Deutsche Post in Sale of Minority Stake in Postbank to Deutsche Bank

February 26, 2009

Cleary Gottlieb represented Deutsche Postbank in Deutsche Post’s sale of a 29.75% minority stake in Postbank to Deutsche Bank.

Deutsche Bank, which has 14 million clients in private and business banking (of whom 9.7 million are in Germany), and Postbank, which has 14.5 million clients in Germany, have also agreed to cooperate in several areas including the distribution of home finance and investment products.

With 14.2 million active domestic customers, approximately 21,000 employees and total assets of €229 billion, Deutsche Postbank is one of Germany’s major financial services providers.

Cleary Gottlieb has previously represented the Deutsche Postbank in several important transactions such as in its IPO in 2004, and its takeover of BHW Holding AG in 2005.