The Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) resolved today, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to execute a capital increase, which is intended to raise gross proceeds of approximately EUR 2.8 billion. The purpose of the capital increase is to strengthen the equity capitalisation of the bank.
It is intended to issue up to 90 million new shares from authorised capital excluding pre-emptive rights. The new shares will have full dividend entitlement for the fiscal year 2012. They will be placed with institutional investors by way of an accelerated book build offering. There will be no public offering. Deutsche Bank AG is acting as sole bookrunner for the offering.
Additionally Deutsche Bank intends to strengthen its total capital structure via the potential issuance of additional subordinated capital instruments of up to EUR 2 billion over the next twelve months.
The securities of Deutsche Bank AG mentioned in this release have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an exemption from registration requirements.