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June 28, 2012

Commerzbank issues 176,553,636 new shares


The Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank with the approval of the Supervisory Board as planned today set the definitive number of new shares to be issued to increase the share capital against contribution in kind at 176,553,636 shares. This comes from the capital increase in kind announced yesterday to fulfil non-pay-scale employees' individual variable remuneration entitlements for 2011 in the form of Commerzbank AG shares.

Just under 90% of those non-pay-scale employees entitled to take part opted to have their variable remuneration paid out in shares. This means that claims with a total nominal value of EUR 213.8 million will be contributed in kind by employees of the Commerzbank Group from variable remuneration for the 2011 financial year. 128,335,357 of the newly issued shares will be placed as part of a coordinated sales transaction by Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank AG as joint bookrunners. As announced, the new shares are expected to be included in stock exchange trading for the first time on July 2, 2012.

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About Commerzbank

Commerzbank is a leading bank for private and corporate customers in Germany. With the segments Private Customers, Mittelstandsbank, Corporates & Markets, Central & Eastern Europe as well as Asset Based Finance, the Bank offers its customers an attractive product portfolio, and is a strong partner for the export-oriented SME sector in Germany and worldwide. With a future total of some 1,200 branches, Commerzbank has one of the densest networks of branches among German private banks. It has around 60 sites in 52 countries and serves almost 15 million private clients as well as 1 million business and corporate clients worldwide. In 2011, it posted gross revenues of almost EUR 10 billion with 58,160 employees.



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