Deutsche Bank reported income before income taxes of € 1.9 billion for the third quarter 2005, up 87% versus the third quarter 2004. This includes restructuring expenses of € 156 million and a gain of € 337 million on the sale of shares in DaimlerChrysler AG. For the first nine months, income before income taxes rose 36% to € 5.1 billion. Net income rose 46% to € 1.0 billion in the third quarter and 34% to € 3.0 billion in the first nine months. Pre-tax return on average active equity was 29% for the third quarter and 28% for the first nine months. Before restructuring expenses and the gain from the sale of DaimlerChrysler AG shares, pre-tax return on average active equity was 26% for the quarter and 28% for the first nine months. Diluted earnings per share rose 48% to € 1.89 in the third quarter and 44% to € 5.95 for the first nine months.