Frankfurt am Main / New York, September 23, 2010

Deutsche Bank appointed as Depositary Bank for American Depositary Receipt Program of Daimler AG


Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Daimler AG.

Daimler AG is a leading global automotive company. With its divisions of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the largest producers of premium cars and largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles globally. Daimler Financial Services provides its customers with a full range of automotive financial services including financing, leasing, insurance and fleet management.*

The sponsored Level I ADR program will trade over-the-counter (OTC).

Bodo Uebber, CFO of Daimler AG, stated: “We are pleased to offer the sponsored ADR program as a service to U.S. investors. ADRs are a proven instrument for American investors and provide them with another excellent alternative to take part in our company.” 

Werner Steinmueller, Head of Global Transaction Banking (GTB) and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank said, “We are delighted to be acting as depositary bank on this landmark ADR transaction and we very much look forward to working with Daimler AG to provide their ADR investors with the highest level of service.”

Deutsche Bank acts as depositary for more than 800 American and Global Depositary Receipt programs globally.


For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank AG
Press & Media Relations    

Scott Helfman    
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e-mail: scott.helfman@db.com  

Christian Streckert
Phone: +49 69 910 38079
e-mail: christian.streckert@db.com


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Trust & Securities Services

Deutsche Bank’s Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, Nasdaq, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers fund and hedge fund administration and, through a fully integrated network of specialist offices worldwide, provides domestic custody services in more than 30 securities markets. Additional details are available on www.adr.db.com
This announcement appears as a matter of record only. This announcement has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG London.

*Source: Daimler AG (September 2010)

The Depositary Receipts have been registered pursuant to the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act"). The investment or investment service which is the subject of this notice is not available to retail clients as defined by the UK Financial Services Authority. This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG London. The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank) or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local registration and regulation. Deutsche Bank is providing the attached notice strictly for information purposes and makes no claims or statement, nor does it warrant or in any way represent, as to the accuracy or completeness of the details contained herein or therein. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer or solicitation by Deutsche Bank or any other issuer or entity for the purchase or sale of any securities nor does it constitute a solicitation to any person in any jurisdiction where solicitation would be unlawful. No part of this notice may be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of Deutsche Bank. Past results are not an indication of future performance. Copyright© September 2010 Deutsche Bank AG. All rights reserved.




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