The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements, which include Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiaries, are stated in euros. They are presented in accordance with the requirements of IAS 34, “Interim Financial Reporting”, and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) and endorsed by the European Union (“EU”). The Group’s application of IFRS results in no differences between IFRS as issued by the IASB and IFRS as endorsed by the EU.

Deutsche Bank’s condensed consolidated interim financial statements are unaudited and include supplementary disclosures on segment information, income statement and balance sheet and other financial information. They should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of Deutsche Bank for 2008, for which the same accounting policies have been applied, except for changes due to the adoption of the amendments to IFRIC 9, “Reassessment of Embedded Derivatives”, and IAS 39, “Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement”, entitled “Embedded Derivatives”, the “Improvements to IFRS 2008”, and the amendments to IAS 32, “Financial Instruments: Presentation”, and IAS 1, “Presentation of Financial Statements”, entitled “Puttable Financial Instruments and Obligations Arising on Liquidation”. The adoption of these amendments did not have a material impact on Deutsche Bank’s interim financial statements, as mentioned in the section
"Impact of Changes in Accounting Principles"..

In January 2008, the IASB issued amendments to IAS 34, effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2009. In accordance with the amended IAS 34, the condensed consolidated interim financial statements include a statement of changes in equity as a separate component rather than providing the information as part of the explanatory notes.

The preparation of financial statements under IFRS requires management to make estimates and assumptions for certain categories of assets and liabilities. Areas where this is required include the fair value of certain financial assets and liabilities, the allowance for credit losses, the impairment of assets other than loans, including goodwill and other intangibles, and the recognition and measurement of deferred tax assets, provisions for uncertain income tax positions, legal and regulatory contingencies, the reserves for insurance and investment contracts, reserves for pensions and similar obligations. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the balance sheet date, and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from management’s estimates and the results reported should not be regarded as necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the entire year.

The Group applies estimates in determining the allowance for loan losses in its homogeneous loan portfolio which use statistical models based on historical experience. On a regular basis the Group performs procedures to align input parameters and modeling assumptions with historically evidenced loss levels which led to lower provisions for credit losses of € 90 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2009 and € 30 million for the three-month period then-ended.

In the second quarter 2009 retrospective adjustments were made in the income statement to present premiums paid for financial guarantees as expenses instead of offsetting them against revenues because they are not directly related to a revenue generating activity. The adjustment did not have an impact on net income but resulted in an increase of both noninterest income and noninterest expenses.

in € m.

Three months ended
Mar 31, 2009

Twelve months ended
Dec 31, 2008

Nine
months ended
Sep 30, 2008

Six
months ended
Jun 30, 2008

Three months ended
Mar 31, 2008

Twelve months ended
Dec 31, 2007

Other income
(as reported)

(393)

568

573

445

218

1,286

Adjustment

36

131

95

60

27

91

Other income
(as adjusted)

(357)

699

668

505

245

1,377

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses (as reported)

1,950

8,216

5,903

3,760

1,948

7,954

Adjustment

36

131

95

60

27

91

General and administrative expenses (as adjusted)

1,986

8,347

5,998

3,820

1,975

8,045