Deutsche Avoids Dodd-Frank Rule -continued

German Bank Restructures U.S. Unit to Avoid New Capital Requirements; Regulators Don't Object.
March 22, 2012--Deutsche Bank AG changed the legal structure of its huge U.S. subsidiary to shield it from new regulations that would have required the German bank to pump new capital into the U.S. arm.
The bank on Feb. 1 reorganized its U.S. subsidiary, known as Taunus Corp., so that it is no longer classified as a "bank-holding company," according to disclosures by the bank and on the U.S. Federal Reserve's website. Deutsche Bank is at least the second large European bank to make such a change, following in the footsteps of the U.K.'s Barclays PLC.

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Source: Wall Street Journal

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