Commerzbank issues 176,553,636 new shares

Commerzbank issues 176,553,636 new shares


Commerzbank AG / Key word(s): Corporate Action/Transaction in Own

28.06.2012 / 08:48



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.

Press contact: 
Simon Steiner            +49 69 136 46646
Simone Fuchs       +49 69 136 44910

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.


This press release does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the
solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities to any person
in Australia, Canada, Japan, or the United States of America or in any
jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
The securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United
States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the 'Securities Act') or another exemption from, or in a
transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities
Act. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may
not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the
account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia,
Canada or Japan. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft does not intend to register
any portion of the offering in the United States or conduct a public
offering of securities in the United States The offer and sale of the
securities referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under
the Securities Act or under the applicable securities laws of Australia,
Canada or Japan.

This press release and any other documents or materials relating to the
transaction is not being made and such documents and/or materials have not
been approved by an authorised person for the purposes of section 21 of the
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, such documents and/or
materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the
general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents
and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to those
persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment
professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the 'Financial Promotion
Order')) or persons who are within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion
Order or any other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under
the Financial Promotion Order.
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current
expectations and assumptions by the management of Commerzbank
Aktiengesellschaft. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may result in the
profit situation, profitability, performance or the profit of Commerzbank
Aktiengesellschaft deviating substantially from the profit situation,
profitability, performance or the profit expressly or implicitly assumed or
described in these forward-looking statements. In view of these risks,
uncertainties and other factors, the recipient of  this press release
should not inappropriately rely on these forward-looking statements.
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft assumes no obligation to update such
forward-looking statements or to make them conform to future events and

Commerzbank AG
Group Communications
Tel.: +49 69 136 - 22830

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Company:     Commerzbank AG                                             
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WKN:         803200                                                     
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