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Deutsche Bank Appointed as Successor Depositary Bank for the Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of BASF SE

Monday, October 01, 2012

Deutsche Bank Appointed as Successor Depositary Bank for the Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of BASF SE09:56 EDT Monday, October 01, 2012 NEW YORK & FRANKFURT, Germany (Business Wire) -- Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as the successor depositary bank for the Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of BASF SE (BASF). BASF is the world's largest chemical company.* Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, functional solutions and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year.** Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank, said, “We are pleased to have been appointed depositary by BASF, one of the most prestigious global companies, and we look forward to supporting their best-in-class investor relations team in meeting its objectives." *Based on 2011 revenues**Source: BASF SE (October 2012) About Deutsche Bank 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 announcement appears as a matter of record only. This announcement has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York. The Depositary Receipts have been registered pursuant to the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act"). The investment or investment service which is the subject of this notice is not available to retail clients as defined by the UK Financial Services Authority. This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG London. The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank) or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local registration and regulation. Deutsche Bank is providing the attached notice strictly for information purposes and makes no claims or statement, nor does it warrant or in any way represent, as to the accuracy or completeness of the details contained herein or therein. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer or solicitation by Deutsche Bank or any other issuer or entity for the purchase or sale of any securities nor does it constitute a solicitation to any person in any jurisdiction where solicitation would be unlawful. No part of this notice may be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of Deutsche Bank. Past results are not an indication of future performance. Copyright© October 2012 Deutsche Bank AG. All rights reserved. Issued by press department of Deutsche Bank AG NY60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005Phone +1 212 250 7171     Internet: http://www.db.com http://www.db.com/press E-Mail: press-media-relations.americas@db.com Deutsche Bank AGPress & Media RelationsDuncan King, +1-212-250-4864duncan.king@db.com