Deutsche Bank AG and Xchanging plc. signed binding agreements regarding the sale of the 51 % shares in the joint venture Xetb established in 2004 currently held by the partner Xchanging to Deutsche Bank for a purchase price of EUR 40.5 million.
Xetb is the holding company of Xchanging Transaction Bank GmbH (XTB) that provides services in relation to the securities processing business for Deutsche Bank as well as for external clients.
The transaction is amongst others subject to approvals by the regulators and Xchanging shareholders. After closing Deutsche Bank will have full ownership and operating control over XTB.
This transaction contributes to Deutsche Bank Strategy 2015+ to improve operating efficiency and to reduce redundancies, complexity and costs. Deutsche Bank will stay committed to offer efficient and high quality securities processing services to XTB’s existing clients, including Deutsche Bank Group.
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