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Jul. 31, 2013 1:31 AM ET
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Deutsche Bank AG

Company Overview

Deutsche Bank Ag is a German-based global investment bank and financial services company. It offers a variety of investment, financial and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities and institutional clients around the world. The company is divided into three divisions: Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), Private clients and Asset Management (PCAM) and Corporate Investments (CI).

The company is headquartered in the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt, Germany. It has more than 100,000 people in over 70 countries and also has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the emerging markets. It has offices in major financial centers which include London, New York City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Moscow, Sydney, Toronto, Istanbul, Madrid, Dublin, Amsterdam, Mumbai, and Sao Paulo and among others.


The Bank was founded in Berlin in 1870 as a specialist bank of foreign trade. The bank's statue was adopted on 22 January 1870, and on 10 March 1870 the Prussian government granted it a banking license. The object of the company is to transact banking business of all kinds, in particular to promote and facilitate trade relations between Germany, other European countries and overseas markets.

The two founders were G. Siemens whose father's cousin had founded siemens and Halske, and L. Bamberger. Previous to the founding of Deutsche bank, German importers and exporters were dependent, upon English and French banking institutions in the world markets-a serious handicap in that German bills were almost unknown in international commerce, generally disliked and subject to a higher rate of discount than English of French bills.


The Deutsche Bank believes that being a successful economy and internationally competitive generates value for their shareholders and clients and society at a large level. They apply high environmental and social standard to their business to support a sustainable future. They know the duty to their stakeholders to be a reliable partner with the highest integrity and ethics. The company is not only engaged in sustainability efforts particular to their business.

They invested 82.7 million euro in social projects as one of the most active global corporate citizens of 2012. The company's aim is to create social capital growth initiatives which will help to resolve structural inefficiencies and to foster social equality. The company is also aware of potentially conflicting expectations and interests of shareholders, clients, employees and the general public. So they have to evaluate the impact of their business and consequently balance financial returns with social acceptance and benefits for their stakeholders.

As of December 31, 2010 the bank operated in 74 countries out of 3,083 branches worldwide, of which 68% were in Germany. In 2010 the company acquired commercial bank business in Holland from ABN AMRO Bank N.V. In November 210, it acquired 51.98% interest in Deutsche Postbank AG. In February 2011, it sold its 9% stake in RTS OAO. Effective March 4, 2013 the company acquired a 4.561% interest in JC Penney Co Inc.

The company has a current market capitalization of 36.59 Billion, EPS is 0.51, P/E ratio is 70.22 and the dividend yield is 2.09% at the annual dividend payout of 0.75.

The Bottom Line

Today Deutsche Bank is one of the world's largest investment banks and also consider as beste Aktiendividenden in Deutschland, which investors should focus. Their international reach provides their workforce with unprecedented opportunities to develop the employees' careers and achieve their ambitions.

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