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January 19, 2009

Martin Blessing new Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank

At its meeting today the Supervisory Board of Dresdner Bank appointed Martin Blessing, the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank, with immediate effect as the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank. Furthermore and also as of today, Markus Beumer and Achim Kassow, both members of Commerzbank’s Board of Managing Directors, were appointed members of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank. Markus Beumer will be responsible for the corporate client activities of Dresdner Bank – as he is at Commerzbank – whilst similarly Achim Kassow will head the private client unit.

Martin Blessing, Markus Beumer and Achim Kassow will continue to be members of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank and retain their current functions. Their mandates on the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank will end with the merger of Dresdner Bank with Commerzbank, which is to take place in spring 2009.

Herbert Walter, to date the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank, and Andreas Georgi today left the Board of Managing Directors of Dresdner Bank. Andree Moschner and Friedrich Wöbking will leave the board upon the spin-off of Allianz Banking from Dresdner Bank. Klaus Rosenfeld will leave the Board of Managing Directors with the approval of the 2008 annual financial statements, at the latest as of March 31, 2009.

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