March 5, 2017

Deutsche Bank intends to raise capital, plans additional measures and announces new financial targets

 

Deutsche Bank AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase/Strategic Company Decision

05-March-2017 / 16:32 CET/CEST
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Frankfurt am Main, 5 March 2017 - Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE:
DB) intends to increase its capital from the issuance of new shares with
subscription rights for existing shareholders with proceeds expected to be
around EUR 8 billion. Additionally, the Bank plans to take a number of
additional measures and is announcing new financial targets.

Strengthening capital

Deutsche Bank expects to issue up to 687.5 million new shares with
subscription rights to existing shareholders and with the same dividend
rights as all other outstanding shares. The volume of around EUR 8
billion in proceeds is underwritten by a syndicate of banks including
Credit Suisse, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, HSBC,
Morgan Stanley, and UniCredit. Deutsche Bank will act as global
coordinator and joint bookrunner.

Subject to approval by the BaFin, a securities prospectus is expected to be
published on March 20 2017. The subscription period of the rights is
expected to run through April 6 2017.

Upon completion of the proposed capital raise, the Bank's fully loaded
December 31 2016 pro forma CET1 ratio would be 14,1%, and its pro forma
leverage ratio 4,1% (Footnote 1).

Additional measures

The Bank plans a series of additional actions and sets new financial
targets that replace the existing targets originally announced in October
2015. These additional measures are intended to strengthen the Bank's
status as a leading European bank with a global reach supported by its
strong home base in Germany. The Bank intends to continue serving the
needs of its clients across transaction banking, corporate finance, capital
markets, asset management, wealth management and retail banking.

The planned measures include:
— Retention of Postbank and over time integration with the Bank's existing
German private and commercial banking and wealth management businesses
— Reconfiguration of the existing Global Markets, Corporate Finance and
Transaction Banking businesses into a single division, Corporate &
Investment Bank (CIB), a corporate client led investment bank
— Disposal and run off of an identified pool of legacy assets within Global
Markets (approximately EUR 20 billion of Risk Weighted Assets (RWA)
excluding operational risk and EUR 60 billion of leverage exposure), that
is currently estimated to represent a negative impact on the new CIB's
current post-tax return on tangible equity (RoTE) of approximately 200
basis points per annum
— The legacy assets pool will be managed separately and is targeted to be
reduced to approximately EUR 12 billion of RWA excluding operational risk
and EUR 31 billion of CRD4 leverage exposure by 2020; the reduction will be
accelerated whenever economically feasible
— Sale of a minority stake in Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) via
an initial public offering (IPO) over the next 24 months
— Dispose of businesses with identified RWA of approximately EUR 10 billion
(excluding related operational risk) and approximately EUR 30 billion in
leverage exposure, with a majority of the disposals expected to be
completed in the next 18 months
— The business disposals and the proposed minority IPO in Deutsche AM are
expected to create up to EUR 2 billion of additional capital accretion
— Severance and restructuring costs resulting from the planned measures are
estimated to be approximately EUR 2 billion over the period 2017-2021 with
approximately 70% to be incurred over the next two years; all other
spending related to these measures will be included in Adjusted Costs
(Footnote 2)

New financial targets

— 2018 Adjusted Costs of approximately EUR 22 billion and a further
reduction to approximately EUR 21 billion by 2021, both include Postbank's
Adjusted Costs
— Post-tax RoTE of approximately 10% in a normalized operating environment
— Targeting a competitive dividend payout ratio for fiscal year 2018 and
thereafter
— Fully loaded CET1 ratio to be comfortably above 13%
— Leverage ratio of 4.5%

Additionally, the Management Board has approved payment of the AT1 interest
coupons coming due in 2017 and intends to propose at the Annual General
Meeting in May 2017 to pay a dividend of EUR 0.19 per share, including the
shares to be issued in the announced capital raise. The dividend to be paid
out of Deutsche Bank AG's distributable profit for 2016 contains a
component reflecting the distributable profit carried forward from 2015 of
approximately EUR 165 million, and EUR 0.11 per share out of the
distributable profit for 2016. The aggregate amount of these proposed
dividends is approximately EUR 400 million. Additionally, the Bank would
expect to recommend at least the payment of a minimum dividend of EUR 0.11
per share for 2017.

Current trading

Deutsche Bank has made a positive start in the first two trading months of
2017 (Footnote 3).
* Global Markets has performed strongly against a weaker comparable period
in 2016 with Debt Sales & Trading revenues up over 30% while Equities Sales
& Trading was flat year on year.
* Corporate Finance year to date performance was strong with revenues up
over 15% year on year reflecting positive momentum in primary markets that
drove significant increases in debt and equity issuance.
* Global Transaction Banking saw resilience in its client franchise, but
single digit lower revenue performance in a macro environment that remains
challenging and from the consequences of intentional reductions in client
perimeter during 2016.
* In Private Wealth & Commercial Clients (PW&CC), revenues were flat versus
the comparable period in 2016 as the impact of low interest rates was
mainly offset by positive developments in investment products supported by
asset and deposit inflows.
* In Postbank, operating performance was flat, but reported revenues were
slightly down given the absence of one-off gains in the prior year and
weaker hedging results.
* Deutsche Asset Management had a modest improvement in revenues as well as
the reversal of negative asset flows seen in 2016.

Footnotes:

(1) Assumes capital raise of EUR 7.9 billion net of transaction costs and
including associated impacts on reported 2016 CET1 capital of EUR 42.7
billion, RWA of EUR 358 billion and leverage exposure of EUR 1,348 billion.
Capital accretion (through a combination of RWA reduction and capital
contribution) from Deutsche AM minority IPO and proposed disposals not
included in pro-forma capital levels.

(2) Adjusted Costs defined as total noninterest expense under IFRS,
excluding costs related to restructuring & severance, litigation,
impairment of goodwill and other intangibles.

(3) Commentary on performance based on end-Feb 2017 financials compared to
end-Feb 2016 financials and excluding material disposals in 2016 (Abbey
Life, PCS, Hua Xia) and Funding Valuation Adjustment (FVA), Debt Valuation
Adjustment (DVA), Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA).

An analyst event will take place tomorrow, March 6, at 14:00 GMT in London
to detail these actions and updated targets.


Contact:
Monika Schaller
Global Head External Communications
Phone: +49 69 910 48098
e-mail: monika.schaller@db.com

 

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Taunusanlage 12
60325 Frankfurt am Main
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