Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) announces its intention to issue securities that qualify as Additional Tier 1 (AT1) capital. The issuance is expected to be of benchmark size with a minimum of USD 1 billion. This was decided by the Management Board with the approval of the Chairman’s Committee of the Supervisory Board.
The transaction represents a further step in managing Deutsche Bank’s regulatory capital requirements by preserving a level of AT1 instruments of 1.5% or more of risk-weighted assets on a fully-loaded basis. In addition, it supports progress towards the 4.5% fully loaded leverage ratio target for 2020.
The securities will be subject to a write-down provision if Deutsche Bank’s Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio falls below 5.125% and be subject to other loss-absorption features pursuant to the applicable capital rules.
The decision to issue these securities is based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting in 2018. The denominations of the securities will be USD 200,000. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will act as sole bookrunner for the placement.
The securities are registered in the United States.
For further information please contact:
Deutsche Bank AG
Phone: +49 69 910 38079
Phone: +49 69 910 41864
+49 800 910-8000
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking, and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
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Such factors are described in detail in our SEC Form 20-F of 22 March 2019 under the heading “Risk Factors.” Copies of this document are readily available upon request or can be downloaded from www.db.com/ir.
For readers in the US
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For readers in the EEA and in the United Kingdom
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For readers in Canada
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