Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

3,000 - 16,300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 August 2002
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2002
Foreseen end date
1 December 2005


A first plan of 7800 jobs was announced earlier in 2002. A second announcement occurred in September 2002: 3,000 job losses (1,200 at the Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein). On December 6 2002, a new announcement was made: 800 dismissals out of the 2,400 active in the business banking branch. In May 2003, management was discussing a collective worktime reduction to avoid further job suppressions. In August 2003, management announced its intention to suppress 4,700 more jobs during the following two years. In April 2004, since the beginning of the ‘Neue Dresdner’ plan, some 11,000 jobs had already been shed. Since the announcement of August 2003, 1,200 jobs have been lost, 3,500 remain to be shed, but the possibilities offered by early retirement and similar measures have been used. Now, the company will resort to direct dismissals.


  • 27 April 2004: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 13 May 2003: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 2 August 2002: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 25 October 2002: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2002), Dresdner Bank, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 59812, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/59812.