Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking (GTB) division today announced the appointment of Don Linford as a Director and Regional Head of Direct Securities Services (DSS) for Latin America. Don Linford, who will be based in São Paulo, will start on March 19. Linford has joined the Bank with more than 25 years of global business experience in Latin America. Previously, he served as the Product Head for International Security Services for Latin America with Itaú Unibanco. Prior to that, he held the positions of Regional Network Executive for Americas and Global Manager of Business Intelligence and Strategic Planning at JP Morgan Chase, based in the United States. Linford also worked for Mellon Trust and BankBoston in Massachusetts, US. Thibaud de Maintenant, Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Direct Securities Services, Global Transaction Banking, said, “We are pleased to welcome Don to lead our Direct Securities Services team in Latin America. Deutsche Bank is a global leader in DSS and we are committed to building an even stronger franchise in Latin America.” Bernardo Parnes, Deutsche Bank’s CEO for Latin America, said, “We remain dedicated to providing the resources and products that our Latin American clients demand and are delighted that they will have the opportunity to leverage Don’s extensive range of expertise in this region.” About Deutsche Bank Trust & Securities Services Deutsche Bank’s Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets.