Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

 (unaudited)

The table below summarizes the contractual amounts of the Group’s irrevocable lending-related commitments and contingent liabilities. Contingent liabilities mainly consist of financial and performance guarantees, standby letters of credit and indemnity agreements. The contractual amount of these commitments is the maximum amount at risk for the Group if the customer fails to meet its obligations. Probable losses under these contracts are recognized as provisions.

in € m.

Jun 30, 2010

Dec 31, 2009

Irrevocable lending commitments

116,589

104,125

Contingent liabilities

67,395

52,183

Total

183,984

156,308

Commitments and contingent liabilities stated above do not represent expected future cash flows as many of these contracts will expire without being drawn. The Group may require collateral to mitigate the credit risk of commitments and contingent liabilities.

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