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Closing completed – Commerzbank acquires majority stake in Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft

| Press Release

— Commerzbank expands sustainable asset management and market position in real asset investments

— Cooperation accelerates growth of sustainability business, while Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft continues as a largely independent entity

— Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft to become a leading asset manager for sustainable investment strategies in Europe

Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, 04 June 2024 – Commerzbank AG acquires 74.9% of Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft. Both companies had announced this decision in January 2024. After the relevant German and European authorities have meanwhile granted the necessary approvals, the closing has now been successfully completed. The cooperation seeks to boost growth for both Commerzbank and Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft.

With the transaction, Commerzbank accelerates its growth in the sustainability business. The Hamburg-based asset manager Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft manages sustainable real asset portfolios with a focus on renewable energy for more than 300 mainly institutional clients.

By utilising Commerzbank’s strong brand and global distribution network, Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft will be able to extend its access to private and corporate clients as well as a large number of institutional clients. The cooperation is intended at developing Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft into a leading asset manager for sustainable investment strategies in Europe.