Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) completed the capital increase from authorized capital against cash contributions, which it had announced on 12 September 2010. In total, 308.6 million new registered no par value shares (common shares) were issued. 99.31 percent of the subscription rights were exercised by the owners of the subscription rights, and thus 306.51 million new shares were issued at a subscription price of EUR 33.00 per share. The remaining 2.13 million new shares that were not subscribed on the basis of the subscription offer will be sold on the stock exchange.
The share capital (common shares) of Deutsche Bank AG has thus increased by EUR 790.1 million, from EUR 1,589.4 million to EUR 2,379.5 million, and the gross issue proceeds amounted to EUR 10.2 billion.
Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank, said: “The successful capital increase is an impressive demonstration of the trust in Deutsche Bank’s prospects for the future. We thank our shareholders for this and promise to do everything we can to fulfil the expectations placed in us.”
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