August 25, 2008

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem & Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Ceremony Kicks Off the Sixth Annual Deutsche Bank Championship

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh rang The Opening BellSM at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this morning to kick-off the Deutsche Bank Championship, which starts today at the Tournament Players Club Boston in Norton, Mass.

The Deutsche Bank Championship, which features a $7 million purse and a $1.26 million winner’s check is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and has become a New England Labor Day tradition. The Championship is the second of four PGA Tour Playoff events and will feature the best golfers in the world, including defending champion Phil Mickelson, Trevor Immelman, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh and the rest of the top 120 golfers on the PGA TOUR.

“The Deutsche Bank Championship has become a New England sports tradition, and there’s no better place to kick it off than Wall Street, Deutsche Bank’s home in the Americas,” said Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas.

Practice rounds for the Deutsche Bank Championship begin today and Wednesday, Aug. 27, with a pro-am competition on Thursday, Aug. 28. The four-day Championship begins Friday, Aug. 29, and continues through Labor Day, Monday, September 1. The first two rounds of the Championship will be covered on Golf Channel, and the final two rounds will be televised on NBC Sports.  Tickets are available via the Championship website at or by calling 877-TIX-4DBC. For up-to-the-minute journal entries, videos, audio recordings and photos from the Deutsche Bank Championship, go to

For further information, please call:

Ted Meyer                       
+1 212-250-7253

Scott Helfman                       
+1 212-250-5602

Media Relations, Deutsche Bank


Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212-617-3420).  The Opening BellSM (starting at 9:25 a.m.) and The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feeds are available via the following outlets: Ascent loop #1630 and by request via The Switch.

Media outlets interested in receiving footage of the Deutsche Bank Championship can access it via the following Galaxy satellite coordinates:

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G17 K12A from 15:30 to 16:30

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank <NYSE: DB> 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 80,253 employees in 75 countries, Deutsche Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., member NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, is the investment banking and securities arm of Deutsche Bank AG in the United States.

About The PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world.

In 2008, the three Tours are competing in approximately 108 events for approximately $355 million in prize money. Tournaments are being held in nine countries outside the U.S. and in 37 states. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR’s web site address is and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.