To the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
We have reviewed the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft and subsidiaries (Deutsche Bank Group) as of March 31, 2007, and the related consolidated statements of income, recognized income and expense and cash flows for the three month periods ended March 31, 2007 and 2006 (the interim financial information). Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of this interim financial information in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard IAS 34, “Interim Financial Reporting”.
We conducted our review in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.
Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the accompanying consolidated financial information is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the basis set out in the basis of preparation and the significant accounting policies note, which describes how the recognition and measurement requirements of have been applied, including the assumptions management has made about the policies expected to be adopted when management prepares its first annual IFRS financial statements as of December 31, 2007. International Financial Reporting Standards
Without qualifying our review conclusion, we draw attention to the basis of preparation of the consolidated interim financial information that explains why there is a possibility that the Deutsche Bank Group’s management may determine that changes to the accounting policies adopted in preparing the consolidated interim financial information are necessary when management prepares its first annual IFRS financial statements as of December 31, 2007.
KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft
Frankfurt am Main (Germany), May 7, 2007