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March 28, 2016

Deutsche Asset Management named Best ETF Issuer by ETF.com

Deutsche X-trackers DBEF fund awarded Best ETF of the Year

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) is pleased to announce that it was named “Best ETF Issuer in 2015” just four years after beginning the platform’s build-out in the annual ETF.com Awards. The award is given to the issuer that has done the most to improve investor outcomes through product introductions, product performance, fund management, asset gathering, investor support and innovation throughout last year.1  In addition, Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF (DBEF) was awarded “Best ETF of the Year” for its currency-hedging and developed-market equities opportunities.2  The winners were selected by the ETF.com Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts.

“We are honored to have received two such flagship awards from ETF.com,” said Fiona Bassett, Head of Passive in the Americas. “We look forward to building on this success and continuing to deliver industry-leading and value-add ETF products to our clients and the marketplace.”

In 2015, Deutsche AM’s Passive business in the Americas experienced exponential growth, with assets under management (AUM) increasing by 400%, which solidified its position as the fastest-growing ETF issuer on a percentage basis for 2015 in the US.3  Launched in 2006, Deutsche AM’s global exchange traded products (ETP) platform has grown to become a top 5 ETF provider4  and a top 3 new asset gatherer globally5  in 2015.

With USD 12.5 billion in AUM at the end of 2015, DBEF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance of the MSCI EAFE US Dollar Hedged Index, which is designed to provide exposure to equity securities in developed international stock markets, while at the same time mitigating exposure to fluctuations between the value of the US dollar and selected non-US currencies.

To find out more about the ETPs available in the US, visit: www.deutsche-etfs.com

For further information, please call:

Deutsche Bank AG
Press & Media Relations
Oksana Poltavets
Phone: +1 (212) 250-0072
E-Mail: oksana.poltavets@db.com

[1] Source: ETF.com
[2] Source: ETF.com
[3] Source: ETF.com
[4] Source: Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg Finance LP, FactSet as of 10/5/15. Includes US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. All rankings based on AuM
[5] Source: Morningstar, Deutsche Asset Management as of 12/31/15

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