Deutsche Bank undertakes further issuance of Additional Tier 1 capital
Today’s announced transaction is the second step towards reaching the overall targeted volume of approximately EUR 5 billion of CRD 4 compliant Additional Tier 1 capital which the Bank plans to issue by the end of 2015. It follows the successful issuance of Additional Tier 1 Notes with a value of EUR 3.5 billion in May 2014.
The securities will be subject to a write-down provision if Deutsche Bank’s Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio (under the phase-in rules) falls below 5.125% and be subject to other loss absorption features pursuant to the applicable capital rules. The denominations of the securities will be USD 200,000. Deutsche Bank will act as sole bookrunner for the placement of the AT1 Notes.
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