Deutsche Bank Joins the Open Platform for Unregistered Securities

    NEW YORK, October 9 /CNW/ - Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. recently
announced that it has finalized an agreement to operate on the Open Platform
for Unregistered Securities ("OPUS-5"), the new trading platform for equity
securities established in August 2007.

    Deutsche Bank believes the OPUS-5 system will allow greater efficiency
and transparency for both issuers and investors. The Bank's entrance into the
consortium further bolsters the adoption and applicability of the platform.

    OPUS-5 is an open trading platform that will provide trade reservation,
shareholder tracking, and transfer management for privately offered equity
securities transacted under Rule 144a of the Securities Act of 1933.

    The OPUS-5 system was established in August by a consortium of banks with
Bank of New York Mellon Corp, the developer of the platform, serving as the
independent administrator.

    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 75,140 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

For further information:

For further information: Deutsche Bank Press and Media Relations John
Gallagherm, 212-250-4516 Scott Helfman, 212-250-5602

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