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Deutsche Bank rallies in premarket on overhaul plan

Deutsche Bank AG was looking to reach the highest level since May 2 on the opening bell on Monday following the special meeting of its supervisory board. Germany's largest lender opted for radical changes in management and decided to separate €74 billion in noncore assets as measured by risk to a so-called bad bank, or €288 billion in total.

The planned exit from equity sales and trading comes with downsizing affecting 18,000 employees out of 74,000 which is targeted to be completed by 2022. The efforts are aimed at slashing costs by €6 billion per annum against €7.4 billion needed for the overhaul, of which €3 billion in the quarter through June. Dividends are suspended by the end of next year. The Royal Bank of Canada raised the price target to €8 per share from €7.5 but left the assessment at underperform.

The ailing financial giant led by chief executive Christian Sewing climbed as much as 5.3% to €7.55 per share. As of the last close, it was down 26.49% year over year compared to the advance of 0.58% in the benchmark DAX index. Deutsche Bank hit a record low at €5.801 per share on June 3.

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