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Deutsche Bank Awarded Best Fund Administrator at Hedge Funds World Middle East Conference

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deutsche Bank Awarded Best Fund Administrator at Hedge Funds World Middle East Conference12:33 EDT Tuesday, April 24, 2012 NEW YORK & LONDON (Business Wire) -- Deutsche Bank today announced its Alternative Fund Services business received the ‘Best Fund Administrator' award at the Hedge Funds World Middle East conference as part of its Middle East Awards 2012 Ceremony. The Hedge Funds World Middle East Awards highlight institutions that have demonstrated an unparalleled ability and continually set standards of excellence in the industry. The Best Fund Administrator category, which recognizes administrators and custodians, was judged on diversification of products and services, approach to back office services as well as responsive and professional customer service. F. Jim Della Sala, Global Head of Trust and Agency Services, Deutsche Bank, said, “We are pleased to have won the Best Fund Administrator award from Hedge Funds World. This accolade demonstrates and endorses the strength of our hedge fund administration offering as well as confirms Deutsche Bank as a leading provider of these services.” Mike Hughes, Head of Alternative Fund Services in EMEA and Asia, Deutsche Bank added, “Over the last year the Alternative Fund Services team has rebuilt its operating model and implemented new technology, which has been recognized in the market as best in class. This complements the depth of our product capabilities as well as our client-centric service approach.” Deutsche Bank's Alternative Fund Services delivers a full range of administrative and banking services to hedge funds, fund of funds and other alternative investment vehicles - including private equity funds, infrastructure funds, property and real estate funds, discretionary and private funds, and insurance-linked funds - from start-up through growth to maturity. Services include fund administration, transfer agency services, trustee services, securities custody, cash management and specialist corporate services in a number of tax-neutral locations. About Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 100,000 employees in 72 countries, Deutsche Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for its clients, shareholders, people and the communities in which it operates. www.db.com Trust & Securities Services Deutsche Bank's Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets. Additional details are available on www.adr.db.com or www.tss.db.com. This communication has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank Group. Products or services described in this communication are provided by Deutsche Bank AG or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local legislation and regulation. Copyright © 2012 Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AGPress & Media RelationsJohn GallagherPhone: +1 212 250 4516E-Mail: john-t.gallagher@db.com