Deutsche Bank said the U.S. Justice Department is seeking $14 billion to settle a probe tied to residential mortgage-backed securities, more money than it's willing to pay.

"Deutsche Bank has no intent to settle these potential civil claims anywhere near the number cited," the company said early Friday in Frankfurt. "The negotiations are only just beginning. The bank expects that they will lead to an outcome similar to those of peer banks which have settled at materially lower amounts."

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