February 13, 2007

Danske Bank and Deutsche Bank to co-operate on cash management

Danske Bank and Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today announced a collaboration enabling Danske Bank to provide its corporate customers with improved pan-European cash management services by leveraging Deutsche Bank’s franchise.

This initiative will further strengthen Danske Bank's leading position in the northern European cash management market by offering an integrated cash management solution across the major markets of continental Europe. Danske Bank’s corporate clients stand to benefit from a wider scope of cash management services embedded in Danske Bank's strong relationship management banking framework and fully integrated with its current cash management product suite. The structure is provided through Danske Bank as the client's single point of contact with integrated access to Deutsche Bank’s account services, domestic and international payment and collection capabilities, liquidity management and electronic banking solutions.

Jan Staal Rasmussen, Head of Group Cash Management at Danske Bank, said: “This cooperation further strengthens Danske Bank’s position as a provider of cash management services by improving access to many major European markets not covered by our own branch network. By leveraging Deutsche Bank’s capabilities and expertise for our own cash management offering, we can provide our clients with integrated cross-border services required by many corporations today.”

As part of Deutsche Bank’s global wholesale solutions offering, this transaction represents another collaboration of its kind in Europe where a financial institution chooses key components from a leading provider's comprehensive cash management suite as an effective alternative to building or enhancing proprietary products and services to serve its corporate clients. Furthermore, it reflects Deutsche Bank’s role in driving the ongoing consolidation process in the European cash management market.

Werner Steinmueller, Head of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, said: “In a rapidly changing environment where time-to-market is key, this collaboration enables Danske Bank to leverage Deutsche Bank's strong corporate and institutional franchise in Europe and creates a multilaterally beneficial situation: Danske Bank's corporate clients gain access to a robust cash management platform across continental Europe. And we expect to boost transaction volume, allowing us to further improve the profitability of our cash management franchise – a pre-condition for maintaining a firm foothold in a business with a considerable cost base and ever-growing regulatory requirements.”


For further information, please contact:

Danske Bank
Jan Staal Rasmussen
Tel. +45 43 39 11 47

Deutsche Bank
Armin Niedermeier
Tel. +49 69 910-33402


About Danske Bank

Danske Bank is a leading player in the northern European financial markets. In Danske Bank's principal markets of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the bank serves a significant number of corporate, public and institutional customers as well as a large number of international corporate clients. Danske Bank also has branches in London, Hamburg and Warsaw.


About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With Euro 1,128 billion in assets and 68,849 employees in 73 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.


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