July 31, 2007

Deutsche Bank adds David Platt to Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. today announced that David Platt has joined the firm’s Global Banking Division as a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in the Americas. In his new role, Platt will be responsible for driving M&A activity for middle market corporates and financial sponsors.

Platt joins Deutsche Bank from Bank of America where he was most recently a Managing Director in the M&A Group responsible for originating and executing M&A assignments across multiple industry sectors. Prior to Bank of America, he was a Director in the M&A Group at Citigroup. He has also worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Fidelity Investments.

"We view middle market M&A as one of our strategic growth areas and we recognize that success in the middle market requires focus and dedicated senior bankers," said Jean Manas, Head of M&A, Americas. "David is an experienced M&A banker who has developed an excellent reputation in this market. We are delighted that he has joined us to spearhead this effort."

David graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

For further information, please call:

Scott Helfman 212-250-5602
John Gallagher 212-250-4516
Media Relations, Deutsche Bank

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