank.de/ and in the form of a non-binding English translation at http://www.db.com/. It can also be obtained from Deutsche Bank, Junghofstraße 5-9, 60311 Frankfurt am Main.
This IR release is neither an offer to purchase or sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell, shares of Deutsche Postbank AG. This IR release also does not constitute a prospectus.
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