* Deutsche Bank to get new major shareholder -report
* Deutsche Bank refers to April 29 CEO comments
* Bank talks on share sale ongoing
BERLIN, May 18 Deutsche Bank plans to
raise 8 billion euros in a new capital increase and get a new
major shareholder, Germany's Handelsblatt reported on Sunday,
citing unnamed sources for the information.
Germany's biggest lender opened the door to raising equity
capital in April after posting another quarter of disappointing
Deutsche Bank declined to confirm or deny the report on
Sunday, but referred to comments made by co-chief executive
Anshu Jain on April 29. Jain said then the bank "would not rule
out any option" as it aims to strengthen its capital base amid
rising regulatory demands.
It would be the second capital raising by Deutsche Bank in
as many years. It raised almost 3 billion euros in a share sale
A proportion of shares may be assigned to a single key
investor without subscription rights, who could hold 5 to 8
percent of Deutsche Bank shares, Handelsblatt said.
Remaining shares will be issued in a placement with
subscription rights, the newspaper said.
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer, additional reporting by Kathrin
Jones; Editing by Larry King)