Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

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Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
PredecessorHypo Real Estate
Unterschleißheim, Bayern, Munich
Germany Edit this on Wikidata

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG is a German bank that specialises in real estate and public sector financing.[1] As of 2016, it is a constituent of the MDAX trading index of German mid-cap companies.[2] It is based in Unterschleißheim in Bayern, a suburb of Munich. Pfandbriefe is a German term for bonds issued in property financing.

PBB was a part of Hypo Real Estate (HRE), which was nationalised by the German government during the 2008 financial crisis. It was spun off in 2015 under EU rules on state aid to banks.[3] It was rated by Moody's up to June 2015.[4]

In May 2018, the German state – through HRE – placed around 22 million shares in PBB with institutional investors for 12.95 euros apiece in an accelerated bookbuilding; the sale raised around 287 million euros ($339.7 million) and slashed its stake in PBB to 3.5 percent from 20 percent.[5] German public sector trust RAG Foundation bought a 4.5 percent stake.[6]


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "MDAX Constituents". Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Deutsche Börse. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ Gould, Jonathan. "Deutsche Pfandbriefbank eyes flotation". Reuters. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Moody's withdraws ratings on Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG". Global Credit Research. Moody's. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  5. ^ Maria Sheahan (May 16, 2018), German state sells most of its stake in Pfandbriefbank Reuters.
  6. ^ Maria Sheahan and Matthias Inverardi (May 18, 2018), Germany's RAG Foundation takes stake in property lender Pfandbriefbank Reuters.

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