Part of the Consolidated Financial Statements as of 31 December 2009; audited by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.

[24] Assets Held for Sale


As of December 31, 2009, the Group classified several disposal groups (comprising nineteen subsidiaries), three investments in associates, a loan and several real estate assets allocated to the Corporate Division Corporate Banking & Securities (CB&S) as held for sale. The Group reported these items in other assets and other liabilities and valued them at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell resulting in an impairment loss of € 10 million relating to the disposal groups which was recorded in other income in CB&S. The disposal groups, the three investments in associates and the loan related to a series of renewable energy development projects. The real estate assets included commercial and residential property in North America owned through foreclosure. These items are expected to be sold in 2010.

As of December 31, 2008, the Group classified several real estate assets as held for sale. The Group reported these items in other assets and valued them at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, which did not lead to an impairment loss in 2008. The real estate assets included commercial and residential property in Germany and North America owned by CB&S through foreclosure. The real estate assets in Germany and most of the items in North America were sold in 2009.

As of December 31, 2007, the Group classified three disposal groups (two subsidiaries and a consolidated fund) and several non-current assets as held for sale. The Group reported these items in other assets and other liabilities, and valued them at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, resulting in an impairment loss of € 2 million in 2007, which was recorded in income before income taxes of the Group Division Corporate Investments (CI).

The three disposal groups included two in the Corporate Division Asset and Wealth Management (AWM). One was an Italian life insurance company for which a disposal contract was signed in December 2007 and which was sold in the first half of 2008, and a second related to a real estate fund in North America, which ceased to be classified as held for sale as of December 31, 2008. The expenses which were not to be recognized during the held for sale period, were recognized at the date of reclassification. This resulted in an increase of other expenses of € 13 million in AWM in 2008. This amount included expenses of € 3 million which related to 2007. Due to the market conditions the timing of the ultimate disposal of this investment was uncertain. The last disposal group, a subsidiary in CI, was classified as held for sale at year-end 2006 but, due to circumstances arising in 2007 that were previously considered unlikely, was not sold in 2007. In 2008, the Group changed its plans to sell the subsidiary because the envisaged sales transaction did not materialize due to the lack of interest of the designated buyer. In the light of the weak market environment there were no sales activities regarding this subsidiary. The reclassification did not lead to any impact on revenues and expenses.

Non-current assets classified as held for sale as of December 31, 2007 included two alternative investments of AWM in North America, several office buildings in CI and in the Corporate Division Private & Business Clients (PBC), and other real estate assets in North America, obtained by CB&S through foreclosure. While the office buildings in CI and PBC and most of the real estate in CB&S were sold during 2008, the ownership structure of the two alternative investments Maher Terminals LLC and Maher Terminals of Canada Corp. was restructured and the Group consolidated these investments commencing June 30, 2008. Due to the market conditions the timing of the ultimate disposal of these investments was uncertain. As a result, the assets and liabilities were no longer classified as held for sale at the end of the third quarter 2008. The revenues and expenses which were not to be recognized during the held for sale period were recognized at the date of reclassification. This resulted in a negative impact on other income of € 62 million and an increase of other expenses of € 38 million in AWM in 2008. These amounts included a charge to revenues of € 20 million and expenses of € 21 million which related to 2007.

The following are the principal components of assets and liabilities which the Group classified as held for sale for the years ended December 31, 2009, and 2008, respectively.



in € m.

Dec 31, 2009

Dec 31, 2008

Investments in associates

18

Property and equipment

21

1

Other assets

53

131

Total assets classified as held for sale

92

132

 

 

 

Long-term debt

21

Other liabilities

2

Total liabilities classified as held for sale

23

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