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Deutsche Bank posts 68 percent net profit rise in first quarter

FRANKFURT, April 26 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank on Friday posted a net profit of 201 million euros ($223.79 million) in the first quarter, up 68 percent from a year ago.

On Thursday, the bank announced in an early earnings release that it expected net profit of about 200 million euros, beating analysts' expectations of 29 million.

($1 = 0.8981 euros) (Reporting by Tom Sims Editing by Tassilo Hummel)