Information about the auditor

On June 09, 2021, the Annual General Meeting of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (“DWS KGaA”) appointed KPMG Aktiengesellschaft Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (“KPMG”), with its registered office in Berlin, as the auditor of the annual financial statements and as the auditor of the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year 2021 as proposed by the Supervisory Board based on the recommendation of its Audit and Risk Committee.

KPMG was also appointed to perform the limited review of the condensed financial statements and the interim management report as of June 30, 2022 (§ 115 (5), § 117 No. 2 Securities Trading Act) and any other interim financial reports (§ 115 (7) Securities Trading Act) prepared prior to the Annual General Meeting in 2022.

Audit firms from the KPMG Group also audit the majority of the subsidiaries included in the consolidated financial statements as well as the non-financial statement in the combined management report and the dependent company report required by law.

KPMG has been acting as auditor for DWS KGaA since the audit of the 2016 annual financial statements.

The responsible lead audit partner for the fiscal year 2021 is Mr Markus Fox. He succeeds Mr Ulrich Kuppler who has been the responsible lead audit partner between 2016 and 2020.

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