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Deutsche Bank Appointed Depositary Bank for Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Source: Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 26, 2017-- Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the non-capital raising sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt program of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (OTC:MKKGY) is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, developing technologies in the areas of biopharmaceutical therapies for cancer and multiple sclerosis, scientific research and production systems, and liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany employed around 50,000 employees and generated sales of approximately €15.0 billion in 66 countries.*

“We are pleased to have been appointed as depositary bank for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s Sponsored Level I ADR program, an important addition to our client portfolio of DAX 30 companies,” said Brian Studdert, Global Head of Depositary Receipts at Deutsche Bank. “Leveraging Deutsche Bank’s range of ADR services, we look forward to working with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to help grow the ADR program and diversify the shareholder base.”

In addition to specializing in administering cross-border equity structures such as American and Global Depositary Receipts, Deutsche Bank provides corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and supranational agencies around the world with trustee, agency, escrow and related services. The Bank offers a very broad range of services for diverse products, from complex securitizations and project finance to syndicated loans, debt exchanges and restructurings.

* This information provided by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (July 2017)

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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 Conduct Authority. This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York. The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust CompanyAmericas (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 © July 2017 Deutsche Bank AG. All rights reserved.

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