Frankfurt, November 14, 2011
Josef Ackermann will no longer be available as a candidate for the Supervisory Board
The Nomination Committee proposes that Paul Achleitner be elected as Chairman of the Supervisory Board
The Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB), Dr. Josef Ackermann, notified the bank’s Supervisory Board that he will no longer be available as a candidate to transfer onto the Supervisory Board following his departure from the Management Board effective upon the completion of the General Meeting 2012.
Dr. Josef Ackermann said that the extremely challenging conditions on the international financial markets and in the political-regulatory environment demand his full attention as the Chairman of the bank’s Management Board. This does not allow enough scope for the many talks with individual shareholders necessary to implement the original plan.
With regret, the Supervisory Board notes and respects this decision.
The Nomination Committee recommends that the Supervisory Board propose Dr. Paul Achleitner, currently member of the Board of Management of Allianz S.E., for election to the Supervisory Board at the General Meeting 2012. Furthermore, the Nomination Committee recommends that Dr. Paul Achleitner be elected at the meeting of the Supervisory Board following the General Meeting as Supervisory Board Chairman. Dr. Achleitner will be available for this office, pending the formal approval of the Supervisory Board of Allianz S.E.
As previously announced, Dr. Josef Ackermann will be leaving the bank’s Management Board, which he has been the Chairman of since 2002, with effect upon the completion of the General Meeting in May 2012. The process of transition to Jürgen Fitschen and Anshu Jain will be initiated as planned at the beginning of 2012.
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