Deutsche Bank will pay $170 million to settle an investor lawsuit claiming it conspired with other banks to manipulate the benchmark European Interbank Offered Rate and related derivatives.
It follows similar settlements with Barclays and HSBC for a respective $94 million and $45 million, which have won preliminary court approval.
Euribor is the euro-denominated equivalent of Libor, a benchmark for setting rates on hundreds of trillions of dollars of credit cards, student loans, mortgages and other debt.
Investors accused banks of conspiring to rig Euribor and fix prices of Euribor-based derivatives from June 2005 to March 2011 to profit at their expense, in violation of U.S. antitrust law.
Deutsche Bank did not admit wrongdoing and settled to avoid the cost and distraction of more litigation, court papers show.
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