Deutsche Bank CEO wanted pay cut: paper


FRANKFURT — Deutsche Bank co-chief executive Anshu Jain requested a pay cut of almost 2 million euro (US$2.60 million) to draw level with the 2012 compensation package of fellow top executive Juergen Fitschen, a German newspaper reported. Jain, who until June last year was head of investment banking at Deutsche, asked the supervisory board at the beginning of this year not to be paid parts of his bonus for 2012, Sunday paper Welt am Sonntag cited sources close to the board as saying. In an excerpt of the article made available to Reuters on Saturday, the paper said Jain did so of his own volition and that he made a point of getting equal pay with his co-CEO.

Deutsche bank declined to comment. Deutsche Bank said on Friday Jain and Fitschen would get 4.8 million euros each for 2012, docking pay after the bank was forced to restate its earnings due to additional legal provisions.