March 17, 2009

Deutsche Bank reinforces its Group Executive Committee

In addition to the Management Board appointments announced separately today Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE, NYSE: DB) is also reinforcing the bank’s Group Executive Committee (GEC).

With effect from 1 April 2009,

  • Werner Steinmüller, Head of Global Transaction Banking, and
  • Seth Waugh, Regional CEO Americas

will be appointed as new members of the GEC. A further appointment will be announced in due course.

Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board and of the GEC of Deutsche Bank said: “These appointments reflect the bank’s globalization and the growth of the Global Transaction Banking Division. They also demonstrate the great significance that the GEC will continue to have in the future management of the bank and underline the unchanged importance of the business divisions not directly represented on the Management Board. We will continue to reinforce and invest in all of our core businesses – Global Markets, Global Banking including Global Transaction Banking, Private & Business Clients, Private Wealth Management and Asset Management – without exception."

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