February 2, 2009

Deutsche Securities Inc. appoints Takushi Abe as Senior Advisor to its corporate and investment banking businesses

Deutsche Securities Inc. (DSI) today announced it has appointed Takushi Abe as a Senior Advisor to its corporate and investment banking businesses as of January 5, 2009. Mr. Abe will play a broad role in enhancing the further development of DSI’s senior relationships with Japan’s financial institutions across the Global Banking and Global Markets divisions.

Mr. Abe began his career at Nomura Securities Ltd. in 1981, gathering a broad range of experience through equities, fixed income sales, investment banking and capital markets roles among others, before being appointed General Manager and Head of the Relationship Management Group in 2002. Through his roles on both the primary and secondary sides of the business, Mr. Abe built an extensive range of senior client relationships which he continued to enhance following his move to Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. in 2004, where he was responsible for strengthening ties with institutional clients as Managing Director and Head of Sales in Japan.

Commenting on Mr. Abe’s appointment, David Shrenzel, Head of Global Banking Japan at DSI, said, “It is a great pleasure to welcome Mr. Abe as a Senior Advisor to our corporate and investment banking businesses in Japan. He brings significant experience and senior relationships with financial institutions that will enhance the business opportunities ahead for our Global Banking and Global Markets divisions here, broadening our ability to offer strategic advisory, financing and portfolio management solutions to serve our clients across the product spectrum.”

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Securities Inc.

Aston Bridgman                               
(81 3) 5156 7709
Communications, Region Japan

About Deutsche Bank Group

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 81,308 employees in 75 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 (as of September 2008).

In Japan, Deutsche Bank Group is engaged primarily in investment banking for corporate and institutional clients, corporate banking and asset management. The Group employs about 1,382 people (as of December 2008).