PRESS RELEASES 2008

Q4

DZ BANK publishes first Sustainability Report: responsibility born out of tradition

“Taking responsibility together“ is the title of DZ BANK’s first Sustainability Report. In its anniversary year, DZ BANK reports in detail on its corporate responsibility activities for the first time.

DZ BANK investment indicator: sentiment among private investors improving considerably

Every second investor is expecting higher prices / Evaluation of further development of share prices is as good as it has been this year / Nevertheless investors prefer secure cash deposits

Unico initiative to restore the European interbank funding market

The Unico Banking Group – representing eight banks with a joint market share of 21% percent in the European retail banking market – takes initiative to reinstate the European interbank funding market.

Q3

Important step towards strengthening the cooperative financial services network

The management boards of DZ BANK and WGZ BANK have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The supervisory boards of the two banks discussed the MoU at their respective meetings today.

DZ BANK Group makes headway in the first half of 2008 – Business model proving its viability in the financial markets crisis

The DZ BANK Group expects its profit before tax for the full 2008 financial year to exceed previous year’s level provided conditions in the financial markets do not deteriorate further.

From Richard Avedon to Andy Warhol - Masterpieces from the DZ BANK Art Collection in Städel Museum

DZ BANKs commitment to art focuses on innovative currents, and the structure of the collection, which has been building on for over 15 years now, follows trends that are trailblazing in art.

DZ BANK’s Supervisory Board elects Rolf Hildner as its new Chairman

DZ BANK AG’s Supervisory Board elected the previous Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Rolf Hildner, as its new Chairman. Hildner replaces Christopher Pleister, who resigned on 15 July 2008.

Q2

DZ BANK and WGZ BANK resume exploratory talks

DZ BANK and WGZ BANK have agreed to resume talks on a merger between the two cooperative central banks as well as on strategic and structural developments with regard to the local cooperative banks.

Survey: German private investors look optimistically into the future

Higher security awareness as a consequence of the financial crisis / Security and confidence are the most important factors when investing money / Demand for certificates exemplifies growing need for security

Survey: private investors expect a further rise in petrol, energy and food prices

More than three quarters of those surveyed called for a reduction in petroleum tax / Investors no longer see commodity investments as niche products

Four of the world’s best show jumpers are starting as of today as Team DZ BANK

The four German world-class show jumpers Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Ludger Beerbaum, Marco Kutscher and Markus Beerbaum have formed the Team DZ BANK as of today.

Q1

Survey of private investors: Tax aspects play a subordinate role in investment decisions-safety and return take pride of place

German investors tend to pay more attention to the safety and return of the investment product - and to whether it is simple and easy to understand.

125 years DZ BANK - "achieving more together"

DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank is the fruit of a long and intense concentration process among Germany’s cooperative central institutions. The bank’s roots go back to 1883.

Large Selection of Important Works from the DZ BANK Art Collection Is Joining the Holdings of the Städel Museum

The Städel Museum is receiving more than two hundred high-quality works from the renowned DZ BANK collection of contemporary photography, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

The DZ BANK Art Collection of artistic contemporary photography

From the beginning, the Art Collection followed the concept of exploring the medium of photography in contemporary art as being of equal status to other art forms and to document that importance.

Speech Wolfgang Kirsch

Link to Download the speech of Wolfgang Kirsch, Chief Executive Officer of DZ BANK AG, at the Results Press Conference in Frankfurt am Main, 28th February 2008

DZ BANK Group Financial Press Conference 2008

Link to Download a detailed presentation about the Financial Press Conference of the DZ BANK Group in Frankfurt am Main, 28th February 2008

The DZ BANK Group - preliminary figures for 2007

Profit before tax of a good EUR 1 billion / The Group performs well in a challenging competitive environment / The strengths of the cooperative financial services network pay off

DZ BANK strengthens small and medium-sized enterprises

DZ BANK strengthens small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany with development funds in the amount of EUR 150m from the European Investment Bank.