FRANKFURT, April 29 Deutsche Bank
will employ "organic" options first before considering other
ways to strengthen its regulatory capital ratios, the company's
Chief Financial Officer Stefan Krause said on Tuesday.
"Organic first - that's what we owe our shareholders,"
Krause said in a conference call with analysts, adding, "We
don't rule out any other options." [ID: nL6N0NL117]
So-called organic options to strengthen capital include
Worries about the capital cushion and weak profits have led
to repeated speculation that Deutsche Bank would need to raise
equity capital before long.
Separately, Krause said that the bank would not cut back its
risk weighted assets significantly in 2014. "We don't anticipate
a substantial reduction for the year," he said.
(Reporting by Thomas Atkins and Arno Schuetze; Editing by