Frankfurt am Main/ Istanbul, April 13, 2005

Deutsche Bank to become sole owner of Bender Securities


Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 60% of Bender Menkul Degerler Anonim Sirketi ("Bender Securities") it does not already own. The stake will be acquired from current and past management team members.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2005 subject to regulatory approval. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

Established in 1994, Bender Securities is a leading mid-size brokerage house based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is active in Turkish equity and fixed income research, trading and equity issuance. Additionally, Bender Securities has a significant international institutional client base.

Deutsche Bank initially acquired a 40% equity stake in Bender Securities from its senior man-agement in July 2000. Since then, Deutsche Bank and Bender Securities have co-operated closely in the Turkish market. In particular, Deutsche Bank and Bender Securities have worked together on a number of initial public offerings and secondary offerings, block trades and derivative transactions for companies based in Turkey. In 2004, Deutsche Bank and Bender Securi-ties successfully executed six equity capital markets transactions on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

Bender Securities will continue to operate under its own name and retain existing management after completion of the acquisition.

Commenting on the transaction, Kay Haigh, Head of CEEMA (Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) within the Global Markets division of Deutsche Bank, said: "Alongside our recently obtained commercial banking license in Turkey, the acquisition of Bender Securities reflects our increasing commitment to a market in which we see significant growth prospects."

Kaya Didman, Chairman of Bender Securities, said: "Over the past few years, our close rela-tionship with Deutsche Bank has been mutually beneficial and highly successful in terms of cultural fit. We are convinced that the full integration of our execution capabilities, top ranking re-search and local market expertise with Deutsche Bank's product skills, global reach and local platform will create a winning combination, providing unparalleled services to clients in the Turkish market."

 


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